Sunday, May 9, 2010

How to Draw a Lop Rabbit

Lop-eared rabbits are adorable creatures that are among the oldest breeds of domesticated rabbits. They look like regular rabbits except for their long ears, which are relaxed and lop down around their faces. There are five different kinds of lop-eared rabbits, each of which share the distinct ear feature: English lops, French lops, Holland lops, dwarf lops, and the American Fuzzy lop. Drawing a lop-eared rabbit isn't hard if you make sure to keep all the parts of the rabbit properly in portion with each other.

  1. Step 1

    Draw out the head and body outline of a rabbit on a piece of paper using a pencil, skipping the ears for now. The body should have a fat, sideways oval shape and the head should connect without an obvious neck. Use the side of your pencil to create soft wisps all over the outside edge of the head and body to create some soft looking fur.

  2. Step 2

    Draw feet protruding from the bottom of the body. The lop rabbit's front paws look a little like fuzzier versions of cat paws, and the back legs should have long flat feet that come out of rounded haunches. A small, circular-shaped puff tail resides in the back.

  3. Step 3

    Create the rabbit's lop ears. They should be rooted on each side at the top of the rabbit's head and drape down to almost touch the floor. The ends of the ears are rounded.

  4. Step 4

    Add any distinct facial features and fur patterns, using a picture of a lop eared rabbit if necessary. The eyes are large and round. Whiskers sprout from the sides of the nose, and the fur can be any color from white to solid to patterned.

  5. Step 5

    Use an eraser to remove any overlapping or stray lines to sharpen the drawing.

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