Unicorns are timeless fantastic creatures that have been become hugely popular in modern culture again. They represent rarity, magic, fantasy, and kindness. Unicorns are much more on paper than just a horse with a horn. Now that science has discovered historical fossil remains that suggested ‘ancient unicorns’ existed over 29,000 years ago…I was so excited I just had to show you my version of the fictional unicorn drawn in a simpler and easier way.
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How To Draw a Simple Unicorn – STEP BY STEP
The one thing unicorns are not known for is being easy to draw. Unicorns can be complicated so we will make it simple and easy here in this tutorial. With this side view tutorial, we created a super simple-to-draw fluffy unicorn inspired by Despicable Me Agne’s famous white and pink fluffy unicorn. (Imma Die!!)
EASY Unicorn Step By Step for Kids:
1. Start with a pointed ear like the steep roof of a house.
2. Next, connect the ear to the face + snout of the unicorn in a lopsided half football shape.
3. From the head, draw a thick neck stretching down to the body.
4. Sketch out the round outline of a long oval body that will become the unicorn.
5. Now the next important thing is legs; unicorns have 2 front legs and 2 hind legs. On the left side of the body, draw out a cone shape with the wide side down. Draw a cone shape leg on the right side of the body again.
6. Now add 2 more legs in the back, partially hidden, on both ends of front and hind legs.
7. Add the unicorn horn on the top of the head, this is a simple cone like pictured. But you can add a slight curve to the cone shape horn as some unicorns are thought to have.
8. Give the unicorn life by drawing a big eye on the side of the head. I used black but unicorn eyes can be any color (red, purple, blue etc.)
9. Draw a unicorn mane (as long and fluffy as you want) with 3 soft waves on the back of the neck.
10. Next draw a small fluff of mane on top of the head too.
11. On the upper rump of the unicorn, draw a fluffy tail, and voila! You just drew a very simple unicorn. See, unicorns don’t have to be hard!
DONE? NOW GET CREATIVE!
Add in whatever color, cutie mark, or pattern you want on the unicorn. We went with a bright magenta mane and plain white body just like Agnes’s stuffed unicorn. If you want more unicorn inspirations, check out this unicorn-themed coloring page gallery.
Cool Facts About Unicorns:
- In fiction, not all unicorns have wings to fly and are therefore earthbound. But some unicorns have large wings and are able to fly.
- Unicorn families spend their lives alone, living deep in the forests in peace.
- Unicorns can have sky blue, light silver, or purple eye colors.
- A girl unicorn would be called a “filly” and a boy unicorn is called a “colt.” Young unicorns – like baby horses – are called “foals.”
- Scientists believe “ancient” unicorns did not have the body of a horse but were shaped more like rhinos or oxen instead.
- Some believe that unicorns extract their powers from its horn. Unicorn horns are called Alicorns (or Alaricorns.)
- Unicorns, reflecting purity, curing powers, and immortality, is used as an allegory for Christ’s life.
- Some old myths even claim unicorns are born with the genitalia of both males and females.
- In 1603, to symbolize shared supremacy over England and Scotland, King James I adopted the unicorn into the British royal coat of arms.
- In King James’ edition of the Old Testament, there are a total of nine unicorns.
- Unicorns are the official symbol of Scotland because unicorns are seen as “proud and independent beasts” They would rather perish than be captured.
- In France, it was a tradition to hold a Unicorn horn cup to test whether or not the food and liquids were poisoned.
- Some people claim that good luck would be given to them after seeing a Unicorn.
- Pegasus is a legendary divine winged stallion and one of the most known unicorns in the folklore of Greece. Pegasus is said to be the parent of unicorns.
- In the 1700s, unicorn horns were used in pharmacies for water purification and as anti-poisons.
- “The Hunt of the Unicorn” is one of the most famous tapestries in the world and is filled with Christian beliefs and symbols.
- Denmark’s Throne Chair is made of ‘unicorn horns’ – which are most likely narwhal horns, not real horns.
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