In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Penguin.
Penguins are birds that use use their wings to swim through the water rather than flying through the air.
Penguins eat fish, which they catch with their beaks while swimming. Their black and white plumage serves as camouflage and helps keep them safe from predators such as leopard seals and orca whales - from below, their white bellies blend in with the bright sunlight, and from above, their dark backs disappear in the murky water below.
Did you know? Penguins don't live at the North Pole. Almost all penguins live in the earth's Southern Hemisphere, below the equator - only the Galapagos penguin lives farther north.
Not all penguins live in the snow, either - there are small penguins, for example, that live on warm beaches in New Zealand, in Africa, and on tropical islands.
Some penguins are so small that you could hold them in your hand, while the emperor penguin of Antarctica stands nearly four feet tall. How tall are you? Are you taller than this enormous penguin?
Penguins have starred in numerous animated films, including The Pebble and the Penguin (1995), Happy Feet (2006), Surf's Up (2007), and Madagascar (2005).
Some of the earliest animated penguin characters appeared in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. These movies feature Adélie penguins, emperor penguins, rock hopper penguins, and other species.
Would you like to draw your very own cartoon penguin? Doing so is easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to have an eraser handy to remove guide lines and correct mistakes. Shade your finished drawing using colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints.
Are you ready to draw your penguin? Get started, and you are sure to do swimmingly!
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1. Draw a circle. This will form the penguin's head.
2. Draw an oval overlapping the original circle. This will add detail to the shape of the head.
3. Erase the guide lines from the head.
4. Draw an egg-shaped oval overlapping the bottom of the head. This will form the penguin's body.
5. Extend a curved line from each side of the body, just below the head. Angle the line so that it doubles back on itself and encloses a slanted, rounded triangle shape. This outlines the penguin's flippers. Then, draw a short, curved line down the center of each flipper.
6. Erase the guide lines from the point where the head and body overlap.
7. Draw the feet. For each foot, extend two slightly curved, short lines from the bottom of the body. Connect the lines using several short, curved lines to form toes.
8. Add detail to the stomach by enclosing an oval shape using a long, curved line. Draw a small, curved, upside down triangle in the middle of the face. This forms the upper portion of the beak. Enclose a circular shape beneath it using a short, curved line, thus forming the lower portion of the beak. Then, draw two curved lines from the beak to the top of the head.
9. Draw a circle on each side of the beak to form the eyes. Within each eye, draw a smaller circle. Shade between the two circles.
10. Color your penguin. Penguins typically have black feathers on their bodies and wings, with white markings on their faces and stomachs.
Have you ever wanted to be able to draw a beautiful rose? This easy step-by-step drawing tutorial outlines the steps necessary to draw a cartoon style rose, complete with leaflets.
This project has a lot of details, but you can complete it easily by carefully following the instructions below.
In each step, previously drawn lines are black and the new lines added to the sketch are blue in color.
You won't need any special tools to complete this sketch. Follow this simple guide using any type of paper, as well as a pencil, pen, marker, or other writing tool. If you'd like, you can color your finished product.
Would you like to draw a beautiful flower? Doing so is simple with this drawing tutorial. By following the step-by-step instructions in this drawing guide, you will soon be able to sketch your own rose, complete with leaves and a stem.
You will not need any special tools to create this drawing, only paper and a writing implement - a pencil, a pen, or a marker.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your lines as you go along.
There are many details in this drawing, but the illustrations below show you each step. In each image, the blue line is a new addition to the drawing.
"The eyes are the window to the soul." So states an antiquated maxim. To scientists, however, the eyes are very interesting. For example, researchers are currently developing technology that could use patterns in the iris of the eye to identify people, much as the fingerprint is used currently. Movies and television have long depicted such technology, but it may soon become a reality. In fact, some airports are already testing this 'eye ID' technology.
To artists, the eyes hold another interest. The eyes are surrounded by many, many small muscles, and the movement of these muscles is an indicator of emotion on the human face. Our eyes, for instance, can show whether we are happy, sad, angry, frightened, excited, or bored.
The eyes, then, are an important means of expressing these emotions in the visual arts, yet many artists find the eyes to be one of the more difficult portions of the human face to capture accurately. What is more, it is almost paradoxical that the eyes are one member largely responsible for our ability to draw the eyes of another.
Almost every drawing or painting of humans or animals includes eyes, whether open or closed. As such, many styles have developed. The simplest eyes involve nothing more than a solidly shaded dot. Other simple eyes consists of a circle with a shaded dot inside it. The Japanese manga and anime art styles often lend straight lines and squared corners to the shape of the eye.
Would you like to draw a pair of eyes? Perhaps you are working on a portrait of a friend or family member. Now, the complicated task of drawing realistic human eyes is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing guide.
All you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and an eraser. You may also want to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Notice that each step of this drawing guide includes an illustration as well as explanatory text. New lines added in each picture are highlighted in blue.