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Rabbit Tutorial Part 1 by Kium Rabbit Tutorial Part 1 by Kium
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Thought I would make a tutorial about the anatomy and features of rabbits :D I hope this helps!

If anybody sees any typos just let me know!

part 2 : kium.deviantart.com/art/Rabbit…

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:iconpokedragon8:
Pokedragon8 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Could you make one on ear positions for lop rabbits?  There ears move a little differently.
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Digital Artist
I'm a little less familiar with them, but I'll definitely look into it!
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:iconpokedragon8:
Pokedragon8 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
And possibly a tutorial on how to draw the body?
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Citycreek Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is helping me SO much with my Watership Down MAP part! Thank you!
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DandeiraArt Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this. Very helpful!
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I breed rabbits and still learned about rabbits here. xD I figured when one of my bucks pressed his chin against my hands and the edges of his cage when I open it was about territory, but wasn't sure - I am owned by him, I suppose. xD No one else in the barn does that to me. And I knew that does got dewlaps when they have babies, but I had no clue what it was really for. x3
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Kium Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh I'm glad to hear you learned something even though its kind of an old tutorial and was actually thinking of making a new one. But ah, breeding rabbits sounds like a job full happy cute faces ;_;
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Well, it is, but it has it's downs, too. After all, rabbits can't live forever, but so far my luck's been good.

 

And wehaven't gotten heat or air conditioning in the barn, and right now it's like 88 f out >.< Hot work but no rabbit can be without water, that's the worst possible thing in the heat.

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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Digital Artist
oh no D: those poor buns. 
it's so sad that they don't live longer, but I mean, with the time any pet has you just give them lots of love and care so they have a good life :) 
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yup. I'm very glad that my personal favorite is a strong young buck, even though he doesn't show anymore - that's because we have a buck now who's honestly a stronger example of a Rhinelander, so we breed and show him. Buckthorn - my favorite - has turned into a pet, really, since the breeding program really doesn't NEED him. xD He's so sweet, though!
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013   Digital Artist
aw he sounds like such a cutie pie :D give that bun all the love!
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EarthIce224 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's very sweet! ^^ I pet him every time 'm out there.
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LynxMaid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool tutorial with cute pictures!
I noticed a typo in the fourth paragraph. 'Flap like' is supposed to have a hyphen: 'flap-like'.
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh no! X3 I don't have the psd file, or at least I don't think I do. Oh well, I was thinking about updating it anyway.
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shichan Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
"No seriously, I tried to poke it..." XD Ahahahaha!

I love it! Thank you for this! I've been trying to do life drawings of my rabbit in order to improve my rabbit drawings (I find them very difficult to draw for some reason), but I find these observations from a gifted artist to be most helpful! Do you keep bunnies of your own?
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Glad it helped! :D I had a pet rabbit named Lapin but she sadly passed away :( I definitely want another one in the future
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shichan Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear that. :( My little one passed away almost a year ago now, so I know how heartbreaking that is.
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Grauber Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   General Artist
helped me very much, thank you
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I was looking for a rabbit tutorial. Never really drew them before just wanted to understand head shape for my new anthro. This is so amazing.
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013   Digital Artist
aw thank you :D glad it helped!
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M-Lee08 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
See it did [link]. I was able to keep the realism but infuse some non-realistic in it. Now to actully finish the piece.
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PengiChan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Interface Designer
yay. thank you :)
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BlazeFireWolf1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This helped a ton!I have been looking for good tutorials for a while because when I started drawing bunnies,they just looked like small dogs or cats with bunny ears(cuz im so used to drawing canines and felines) :/
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buurdy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
thank you! :love:
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is very useful. I've been al over the net trying to find usable information on bunny anatomy for a rabbi-headed doll I'm making. Thank you for sharing this and I shall link up to this when I put some images on my blog.
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Aw thank you :3
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Rhissanna Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This really was very useful. The comment about the acorn-shape helped me design the basic cloth head under the paperclay and your drawing from the front was my main source for sculpting the features.
Thank you, thank you, for making my rabbit doll possible!
I've posted a picture of the completed head and put a link to here [link]

The only other place I found rabbits viewed face front was on Disapproving Rabbits. [link] And I can't draw those. They'd disapprove...
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012   Digital Artist
XD wow! I'm really glad it helped!
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Nesuki Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cute tutorial <3
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Lamorien Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
very helpful, thanks!
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raven-akire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Totally helpful and adorable! nwn
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Omico Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Finally, a rabbit tutorial that's actually realistic! For some odd reason, it is extremely hard to find any tutorial on rabbits, let alone one that actually shows how to draw them realistically. I guess this is because people like canines and cats more so than cute little bunnies and rabbits.

But anyway, thank you for posting up this tutorial. Now I can finally draw rabbits the RIGHT way instead of the cartoony way.
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Kium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011   Digital Artist
No problem :3 I was so surprised that there are not more.
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AuroraWolfStar Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
MAN, I've been looking for a rabbit tutorial for AGES. Thank you so much for this! It's going to be so helpful. c:
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011   Digital Artist
No problem ;)
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NatureNeverHurries Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice. I like that you mentioned the whole rabbit head difference by breed, becasue I was reading like... so not true for quite a few breeds (biggest would be Holland's as their heads are more like a square-ish ball)
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PrincessSolia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this! I have a character that gets turned into a rabbit and I've never got around to learning how to draw them. This is very useful.
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011   Digital Artist
:D no problem
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:iconlaurabev:
LauraBev Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Finally, a rabbit tutorial! Thanks for posting it!:D
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Digital Artist
No problem :D I was surprised when I searched rabbit tutorial because all I got was how to draw bugs bunny or something. I just had to make one
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LauraBev Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah I know :XD:
I had to buy an anatomy book to find out more about them.
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:iconaoux:
Aoux Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh heh derp eyes
it just makes them more funny
Nice tutorial
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you ^_^
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:iconaoux:
Aoux Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You welcome :dummy:
The bunny with the ball nice touch
used to have bunnies that love playing with their ball or was it just the food in them hmm?
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011   Digital Artist
My rabbit likes to play with boxes and baby keys xD I just added a random ball for fun
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:iconaoux:
Aoux Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds adorable
the random ball was funny and cute :la:
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Black-Tiger-of-Evil Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's about time I found one of these! Now I can draw Yumigami with proper anatomy.
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Kageh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
The "poof" is really called a delap.
I really like this tutorial though!
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:iconkium:
Kium Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011   Digital Artist
I know, I just like calling it poof :D
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:iconkageh:
Kageh Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011  Student General Artist
Alright, lol. I don't blame you cause it is a poof! I loved it on my rabbit. It made her look like a house shoe slipper.
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