How to Draw a Kawaii Unicorn ?

How to Draw a Kawaii Unicorn ?

Today, it's drawing class ! Learn how to draw your wonderful animal in our company ! 😊 We hope that this creative hobby will amuse you as much as we do. Once again, we offer you a tutorial to learn how to draw our magic horses, the Unicorns ! 🦄 If you're addicted to cute drawings, then this guide to drawing a Kawaii Unicorn is for you !

To draw this mythical and cute horse, you have two options :
  • You can follow the tutorial to draw the Kawaii Unicorn step by step.
  • Or you can watch the drawing guide in video format a little further down !
  • Don't forget to pause at each step to draw at your own pace !

The new steps are marked in red so that you know exactly what you need to draw next. Take your time, have fun and make a great unicorn drawing ! 😆

A Kawaii Unicorn ? What is it ?

If you are familiar with Japanese culture, there is no doubt that you have already heard of the term kawaii. This term makes you think of pastel colours, Hello Kitty, frilly dresses, rainbows, cartoons and of course Japan ! ✨ The word kawaii is derived from an expression that refers to blushing, but over time the meaning of the word has changed and is now translated as "cute". But kawaii is actually much more than cute : it is an important part of Japanese culture and is found in manga, fashion, art, music, lifestyle and much more ! For those who don't know, the term "Kawaii" means "cute" in Japanese. 🎀

The material you need to be able to make this Unicorn Kawaii drawing

  • A blank sheet of paper to be able to make your Unicorn drawing ⭐
  • A wooden pencil and pens to make the features of this pretty Kawaii Unicorn.
  • An eraser, in case you make some mistakes ! ❌
  • Finally, coloured pencils or felt-tip pens so you can add shades of colour to your drawing !

Step 1 : Draw the eyes of the Kawaii Unicorn

Slightly draw two small ovals for the eyes of the Unicorn. Make a light sketch first so that you can easily erase it if you make a mistake. When you have drawn the shape of the eyes well, go back over them with a pencil to darken the lines. Inside each eye, draw two small circles to represent the glare. Shade the inside of the Kawaii Unicorn's eyes using a dark colour. Do not overlap the small circles of glare when shading the eyes. On the outer edge of each eye, draw three small lines for the eyelashes.

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Step 2 : Draw the shape of the Unicorn's head

To the left of the eyes, draw a short line for the side of the face. Underneath, draw a curved line for the cheek. Bend the line to the right to create the lower part of the head. There should be a large space between the unicorn's eyes and the bottom of the head. Under the left eye, draw two small circles and shade them for the nostrils.

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Step 3 : Draw the Unicorn's mane

Above the eyes of the Unicorn, trace a long horizontal and curved line for the first part of the mane. Add a jagged point near the middle of the line to represent a tip of the mane.

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Step 4 : Draw the horn of the Unicorn

Above this, draw a curved and sloping line for the split mane. For the horn, draw a line several times to form a triangle. Inside the horn of the Kawaii Unicorn, draw a few curved lines to give it ridges.

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Step 5 : Draw the ears of the Kawaii Unicorn

On the right, draw a small pointed arch with a line inside for the ear. To the left of the ear, draw a curved line for the rest of the Unicorn's mane. Give the line a small spike to form a small tuft of mane and be careful not to overlap the horn when you draw the line !

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Step 6 : Draw the continuation of the Unicorn's mane

Starting from the bottom of the Unicorn's ear, draw a series of curved and vertical lines for the rest of the mane. These curved lines must reach a point to create the points of the mane.

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Step 7 : Draw the end of the Unicorn's mane

On the right, draw a few more curved vertical lines to complete the shape of the mane. The curved lines must overlap. Draw a small point at the bottom for the tip of the Unicorn's mane.

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Step 8 : Draw the Unicorn's chest

Under the head of the Kawaii Unicorn, draw a line which curves downwards and then to the right for the chest. To the right of the mane, draw a line that curves to the right and then downwards for the rear part of the body.

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Step 9 : Draw the first leg of the Unicorn

To the right of the chest, draw two long vertical lines for the first front leg. At the bottom, draw two short horizontal lines for the bottom of the Unicorn's foot and the hoof.

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Step 10 : Draw the second leg of the Unicorn

To the left, add the other front leg of the Kawaii Unicorn by first drawing two short lines that lean to the left. Bend the lines so that they are inclined to the right and it looks as if her leg is bent. At the bottom, draw a short line to close the shape and another short line inside for the hoof.

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Step 11 : Draw the third leg of the Unicorn

On the right side, draw the back leg of the Unicorn in the same way as the first front leg. Use two long vertical lines and two shorter lines at the bottom for the hoof.

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Step 12 : Draw the belly and the last leg of the Unicorn

Draw a long horizontal line to create the belly of the Unicorn. To the left of the first hind leg, draw the second hind leg in the same way as the first.

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Step 13 : Draw the tail of the Kawaii Unicorn

Starting from the top, on the right side of the body, draw a long line that curves downwards for the tail of the unicorn. At the end of the line, trace three short points for the tip of the tail. Now close the shape of the tail by drawing a long line curving downwards.

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Step 14 : Ink your Unicorn drawing to make it even prettier !

Using a pen or marker, carefully go over the lines to make your Unicorn design permanent. After inking, erase each pencil mark with an eraser.

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Last step : Colour your Unicorn Kawaii drawing !

Colour in your drawing using crayons, markers or felt-tip pens ! 😄 Colour your Kawaii Unicorn in any colour you like. If you want to reproduce the same colours we used, don't worry, we'll explain ! 😉

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We used yellow, pink and light green to form a beautiful rainbow mane ! 🌈 The back of the mane is light blue, dark blue and purple. Use the same colours for the tail. Use light blue for the horn and pink for the hooves. Leaves a white stripe on the hooves to make them shine. Add a little light blue on the body for shading. Adds blue mainly at the bottom and on the straight edges of the body of the Unicorn.

How to Draw a Cute Kawaii Unicorn ? Video version !


Madison Keys

As a writer by trade and passionate about the unicorn, I like to share my knowledge and offer advice to all those new to the field.


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