Drawing and unicorns go together like peanut butter and jelly. They’re the perfect combination of creativity and fun! So, what better way to spend a rainy day than learning how to draw a unicorn!
Are unicorns real? While that’s always up for debate – especially when you’re talking to a unicorn lover – drawing unicorns is an easy way to put a smile on your face and brighten the day. As we say around here, unicorns just make you happy.
Don’t believe us? Try being grumpy while looking at a unicorn. It’s not as easy as it sounds!
Step by step instructions for this unicorn painted rock
You can grab the glitter Posca pens that I used on this Unicorn rock here.
Position your oval low on the rock, to leave room for the horn. Start with the oval so that there is time to give it a couple of coats.
Sometimes when you paint directly onto a rock, the rock seems to absorb the paint a bit. Giving it a second coat will give you a nice white look. If you want to give your rock a base coat, check out how we do it here.
Looking for more magical unicorsn? You’ll LOVE these rock painting idea!
Sketch out the basic white shape of the ears. I rounded off the tops to give the unicorn a more gentle look…because unicorns are gentle animals, right! Next, add a smaller pink triangle to give the ears a pop of color.
Draw a tall triangle for the horn. Using the black pen, you will give the horn a nice shape by drawing the rings.
101 Tip!: Sometimes the glitter pens seem very light. I’ve noticed that they darken as they dry.
I like to start my flowers by adding the center dot first. Then you can quickly draw the petals around the center.
When drawing the wavy hair, it helps to draw a small dot where you want the hair to end. This gives your hand a destination and you’re more likely to get the look you want. I gave my unicorn rocks 3 layers of hair, but you can add as many or as few as you like.
The hardest part of this painted rock is drawing the face. I started by drawing the two nostrils. Then I lined up the inside corner of the eye with the nostril. I also turned my rock upsidedown as I painted. This is because I paint arches better than I draw “U” shapes. Practice drawing your unicorn face on a piece of paper first.
Once everything is painted, give your unicorn rock some definition by painting black around all the edges.
Unicorn Drawing Tutorials
Even though we love unicorns, we’re not always the best at drawing them from scratch. I drew one once that looked like a cross between a giraffe and a cat. It wasn’t pretty. Nor was it a unicorn.
Thankfully, one of our favorite YouTube channels, Art for Kids Hub, has a great tutorial that has helped us out on many unicorn drawing occasions by teaching us how to draw a unicorn. (Our version is in the top picture below!)
We’re also fans of the super cute design that Draw So Cute does of a unicorn on a cloud. Can you say ADORABLE?! (Our version is in the bottom picture above!)
You can watch both unicorn drawing tutorials below. No matter which one you decide to do (we recommend trying both of them!), you’ll have an adorable unicorn in no time!
Supplies Needed to Draw a Unicorn
While you don’t need a lot of things to draw a unicorn, if you want to color and decorate it the way that the tutorials describe, here are some of the things we recommend having on hand.
- sketch pad or single sheet drawing paper
- drawing pencil
- fine line permanent marker in black
- colored pencils
- coloring and shading markers