How to Draw a Cute Baby Duck

Of all the super cute baby animals in the world, ducklings are amongst the most adorable – and they have the added advantage of being super smart! To help celebrate the wonder of these creatures, we will bring them to life in just a few short, simple steps. Let’s get started!


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Begin by taking a black pen, and drawing a small “C” shape in the center of your page.


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Bring a line out from the left, and angle this up towards the top left-hand corner of the page. At the end of this, add another short curved line.


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Then, add a long, thin “carrot” shape to the end of this line…


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And connect the bottom point of this to the bottom of the “C” shape.


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Add another curved “U” shape to the bottom of this, angling it towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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Add another shape inside this first one, and then bring a line down from the top to just above the curve of the “U”.


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Add another curved line descending from roughly halfway across the bottom, curving down to the left, and ending with three “bumps”.


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Continue this line down and across, curving it to the right, and then back up.


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Now, add another line to the top, curving from the top right corner, across to a point, and then downwards in a jagged design.


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At the bottom of this, add another curve across, back in, and flicking out at the bottom.


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Connect this line to the one at the very bottom with a slightly wavy line to create the outline of your duck. Then, bring another curved line in from just the left of the top corner, curving across towards the center.


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Add a wavy line to the face, and draw two small marks emerging from the top of this for eyelashes…


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And then add two sets of two short lines emerging from the bottom of the duck’s body.


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Draw a large foot at the end of the left set of lines, bringing three long, thin shapes across to the right, and joining them to the lines.


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Repeat this on the right to create the second foot…


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And then connect the end of the toes to give your duck those classic webbed feet.


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Now return to the beak, and add another line inside the top curve.


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Grab a light orange pencil, and use this to shade the webbing between the toes, and the top and bottom of the beak.


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Use an orange pen for the rest of the beak, and the toes and feet…


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And then fill in the tongue with a pink pen.


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Finally, grab a yellow pen, and create a bright, vibrant duckling by filling in the rest of the body.


And voila – an instant way to cheer yourself up! Ducklings are associated with spring and new life – why not do a little research to learn more about ducks and their amazing abilities?

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