Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Unicorn Tutorial Video and a Unicorn Coloring Page. It’s perfect for those that want to draw the entire body, including a candy colored mane and horn.
If children want to learn how to draw a Unicorn, this new tutorial will help them do just that. The horse-like body is simplified to keep things easy for young artists. And the mane and tail are drawn with curly segments so children can have fun filling them with lots of colors. Older students or those with an eye for detail will have fun adding some shadows to their white unicorn body too. Turns out that light gray Crayola® crayon that seems to have almost no pigment at all, is perfect for adding shadows to white shapes. It adds a subtle gray that never gets too dark, no matter how hard you press down with it. See? Who says you need paint to learn about shading?
Technically, a unicorn is a mythical, usually white animal generally with the body and head of a horse and a long flowing mane and tail. A single often spiraled horn is in the middle of the forehead. Realistically though, unicorns something showing up all over children’s lives these days, thanks to a fascination with these creatures. Many can’t seem to get enough, and so they are found on clothes, in books, in TV shows and probably many birthday parties too.
How to Draw a Unicorn Video Tutorial
How to Get Started
The best way to get students off to a good start on any drawing project is to show them how to use guides as a reference point. You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, both in the horizontal and vertical direction. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow. For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, this unicorn neck starts to the left of the vertical line, just above middle of the horizontal line paper. The body then continues down and to the right.
Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference points to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate. So does that mean students need to draw a big fat lines down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.
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Unicorn Coloring Page
Unicorn Head Coloring Page
Materials to draw a Unicorn
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
- Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions for a Unicorn Drawing
Time needed: 35 minutes
How to Draw a Unicorn
- Start with a simple curved belly shape.
- Add a simple head shape on top.
- Draw an ear and mane on either side
- Erase the inside, and add another mane section.
- Draw the inside mane lines, horn and face.
- Add a front and back leg.
- Erase gray lines, add back legs, and tail
- Add lines to the tail and a background sky.
- Trace with marker and color.