How to Draw Bugs Bunny

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"What's up, Doc?"
- Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny may be one of the most recognizable cartoon characters of all time, second only to Disney's Mickey Mouse. The character was named after his animator and creator, Ben "Bugs" Hardaway. He first made it to the screen in 1938.

Bugs is often seen alongside other Looney Tunes characters such as Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, the Tasmanian Devil, Elmer Fudd, and Yosemite Sam. He often wreaks havoc on the plans of his fellow characters, earning him the nickname of "rascally rabbit," or, as Elmer Fudd says, "that 'wascally wabbit.'"

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Nearly a century after his creation, Bugs Bunny is still on the big screen. Space Jam 2, the "long-awaited sequel" to the 1996 augmented reality film that paired Bugs Bunny with basketball star Michael Jordan, is set for release in 2021. This time, Bugs and the rest of the crew will appear alongside LeBron James.

Would you like to draw the comical Bugs Bunny? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing guide is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons or colored pencils in shades of grey, orange, and green to color Bugs and his tasty carrot.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Bugs Bunny

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching Bugs Bunny's head. His head is a curved diamond shape, the rounded "corners" indicating his forehead, cheeks, and chin. Use a series of short, connected lines to sketch the face, giving it a furry appearance.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 2

2. Extend a long, curved line from below the head and double it back upon itself. This is Bugs' belly. Contour the chest using a short line.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 3

3. Use curved lines to sketch the neck, arm, and side of the torso.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 4

4. Draw the foot by extending a long, curved line from the torso and doubling it back upon itself. Note the overlapping curved lines that indicate the toes. Draw a curved line across the top of the foot, distinguishing it from the rest of the leg.

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How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 5

5. Extend another long, curved line from the belly, and double it back upon itself to meet the top of the leg. This forms the remaining leg. Note again the overlapping lines that indicate the toes, and the curved line across the top of the foot.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 6

6. Use curved lines to draw Bugs' far shoulder and his fluffy tail. Draw a line down the side of the tail, indicating its grey top and white bottom.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 7

7. Extend a pair of curved lines from the body to form the arm. Then, use additional curved and "U" shaped lines to draw the hand and the carrot it is holding. Notice the small, connected "U" shaped lines that enclose the greenery dangling from the top of the carrot.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 8

8. Detail Bugs Bunny's face. Enclose large ovals to form the eyes, with a small shaded circle inside each to indicate the pupil. Use curved lines to outline the nose, open mouth, buck teeth, and tongue. Finally, draw a number of curved lines extending from each side of the nose to indicate the whiskers.

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How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 9

9. Draw Bugs Bunny's long ears. For each ear, extend two curved lines upward from the head and allow them to meet at a gentle point. Draw the inner ear by extending two more curved lines from the head, parallel to the outside lines. Allow these to meet at a sharp point.

How to Draw Bugs Bunny: Step 10

Color Bugs Bunny. He is typically grey in color with a white muzzle, belly, underside of the tail, hands, and feet.

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