How To Draw A Penguin – Cute Kawaii Style

Today, let’s learn how to draw a penguin in our kawaii art style. This one is super easy to do and can be done with some simple shapes.

What color do you want your penguin to be? We chose a darker purple and light purple combo but you can do the traditional black & white, or whatever you’d like!

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Grab your pen and paper and let’s get started.


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Focus on the body outline and you’ll do great! Not much to this penguin other than the body : )

Let’s Draw A Cute Penguin – Step By Step

Step 1: Let’s start drawing the head of our cute penguin first by making a wide downward curve.
Step 2: Extend both sides downwards, ending with a curved tip. Note that the left side is a bit more round while the right side just extends down plainly.
Step 3: Make a shape similar to a heart that will make our penguin’s face. The left curve is a bit narrower than the right. No pointy tip at the bottom, just leave it open.

It’s good to note that the line near the left side is very near to the edge as compared to the right.
Step 4: Close the bottom part of the penguin’s body by simply connecting them with a line. For the feet, just continue the outer lines with an inward curve until it touches the body, as shown on the image.
Step 5: Next to draw are the flippers! Make an upward curve stroke for the left part (like it’s waving) while a relaxed, downward flipper on the right.
Step 6: Let’s make the face! Make two vertical ovals for the eyes. Add ovals on the cheeks, horizontally done for the blush. Don’t forget that little line in the middle to make a beak.
Step 7: Shade the eyes black.
Step 8: Coloring time! The outer part is usually black while the inner body color is something lighter. Pink is a good choice. Note that the beak and blush colors are to be darker or different shades.
Step 9: Add a little dark shade at the bottom of the body to complete the your artwork! Good job!

Want More?

We are constantly adding more tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We also have printable step by step instruction guides that will help, even brand new artists, re-create and improve on our drawings!

How about coloring instead? We have printable cute coloring pages so you can practice color techniques or just to have fun. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Cute Penguin Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the cute penguin coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

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Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw A Cute Penguin

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this penguin can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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