Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Penguin Tutorial Video and a Penguin Coloring Page. It’s great for those that are just learning how to draw.
When kinder and first graders learn how to draw a penguin, the shapes need to be really simple, as in “draw an upside down U”. Or “make a large J”. In the beginning, it’s all about mastering shapes.
This penguin is pretty quick and easy, so students can have a bit more fun with the background. A circle of ice that is floating in the ocean offers all kinds of space to add more sea life.
Penguin Tutorial Video
Getting Started with Drawing Guides
The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point. You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have a dashed line running through the center of each step, in both horizontal and vertical directions. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.
Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.
So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big fat line down the center of their paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.
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Easy Penguin Coloring Page
Time Lapse Drawing of a Penguin
Materials for How to Draw an Easy Penguin
- Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
- Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
- Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
- Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions to Draw an Easy Penguin
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Penguin
- Make guidelines. Start the head.
- Continue the back line.
- Draw the side curve.
- Draw the belly and flipper.
- Add eye and beak.
- Draw two feet.
- Add ice around penguin.
- Draw the water and the sun.
- Trace and color with crayons.