How to Draw a King Penguin

As the second-largest penguin on Earth, the King penguin has plenty to offer, and this is a penguin that has some real power. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to bring our own King penguin to life through the power of art – let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved shape in the center of your page, with a “bump” at the top.


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At the left end of the line, add a “point” to the end of the line, and take it across to the right, taking the line down towards the bottom of the page.


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Add a “bump” to the bottom of this, and then continue the line down towards the bottom of the page.


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At the end of this, take the line across to the left, add three bumps, and then bring the line to the right, and up to form the foot.


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Add a curved, pointed tail to the back, and then use a curved line to connect this to the head.


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Add an oval shape to the front of the face for an eye…


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And then add another curve just inside this.


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Then, add a third curved line, and add two smaller circles to the left of this. Shade the space around these small circles.


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Add a curved line across the center of the beak, and then add a “loop” to the end of this.


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Add another curved shape just below the eye…


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Now, add two curved, crooked lines to the center of the body, joined in a point at the end, to create a wing. Connect the left side of this to the pattern above with a curved line connected to one that slants to the left.


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Add a curved line to the bottom of the wing, and add a “loop” to the end of this, before taking the line down and across to the left.


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Add a diagonal line to the top of the body, across the front of the chest.


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Now, use a black pen to add a line to the right side of the wing.


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Use a yellow pen for the top of the chest, and use the same shade for the section under the beak.


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Now, use an orange pen for the shape just above the chest.


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Use a black pen to add color to the head, the face and the body, leaving thin stipes across the back, and in the center of the wing.


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Use a gray pen for the sections you just left white…


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And then use a gray pen for the front of the body, and a shadow below the feet.


And voila – your very own King penguin, standing strong, tall and majestic – there is no denying that he is ready for any adventure!

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