How To Draw a Penguin

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Penguin in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Penguin.

Here are some interesting facts about Penguins.

  1. There are a total of 18 species of penguins alive today in the world, five of which are endangered species.
  2. Though slow on land, penguins are the fastest type of bird in the water and also the deepest diving.
  3. Penguins typically spend 70% of their lives in the water.
  4. The average lifespan of a penguin in the wild is 15 to 20 years.
  5. Penguin species vary in weight from as light as 2 lbs (Fairy Penguin) to as heavy as 90 lbs (Emperor Penguin).
  6. Penguins nest in colonies that sometimes number in the millions.

Start drawing the penguin by following each of the 6 steps in sequence.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the beak of the penguin.

Step 2: Draw the head.

Step 3: Sketch the body and base of the feet.

Step 4: Draw its back and tail feathers.

Step 5: Sketch in the penguin’s wing and feet.

Step 6: Draw in the eye and finishing touches to the beak, neck, back and toes.

How To Draw a Penguin