How to Draw a Floppy Ear Bunny

floppy+bunny copyThis was very popular with my drawing class students a few weeks ago.
1. Students first folded and creased their paper in half in both directions to make guide lines that would help them scale their drawings. A circle was lightly sketched in the upper left corner as shown.
2. A round corner rectangle was lightly sketched, overlapping the head.
3. A pointier nose was added to the round head.
4. The straight body lines were turned into a fuzzy edge line.
5. Eyes and ears were added to the head.
6. A nose, whiskers and tail were added as shown.
7. Two left feet were drawn below the body.
8. The remaining right foot was added, along with a horizon grass line. Finally all pencil lines were traced with a black marker and the drawing filled in with crayons.

3 Responses

  1. I am so glad I found you! I love your blog.

  2. Kathy Barbro

    Thanks for asking as I’ve gone back and forth with my thoughts on the folding. I’ve tried having students lightly draw the grid lines instead, but many have trouble making them light enough to erase later on. I’ve found that most color solidly enough to hide the fold lines, but maybe the best solution is for you try both methods to see what works for your students.

  3. artteacher

    The creases left in the paper from folding don’t bother you?

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