How to Draw a Rockhopper Penguin

Rockhopper penguins don’t only have a super cool name, but they are pretty cool birds overall! Why not take a look for yourself by bringing your own cute bird to life – 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 “n” shape at the top of your page, roughly in the center. Add two curved lines to the bottom of each end.


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Bring the left line out, towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, and then bring this across and back in with a wavier line.


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Make the bottom of this shape a little thicker…


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And then follow this with another shape on the right.


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Once again, make the ends of this a little thicker and darker.


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Bring two curved, parallel lines down towards the bottom of the page.


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Add two spiky sections to the bottom, one at the end of each line…


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And connect these with a curved line in the center.


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Now, add two curved lines to the bottom of the left “spiky section,” and then connect these to the top.


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Repeat this on the right for the feet.


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Add a curved line to the top of the body, and then add another line inside the top right of this.


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Now, add two lines inside the sides…


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And create a beak with a “V” shaped bottom, two bumps on the top, and then a “v” shape at the very top of this.


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Add two triangle shapes, one on either side of the beak…


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And use a black pencil to shade the feet and the top section of the body.


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Grab a yellow pencil, and draw two curved lines above the beak.


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Use a correction fluid to erase the black lines where they cross the yellow lines.


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And then use the yellow pencil to bring more lines across from the two yellow lines.


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Use a black pen to add points and lines to the top of the head.


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Now, use the black pen to shade the rest of the head.


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Use a red pen for the beak and the eyes.


And voila – a stunning Rockhopper penguin – but learning to draw him is just the start! Why not spend a little time learning more about these birds – there is plenty to discover!

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