How to Draw a Penguin

Introduction – Are you in love with an adorable looking penguin and want to know how to draw a penguin? If yes then what are you waiting for? Just follow the step by step tutorial by properly implementing all steps. I bet, you will be able to draw a perfect looking penguin with all its innocence and beauty. So, get set go!

Video Tutorial:

How to draw a Penguin  in a Few Steps:

Step 1 – To begin, draw the outline of the penguin’s head and its beak. It will look like this as you can see in the image below.

Step 2 – The next step is to make an open mouth shape for the penguin. This will be achieved by making an elongated and a narrow drop shape from where the beak is starting. After that complete the neck of the penguin.

Step 3 – I hope you are getting a better idea of how to draw a penguin. Now extend the back line of the penguin and draw a curved line for the body curve. You can have a clear answer to all your queries by taking a look at the image.

Step 4 – Afterwards, we will draw the animal according to its body parts. So, draw the flap-shaped arm of the penguin. This will look like this. Do not forget to draw with a light hand. It will make your sketch look neat and presentable.

Step 5 – At this point, at a little distance, draw the front line of the penguin’s body.

Step 6 – Now is the time to draw the lower area of the penguin. Note: the area of the lower body would have a furry effect. For that reason, you will have to sketch using repeated rough strokes of your pointer.

Step 7 – You are gradually getting closer towards learning how to draw a penguin. Now, draw two parallel foot with pointed nails. By completing this step we will have an initial sketch of the penguin.

Step 8 – Another important step is to draw the tiny eye of the penguin. Color the pupil black and then start shading the penguin with the same pointer by which we are drawing the sketch.

Step 9 — Moving on towards the completion of our sketch, move the pen in the shading flow to the lower area. Shading is certainly the most important part of learning how to draw a penguin. It is what shapes up your sketch and makes it stand out of the rest. So, shade passionately keeping your aesthetics high.

Step 10 – Once you have completely shaded the lower body, shade the face as well.

Step 11 – The next step is to add little details on the front of the penguin. After that, it will look like this as you can see in the image below.

Step 12 – Now change the medium, in other words now take a yellow marker and add some details on the neck and to the face.

Step 13 – At this point, take an orange marker and add more details. Orange will work as the darks in the penguin’s body. It is what is going to highlight your sketch. By now you must have learned how easy it is to draw a penguin.

Step 14 – You may add more details in the body for perfection.

Step 15 – Then, cover the white areas on the face of the penguin by using the black pointer. This will give finesse to your sketch.

Step 16 – If you have completed all the steps appropriately, your adorable penguin is now complete. I hope you have actually enjoyed learning how to draw a penguin.

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