A perfect cold weather drawing project, this cute wintery penguin takes much less time to draw than you probably think. Learn how to draw it in this blog post.
Well I don’t know how the weather is where you are, but here in south Wales it’s flipping freezing. I’m not complaining though – I love these sunny, frosty days. Much better that than mild and rainy… And on a clear morning, the sun rises at this time of year are just spectacular.
To show you what I mean, this was the view from my bedroom window one morning recently…
All the cold weather is inspiring wintery projects, and much of what I have planned for January has a very cold, icy theme. And that definitely goes for this cute, wintery penguin, all wrapped up in his ear muffs and scarf. (Not that penguins have large ears that need to be kept warm, I know… Just humour me 😀 )
If you’re not into cutesy, this drawing may not be your thing, but I couldn’t resist drawing a happy expression on his face. After all, penguins like the cold, right?!
How To Draw A Cute Penguin
- A pencil
- Coloured pencils or markers (I used my Staedtler Triplus Fineliners)
Draw two circles, one on top of the other. Make the top one smaller than the bottom one – kind of like a typical snowman shape!
Draw two feet poking out from under the bottom circle. I just drew three toes for each foot.
Now draw the scarf. To do this, draw a slightly curved rectangle over the area where the two circles meet, then draw another curved rectangle hanging down from it.
Add the wings. These are just two elongated triangles coming off the body. Also at this stage add a curved line (an upside-down U) on the penguin’s belly to mark where the black and white feathers separate.
Now we need to add some detail to the face. A V makes the beak, and two small curved lines at an angle become the eyes.
I also added a line on the head to show the separation of black and white feathers. This is a curved line that runs just inside the top of the head but comes down a little lower into a point in the centre.
Draw on a pair of ear muffs too, if you like. I just drew a slightly squished oval on either side of the head and a curved line over the top to connect them.
Now we’ll bring the penguin to life with a bit of colour and a black outline. I coloured the ear muffs blue and the scarf dark and light green stripes. The beak and feet are orange. I then coloured the rest of the penguin black, leaving his face and belly white.
And there you have it – you’ve just learnt how to draw a cute penguin! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial 🙂