How to Draw a Galapagos Penguin

As the only penguin that is found north of the equator – in its namesake, the Galapagos, this is a penguin that is worthy of plenty of time and respect – and that is exactly what he can enjoy when we bring him to life through the power of art!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved, long “arrow” shape in the center of your page, with the point of the arrow facing the left.


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Add a curved line to the bottom of this, and then draw another line just above the bottom section.


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Now, bring a line up from the top right of the arrow – or the beak – and take this up, across, and then down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page. Add another angled line to the end of this – this time heading to the bottom right.


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Bring a line down from the bottom of the beak, and curve this down and across to the right.


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Add a pointed foot to the end of this, with a curve at the top, two lines at the sides, and two points at the bottom. Add a curved line to the right of this.


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Add another foot to the left of the first, and connect this to the body with two curved lines.


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Now, add a line to the right of the right foot, and add a jagged line with a point.


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Next, add a curved wing to the bottom of the line on the right, and add a smaller line inside this.


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Add another wing just behind the first…


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And connect these to the tail with a curved line.


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Now, add a series of three wavy lines down the body.


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Draw a small crescent moon shape inside the eye, and shade this with the black pen.


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Then, add another, larger shape to the right of this, and add a short line to the center…


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Before using the black pen to shade the main body of the penguin, leaving the patches white.


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Add color to the right foot with a gray pen…


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And then use a lighter gray pen for the leg and bottom of the chest and stomach.


And there we have it – an adorable penguin, ready for a chance to learn and play. But what will he be called?

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