How to Draw a Baby Penguin on an Iceberg

When it comes to cute birds, penguins take top place. They have amazing tuxedo designs, a sassy waddle, and they mate for life – what more could you want? Read on to learn how to bring your own baby penguins to life in a few simple steps.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 1

Use a pencil and a drawing compass to create a circular shape to the right of center, leaving the bottom edges unconnected. Then, add a semicircle beneath this, with the edges curving up.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 2

Use a black pen to connect the bottom semicircle to the gap in the bottom of the top circle.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 3

Use the black pen to outline the circle at the top.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 4

Use the black pen to thicken the line at the top and create a slight dip in the middle – like a “widow’s peak” on a hairline.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 5

Add two small dots beneath this and leave two pricks blank while you fill in the rest.


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Use an orange pen to create a small beak in the center of the face, and three small feet on the bottom.


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Use a black pen to bring two shapes out, one on either side, to create wings.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 8

Use a pencil to create a large shape around the outside of the penguin, using sharp, jagged lines to create a section of ice for the bird to stand on. Bring down short, horizontal lines down from each of the points. Use a pink pen to make two small marks, one beneath each of the eyes.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 9

Now use a pencil to outline the top of the ice section, and to connect the short vertical lines to a parallel line at the bottom.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 10

Go over the bottom line with a blue pen…


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 11

And use a cyan pen to create another later below the blue line.


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Now take the gray pencil and fill in the top layer of “ice”.


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How to draw a baby penguin on an iceberg step 13

Use the cyan pen to shade in the background lightly – remember, many penguins live in cold places!


And just like that, you have created some super stunning baby penguins – let’s get creative and consider a landscape for them to live in!

Penguins are arguably one of the cutest birds on the planet, and are easily recognizable thanks to a distinctive walk, prominent beak, and striking colors.

These days, penguins are common sights in specific, isolated parts of the globe – but only in the Southern Hemisphere. While many depictions of penguins place them in regions of ice and snow, there are actually only two species which make their home on the continent of Antarctica. In addition, there is only one species which will ever naturally be found in the Northern Hemisphere, and then only for feeding trips – this is the Galapagos penguin.

While we now associate penguins with fairly small creatures, giant penguins were once a common sight on earth – the first bird to give the name “penguin” was the Great Auk, which was found in the North Atlantic. Sadly, this bird is now extinct. There is even proof that some early penguins were even larger, with fossil evidence suggesting that before dinosaurs died out, there were giant, people-sized creatures. By contrast, the smallest known penguin in the world stands at just over 30 cm in height and are known as “Little Blue” penguins – and yes, they are just as adorable as they sound!

The distinctive black and white tuxedo also do more than help penguins to look smart; they are crucial in helping the birds to avoid predators. The dark black makes it harder for them to be seen from above, while their white bellies allow them to match the sky overhead – all of these make them tricky for predators to spot and plan their attack.

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