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Easy How to Draw a Duck Tutorial and Duck Coloring Page

Learn how to draw a duck with this easy step by step tutorial. Be sure to follow these colors to make him look like a real mallard.

Sometimes it’s fun to mix a bit of realism with a cartoon flourish or two. When students learn how to draw a duck, like this mallard, they can learn about all the shapes and colors of these birds, but have a little bit of fun with the eyes too.

This tutorial shows how to draw a large cute eye with a small highlight spot. It’s one of those details that cartoon artists like to add, and young artists might like to try out.

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Duck Coloring Page

Materials for Duck Project

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

How to Draw a Duck Step by Step

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw an Easy Duck

  1. Make the guidelines. Draw a line.

  2. Add the wing curve.

  3. Start the head.

  4. Finish the neck and tail.

  5. Draw a water line.

  6. Add the beak.

  7. Draw the eye.

  8. Add body and wing details.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons.

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