Since spring is around the corner, this tutorial is all about how to draw a hare. It’s actually easier than you think, especially when it’s broken down into simple shapes. Read on to learn how to draw a hare step-by-step.
As it’s now March, it seemed kind of appropriate to make a hare my latest step-by-step drawing tutorial. Do you know that phrase “as mad as a March hare”? If you don’t, you might have heard of the March Hare as a character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland. He’s the Hatter’s buddy and is present at the tea party scene.
Anyway, supposedly hares get a little loopy and excitable during March. I guess this has something to do with spring being just around the corner…
All of this is a long-winded way of explaining exactly why today’s blog post is about drawing a hare. We’re drawing a hare because it’s March. There.
This, like many drawing projects, is relatively simple when you break it down into simple shapes. The shape is quite rabbit-like, but hares have bigger bodies and longer legs and ears. The hare is basically the rabbit’s bigger, stronger, and faster cousin.
The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice that my final hare is different to the step-by-step images. This is because I had a little bit of an accident when outlining with the black pen, so I had to start again. At the time I was a little annoyed, but then I decided that my final hare was cuter than the first one I drew, so it’s not a complete disaster! 😀
How To Draw A Hare Step-by-Step
Start by drawing a kidney-bean shape for the body.
The shape of the head is basically a rounded off rectangle that tapers slightly at the nose end. Draw this at the top of the kidney bean shape, overlapping it very slightly.
For the front leg, draw two parallel lines roughly a third of the way down the body. Round the end of the leg off to make a foot.
The next step is to draw the back leg and foot. The basic shape of the foot is a rectangle with rounded corners. Then all you need to do is draw a curved line from this rectangle into the kidney bean shape to suggest the shape of the leg.
The hare’s ears are about one and half times the length of its head. Draw an elongated egg shape and attach it to the head with two curved lines. Repeat to make a second ear.
Now we need to add some features to the hare’s face. Draw a tiny curved line for the nose, with a line extending down from it and curving round to make a mouth. The eye is mostly round, but slightly elongated at either side. Add a large black dot in the centre to make the pupil. Draw three curved lines for whiskers.
Go over the outline of the hare, rounding off the corners and making the lines flow. Make the chest and tummy look furry with broken lines. Then your hare is all finished, ready to colour or shade as you like!