How to Draw a Penguin in Cartoon Style

How to Draw a Penguin in Cartoon Style

Penguins are cute and easy to draw. Drawing a penguin is super-simple with the detailed step-by-step instructions below.

The penguin's body shape and flippers are easy to sketch. Only the beak may require a bit of back-and-forth before it turns out perfect.

Sketch lightly in pencil first and use your eraser to remove the extra lines later. You can draw the final lines with a heavier touch.

In the following drawing stages, I've highlighted each step with lines of yellow color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

Steps:

Step 1

How to Draw Penguin: Step 1

Draw a simple circle. Make sure that you have enough space left for the rest of the penguin.

Step 2

How to Draw Penguin: Step 2

Add a rectangle, keeping the circle on the left-hand top corner. We will later adjust the rectangle to become the penguin's body.

Step 3

How to Draw Penguin: Step 3

Add two triangle-shapes for the wings.

Step 4

How to Draw Penguin: Step 4

Next, draw two ellipses at the base of the body, one longer, the other slightly squashed. These shapes will help us to draw the feet and claws later.

Step 5

How to Draw Penguin: Step 5

Tweak the body-shape by adding a curved line on the base of the rectangle.

Step 6

How to Draw Penguin: Step 6

Next, we will sketch the facial features; draw a leaf-like shape for the upper bill.

Step 7

How to Draw Penguin: Step 7

Draw a second leaf joining the first to complete a rough sketch of the bill.

Step 8

How to Draw Penguin: Step 8

Add two small circles for eyes above the beak

Step 9

How to Draw Penguin: Step 9

Let's add some structure to the body; add an ellipse from the curved base of the rectangle.

Step 10

How to Draw Penguin: Step 10

Similarly, add three-quarters of a circle to the face.

Step 11

How to Draw Penguin: Step 11

Curve out the final fins and erase the straight lines.

Step 12

How to Draw Penguin: Step 12

Add two dips to the face and belly.

Step 13

How to Draw Penguin: Step 13

Add claws to the feet.

Step 14

How to Draw Penguin: Step 14

Add pupils to the eyes.

Step 15

How to Draw Penguin: Step 15

Draw cheeks onto both sides of the face.

Step 16

How to Draw Penguin: Step 16

Clean up the bill and draw the mouth.

Step 17

How to Draw Penguin: Step 17

Add eyebrows.

Step 18

How to Draw Penguin: Step 18

Add further curves to the bill and body. The curving sides of the body make the penguin look like it's leaning to the left and is more life-like.

Step 19

How to Draw Penguin: Step 19

Clear the extra lines.

Step 20

How to Draw Penguin: Step 20

Color and clean up.

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