Illustration

Sketching Sunday: Drawing a penguin

Hi there!

I hope you are having a wonderful and peaceful Sunday so far.

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I enjoy drawing so much that I try to draw daily. Here’s a quick tutorial on how to draw a simple penguin as seen in my book Are You an Elephant.

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Start by drawing two ovals with a pencil. The one on top should be smaller than the one at the bottom, like a snowman.

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Draw the beak by making a carrot shape that sticks out of the top oval. Next draw wings on either side of the lower oval. I will now refer to the top oval as the head and the bottom oval as the body.

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Draw another thinner carrot shape under the first one to complete the beak. Then draw two feet underneath the body.

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Draw an oval on the inside of the penguin’s tummy and a widow’s peak on its head.

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Finally draw three little hairs and two eyes on the penguin’s head.

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Trace your penguin with a marker or Sharpie. Be careful when tracing the beak, because the head and beak overlap.

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Try to trace as closely to the line as possible, but don’t worry if your lines are a bit bigger or smaller than your pencil lines.

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Erase the pencil lines.

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Colour the picture and there you have a perfect little penguin.

 

I hope you and your kids enjoy drawing this penguin as much as I did.

Don’t be afraid to make this picture your own by accessorising the penguin or adding a background.

 

Happy drawing!
Stay Blessed!

Lindsay Sign Off

 

 

 

 

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