How to Draw a Penguin

Artist: Dawn / December 21, 2007

Step 1.

Let's begin shall we? Start with a head shape, and then draw a neck line that connects to a large egg shape like so. See how simple this first step was?

Step 2.

As you can see you will first begin by drawing out the spear shaped beak of the penguin like so. Draw in a mouth separating line, and then draw in the forehead, and chin.

Step 3.

Draw the markings that lay on the penguins beak, and then draw out and color in the jellybean shaped eye like so.

Step 4.

All you have to do is continue to sketch out the rest of the head shape, and then draw in more of the body like you see here.

Step 5.

The penguin is coming along nicely isn't it? Finish sketching out the body which includes the stomach, thighs, and ruffled tail. When that is done, draw in the wings, and then move to the next drawing step.

Step 6.

Before you start erasing the lines and shapes in the last step, you will need to first draw out the penguins feet like you see here. Be sure to draw in the three toes, and then proceed on.

Step 7.

All you have to do to finish off this animal is draw in the marking lining on the neck, stomach, sides of the body, and behind the leg. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 8.

Here is the little fellow when all is said and done. Don't forget to visit the link I provided for you to learn more about penguins and their habitat. Thanks for joining me with this lesson on how to draw a penguin.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: December 21, 2007
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