Penguin How to Draw

Step 1: Let’s draw the basic shapes and lines, applying gentle pressure on the pencil. First draw a large circle, and then an oval on top of it. Draw three lines on the oval to mark the proportions of the face — they all are a bit inclined to the right.

Step 2: Draw two curved lines for the wings from the middle of the oval. The left wing points sideways, the right one goes downward. The lines should be close to the basic circle. Draw two triangles for the feet.

Step 3: Now we start drawing the contours, pressing on the pencil normally. Draw the ice floe the penguin stands on. The penguin stands in the center of the floe. First draw the contour of its top surface with an angular line. Draw two or three vertical lines from the angles.

Step 4: Trace over the basic circle to draw the body. Make two hooks at the top of the body contour to mark the inside of the wings.

Step 5: Draw the neck and the head, connecting the basic oval and the circle. Outline the penguin’s black cap. It curves downward where it meets the vertical basic line.

Step 6: Draw the wings — they are narrow and pointed — and outline the feet. The fingers that point straight toward us look thick and short. Other fingers are longer.

Step 7: Now let’s draw the face. Start with drawing two round eyes between the basic lines. Then draw the beak; it is very wide, in the whole length of the face, and the top part is triangular. Draw a heart-shaped tongue in the mouth. Notice a small dash below the beak — it marks the chin.

Step 8: Mark the sea waves with some angular lines. Most lines are short, but there is one long wave that surrounds the ice floe. Erase all the basic shapes and lines before coloring.

Step 9: Now let’s color our picture. The penguin has a black cap on the head and black wings. The areas under the wings are the darkest. Color the edge of the ice floe with three shades of blue; the deepest parts are the darkest. Don’t color the crests of the waves — leave them white to make the sea foam. Trace over the contours again if they got blurred after coloring. The penguin is complete!

Lesson added by Sergey Burlakov