How to Draw a Penguin in a Swimsuit

We all know that penguins are, by their very nature, cool animals – but have you ever seen how snazzy they can look in a swimsuit? Well, in just a few short steps, we will bring this vision to life before your very eyes – 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 diagonal line in the center of your page. Bring a wavy line across to the right of this, and then another at the bottom, joining these at the end with a point.


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Bring a wavy line down from the left side…


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And then add two small bumps to the top of this. Connect the right “bump” to the line above with a short, curved line.


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Now, bring a curved line up from the left, and take this up, across to the left, and then back down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page. This will form the head and face of your penguin.


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Add two half-circle shapes in the face, and connect these at the top with a straight line to create cool shades for your penguin.


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Add curved shapes to the top of each shade, bringing the one on the left across and down to curve below the mouth.


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Now, add a curved line to the right side, and take this down and across to the left…


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Before adding a large “loop” to the bottom left of the head.


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Add another long, curved line to the bottom right side…


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And then connect this to the left with a curved horizontal line.


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Now, add a line to the right of the wing, and up towards the bottom of the face.


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Add another wing to the right.


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Now, add three shorter curved lines below the one at the bottom, and then add square shapes to the underneath, creating stylish shorts.


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Add two short, vertical lines to the bottom, and then take one to the left side and one to the right.


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Curve this lines up and across, before heading back up to the bottom of the shorts to create feet.


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Return to the shades, and add diagonal lines across the frames, and two curved lines above for brows.


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Next, add two “teardrop” shapes to the space just below the central line – the top of the shorts – and then smaller shapes inside these larger ones to form the drawstring of the shorts.


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Add small dots to the top of these…


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And then use a fineliner to add a flower shape below this, with a circle in the center.


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Add another flower to the right.


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Connect these flower shapes to the line below with a thin curved line.


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Add another flower to the top-right corner of the shorts…


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And another in the bottom-right corner.


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Follow this with the bottom of another flower to the left, adding a thin line to the right of this.


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Add a flower to the left, with a wavy “tail”…


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And follow this with three more flowers on the left side of the shorts.


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Now, add a leaf to either side of the lines, or stems, of each flower.


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Grab a black pen, and shade the wings and head of your penguin, as well as the inside of the mouth.


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Use a red pen for the tongue and the center of each of the flowers…


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And then an orange pen for the beak and feet.


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Grab a yellow pen, and use this to shade the petals of the flowers…


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Use a brown pen for the drawstring of the shorts…


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And then a green pen for the leaves of the flowers.


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Finally, grab a bright blue pen, and use this to shade the rest of the shorts, as well as the stripes on the sunglasses.


And voila – you have your very own super cute, amazingly cool penguin in a sleek swimsuit – anyone for a swim?

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