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Easter Bunny Painting Tutorial – Step-by-Step

This Easter I wanted to paint something cute and easy, but not cartoon style and I still wanted it to be a good painting practice.

I decided to do my best at painting a better Easter Bunny and make it a simple scene, like for a postcard or small painting, so I added a couple of Easter Eggs and set them up on a little green patch.

You can follow along with this Easter Bunny Painting Tutorial with any water-based paint.

easter bunny painting tutorial
My Easter Painting scene – Bunny and Easter Eggs. Acrylic paint

Materials

  • acrylic paint/watercolor or gouache. I’m using Golden acrylics.
  • round brush. I have size 4.
  • paper. I use Canson paper A5 size.
  • paper towel
  • water
  • palette (any disposable plate, plastic lid or paint palette)

Colors We Need

  • Red
  • Yellow
  • Blue
  • green – we will mix yellow and blue or you can use green paint directly
  • white
  • black

We will mix some colors with our basic setup: brown – mix green and red to make brown, and orange – mix yellow and red.

Time total: around 1 hr.

Tutorial

Step 1 – Sketching the eggs and the bunny. If the sketch is too dark, use a kneaded eraser to lighten it.

Step 2 – Color the eggs and let them dry.

Step 3 – Make a base color layer for the bunny – brown.

Step 4 – Add fur details, darker and lighter spots on the bunny’s belly and ears, and add nose and eyes.

Step 5 – Paint the scene around. With washes make the base layer for grass and sky. With wet well-loaded brush make grass. You can add flowers, ladybugs, clouds, ribbon, and anything else you like.

If you have any questions leave a comment!