How to Draw a Summer Penguin

Penguins are usually better known for relaxing in cool, icy climes – but who is to say that they don’t enjoy summer as much as the rest of us? Let’s create our own super cute summer penguin in just a few short, simple steps!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by using a black pen to draw an “n” shape, with the top slightly pointed, in the center of your page.


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Add a point to the top right of this, and curve the top line across and down.


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Now, add a small half circle shape to the top, and draw a wavy line across the bottom of this.


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Add a large “C” shape to the left…


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And then bring long, thin shapes out all around this, interspersed with small circles to create a happy, bright sun.


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Connect the two sides of the “n” with a curve at the bottom…


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And then add a pair of jaunty lips to the bottom of this new shape.


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Bring a large “m” shape up from the center of this.


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Add a curved line through the “m” shape, and then add small half-circles to the bottom of this line on either side.


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Draw small black rings inside each of the half-circle shapes…


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Add a pointed, slightly curved shape below, and then add an “n” shape to the top of this to form the arm of your penguin.


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Add a small point to the left of the arm, and then take a line across to the right, and curve it up to meet the bottom of the face.


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Divide this section in two with a vertical line, and add curved shapes on either side of this for your penguin’s collar.


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Add a row of buttons to the left of the line…


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And then add a pointed shape to the right of your penguin, with three circles on top to form that must-have summer ice cream cone.


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Add a small oval shape to the right of this, and then a square “C” shape to the left. Connect this to the body with two angled lines.


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Add a curved line to the bottom of the body…


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And then add two pointed feet, with three sections, to the bottom of this.


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Now, cover the shirt of the penguin with bright stars…


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And use a yellow pen to shade the sun at the top.


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Use an orange pen to color the feet, beak, and hat of the penguin, leaving a stripe in the center of the hat.


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Grab a pink pen, and shade one scoop of the ice cream, and the spots of colors on the cheeks.


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Add color to the stripe on the hat with a red pen, and use this on another section of the ice cream. Use a brown pen to add color to the cone.


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Grab a black pen, and shade the ends of the arms and the top of the head…


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Now, use the yellow pen to shade the stars on the shirt.


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Use a blue pen to complete the shirt, and add the same shade to the rest of the ice cream.


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Now, grab an orange pen and a blue pen, and write the greeting we all want to hear: “Hello Summer!”


Now, we don’t know about you, but this has got us well and truly in the mood for the summer to begin – bring on the ice cream!

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