How to Draw a Penguin Face

Penguins are known for being super cute – and a lot of their adorable nature comes from their faces! To help you gain a better understanding of how to draw your perfect penguin, we will focus on the face – are you ready to get started?


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black line, and draw a short, horizontal line in the center of your page. Then, bring a curved line up from either end of this.


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On both sides, continue this line across, down, and in, and then wave the lines in towards the bottom of the page.


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Add a curve to each side, and then add four short lines to the top of each of these.


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Return to the lines at the bottom. Take these across and out, and then bring them up and curve them into meet in the middle.


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Use a pencil to draw a short line connecting the two sections at the bottom.


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Add a series of small square shapes to the middle of the top section.


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Now, use a brown pen to use tiny marks to create a small, triangle beak at the bottom of the horizontal lines.


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Fill this shape in with small dots…


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And then use the same brown pen to add small circles to either side, once again using small dots.


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Fill in the spaces in between with small dots made with a yellow pen…


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And follow this with more dots with an orange pen.


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Now, use the black pen to shade the space around the outside of the face.


And there we have it – the details of your penguin’s face, giving you the base you need for a whole penguin drawing in the future.

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