How to Draw a Dancing Penguin

We all know that penguins are super cute – but did you consider how adorable they look when they dance? Well, let’s take a closer look at just how this looks in just a few short, simple steps – let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by using a black pen to draw a slightly square “u” shape in the center of your page.


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Join the sides of the “u” together at the top with another curved line, and then add small oval shapes to the sides for ears.


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Add another small half-circle shape to the outside of the ears, and then join these by drawing a large, thick curve at the top – your penguin is wearing headphones!


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Bring a curved, horizontal line across on either side. Take this to a point, and then back in towards the center.


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Bring a curved line down on the right, angling the end in towards the left, and then add a wavy line to the left.


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Add a small foot with three toes to the bottom of the left curve.


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Bring a wavy line across from the right of the foot, and connect this to the line on the other side.


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Add another set of three wavy toes to the right of the first…


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And then add a line halfway down each of the arms, connecting these to the body below.


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Now, add a series of musical notes all around the top of the headphones.


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Next, add a wide, curved, triangle-like shape in the center of the face.


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Add two more thin, curved shapes to the bottom of this.


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Draw two small circles at the top of the face for the eyes…


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And then add a small “crescent moon” shape inside each of these.


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Use your black pen to shade the ears…


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And then use an orange pen for the beak, feet, and headphones.


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Grab a red pen, and use this to shade the space in the center of the beak.


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Now, use a dark gray pen to add a patch of color to the center of the face.


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Use the dark gray pen to draw a curved shape in the center of the body, and then add color to the top of the left arm.


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Shade the space around the tummy with the gray pen, leaving slight gaps at the edges.


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Use a black pen for the section at the bottom of the body…


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And then a pink pen to add color to the cheeks.


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Grab a gray pencil, and use this to shade the bottom of the wings.


And there we have it – a happy penguin, dancing to his favorite tune – what could be better than that?

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