Penguin drawings can be very varied, but what they have in common is that they are always very cute. Penguin drawings can be very varied, but what they have in common is that they are always very cute.
In this article we want to bring you a step by step process of how to draw a penguin in a very simple and easy way, so that anyone can do it.
The example that we do, we made it inside the computer, drawing in Photoshop, but the steps are perfectly applicable to do them by hand.
So get ready with a piece of paper, a pencil, an eraser and go for it!!!
Easy penguin drawing video tutorial
Children’s penguin drawings are very attractive for children, but adults also like to learn how to make this kind of drawings in order to teach our children.
Por eso voy a comenzar poniendo el vídeo para que veas cómo se hace el dibujo, y más abajo te lo mostramos desarrollado paso a paso.
How to make a penguin step by step
Some people learn by watching how to do things. For them the video above will be great. But others like more explanations, and the rest of the tutorial is for those people. I’m going to explain step by step how I made the drawing, I hope you like it:
1- First strokes
Don’t be scared because in the first step you will think we are doing something different.
No, what we are going to make is a cute penguin.
Whenever you are going to draw something it is good to reduce it to basic shapes, so that you have a proportionate form to guide you. In this case we are going to start the head by making a rectangle with the proportion you see in the graphic. Then you make a vertical stroke in the middle, and another horizontal stroke in the bottom third, so that it looks like in the image.
2- Drawing eyes and beak
Now we have to start with the features that go inside the head to maintain the correct proportions.
In this step we are going to make the two circles that correspond to the eyes, and at the intersection of the two axes that you made before you are going to make the beak. The penguin’s beak can be made in several ways. In this case you see a kind of pointed oval for the top and then an arc for the bottom.
3- Continuing with the head shapes
Now we are setting up the total head, and that’s when we start to get the feeling that we are drawing a pinguin.
You make a bow at the top of the base rectangle, which is going to be the bottom of the penguin cap.
Two consecutive vertical arcs on the sides, the top one is larger because it ends in the lower third, where the horizontal axis is. This is done on both sides.
Finally, you draw the shapes you see from the beak in the style of butterfly wings, to determine the black area of the soft. You will see this better when it is finished.
4- Finishing the penguin head
Only a few details are missing to finish our penguin head.
The next step is to assemble the cap, as he is very cold because he lives at the south pole.
We start by making a band, which is the turning part of the wool cap. On top of it goes a kind of pointed bow, which will be the rest of the cap, and finally, at the top we make a circle that will be the pompom of the cap.
This way we have already completed the basic drawing of the head, so now we are going to do the whole penguin’s body.
5- To draw the scarf and body
Let’s take the next step in our penguin drawing crash course.
Having finished the head in a generic way in the previous step, now we are going to put a scarf that determines the end of the head. It is very simple, since we make two parallel arches with the width that we want to give the scarf. Then on one side of the middle we make the two strips that hang from the scarf: one that will go on the outside and the other that will go on the back. The one at the back looks good if you make it a little shorter than the other one.
With the scarf finished, you can now trace what will be the body of the penguin. The idea is to make a kind of bag, which in the end results in a drawing that looks like a snowman. In fact, if you want you can make a snowman with the same steps that we saw here. The only difference now would be to put a carrot instead of a beak, and two tree branches for arms.
In our case we continue making the penguin, so we are going to leave it with that curvature as the total body, which in the next step we are going to complete.
6- Finishing the basic penguin drawing
We are almost there.
Now we are going to make the wings, which in a cartoon drawing act as if they were the arms. There is no mystery in drawing the wings: just as you see them in the drawing, since they don’t have fingers or anything weird. Just trace and that’s it.
You should also make the legs. In this case we have made a kind of duck legs, which look good for this drawing.
The last thing missing is a line not exactly parallel to the body, on the inner side, to differentiate the black part from the white breastplate that penguins have.
7- Highlighting the drawing
To highlight the drawing you don’t need many instructions. If you have followed the steps as they are, you should be clear about the shape of the whole drawing. You just have to be careful in the things that go in front and those that go behind, to avoid later erasures. For example in the scarf.
At this point we can say that our penguin drawing is finished, but you will surely want it in color, because they are much cuter, so let’s paint it.
8- How to color the penguin
The first thing we are going to do to make sure we don’t make a mistake is to paint everything in black first. It’s simple: it’s the outside of the head, the outside of the body, the arms and the eyes.
When painting the eyes black, it leaves part white, which gives the feeling of brightness. This creates a very nice effect in all the drawings.
9- Incorporating color
The incorporation of color is up to the artist’s taste. In this case I wanted to make a combination of red and green colors. It is the typical combination of Christmas drawings, for example. Therefore this drawing could serve me to make something for the occasion.
In this case I painted the scarf and parts of the hat red. If you want you can make the back of the scarf a darker color, to give it depth.
10- We finish the penguin
And now we have reached the end of the drawing. To finish we paint the beak and legs in an orange or brown color and that’s it. I hope you liked the tutorial and that the drawing turns out well for you.
If you do well, let me know in the comments, and let’s go for the next challenge. Go for it!
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