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How to Draw a Duck

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.

If you find lots of your students drawing the popular anime eyes these days (my word for the ones with lots of shiny circles in them) then they may really like practicing it on this duck. His extra large eye can become extra expressive!

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MATERIALS

  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, 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.

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Mallard 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. Draw 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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