How to Draw an Unicorn – Easy and Cute Step by Step Drawing Tutorial

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Put some magic on paper by learning how to draw a unicorn. This step-by-step tutorial will guide you through 9 steps designed for kids, beginners and anyone who wants to make a cute unicorn drawing.

As for our other how to draw tutorials, This comes with a directed drawing activity sheet that you can print out and draw anywhere (or give out to your students in class).

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A while ago we shared a tutorial on how to draw horses and although these two tutorials have some steps in common and some similarities, the final drawing will be slightly different. I also recommend checking out the horse as you can turn it into a unicorn pretty easily if you like this design better.

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When you’re done with your unicorn drawing, you can go even one step further and draw embellishments on or around the unicorn itself (the top of the hind leg is a popular spot). Why don’t you draw a rainbow, a diamond, stars, flowers or whatever you want?

How to draw a unicorn

Unicorn Drawing Tutorial

What do you need

  • our printable unicorn led drawing (optional, you can enter it at the end of the drawing guide)
  • pencil or marker
  • paper

Optional: coloring accessories.

step 1

Start drawing a unicorn head. You can simply make a U shape or get a little more detail with your head shape.

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Draw a magical unicorn head

2nd step

This step requires a little more work. Let’s draw all the details of the face: the closed eye, muzzle and one ear. The ear should be slightly away from the head.

Draw on the face and ear

step 3

Let’s work on the mane. Draw a piece between the ear and the head. Also do the first part of the main part. We’re going to draw it in segments; this will make the unicorn even more magical when you color it in the end.

work on the hair

step 4

Tease the neckline and continue working your mane. You look great already, don’t you?

Draw the cutout

step 5

Here is the first pair of legs.

draw the legs

step 6

The abdomen and back are next.

The unicorn's belly and back

step 7

Draw the other pair of legs.

next pair of legs

step 8

Draw the unicorn’s tail.


step 9

Finally, turn this horse into a unicorn design by adding a horn and some extra details on the tail. Congratulations! You just learned how to draw a unicorn.

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Turn the horse into a unicorn drawing


To add the final touch of magic, color your unicorn drawing. While there are certainly no rules on how to color unicorns, we think unicorns look stylish with a “rainbow” mane and tail.

Color in your unicorn drawing

Get how to draw a unicorn line art printable

How to draw a unicorn

Good drawing!

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