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How to draw a Unicorn head?

September 14, 2020 3 min read

How to draw a Unicorn head?

Have you ever wondered how to draw a Unicorn head? 🦄 If you've always dreamed of reproducing a beautiful Unicorn drawing, then you've come to the right place! Well, there's no guarantee that after this tutorial you'll become a professional artist, but at least you'll be able to impress your friends and family by drawing a beautiful Unicorn face! 😌

Come on, no more talk, let's get down to business! Prepare yourself properly: Get out your crayons, eraser and drawing sheets! This tutorial is as good for children as it is for adults! After all, drawing is a creative and educational pastime that is great fun! This easy drawing tutorial will help you get your hands on proportions and colouring!

Let's get started! We'll show you how to draw a beautiful Unicorn head in just 6 steps! 👌

Step 1: Draw the Unicorn's head in profile

  How to draw a Unicorn step 1

Start at the top of the nose where the hairline will be and draw a rounded shape on the side. This will give you the Unicorn's nose and jaw. You can draw a simple line, but varying the thickness of the line adds interest to the shape!

Step 2: Draw the fringe of the Unicorn

How to draw a Unicorn head step 2

What we want is a Unicorn with a nice fringe! And to make the drawing even more lively, we're going to draw it in such a way as to suggest movement, as if the Unicorn had her hair in the wind! 💨Quand you will draw the fringe, think of a wave crashing on the beach. Then draw a sweeping movement with small spikes at the end.  

Step 3: Draw the Unicorn's horn

How to draw a Unicorn head step 3

What would the Unicorn be without its beautiful magic horn? Here, the easiest way to draw the Unicorn's horn is to draw a long, pointed cone shape filled with diagonal lines. Try to draw the horn in individual segments to get a prettier look. Here we have used segments with rounded centres and pointed ends. They form kinds of leaves. 🍂

Step 4: Draw the neck and throat of the Unicorn

How to draw a Unicorn head step 4

The back of the neck starts at the fringe and descends in an arc well beyond the jaw. The front of the neck is only a short angular line. 

Step 5: Draw the Unicorn's mane

How to draw a Unicorn head step 5

The mane follows the shape you drew for the neck, but it is bigger and more "swollen". Start with the horn, draw a wave-like ridge as you did for the fringe, then sweep down, ending your pointed arch. Start a second line at the throat and draw a hook shape. This forms a lock of curly hair. Start a third line that connects to the hair strand and sweep down to a point. Then comes back up where the unicorn's shoulder would be. If you draw these lines well, the mane will seem to run down the nape of the unicorn's neck.

Step 6: Draw the Unicorn's eyelashes, eyebrows, nostrils and eyes

How to draw a Unicorn head step 6

Draw an arc downwards to make the closed eye of the Unicorn and short lines for the eyelashes. Draw her eyebrow just above. Next, draw narrow nostrils close together to mimic what they would look like when viewed at an angle. Finally, draw lines along the curve of the hair to give it volume! 

Bonus step: Colour the Unicorn!

How to draw a Unicorn bonus colouring step

Make way for magical colouring! If you want to add accents to your drawing, fill the face, hair and horn with the colour you want and then imagine where the light comes from in the scene. If the light comes from the left as in our drawing, draw extra lines of light colour to imitate the areas where the light is reflected! 😉

Do you have any problems with colouring? Here's a Unicorn colouring site that can help you get your hands dirty! Here you can print out a bunch of free Unicorn drawings, or other animal colourings, which you can then paste into your colouring book!

Once you've finished your Unicorn drawing, it's up to you to see if you want to draw a body for it! For example, you could draw a beautiful sky-coloured dress, big angelic wings, beautiful shiny hooves and a long pearly tail! Don't forget, imagination has no limits and the main thing is to have fun! 

That's it, we're done with this little tutorial! We hope you will now know how to draw a Unicorn head! 🦄 If you have a little trouble with drawing, don't panic! You just need a little patience and perseverance and it will come to you! 😊 After all, drawing is a manual activity that takes time! Next time, we'll put online an article dedicated to Unicorn's colouring! We hope you've enjoyed this guide and wish you a great day in Wonderland! 

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