How to draw an emperor penguin

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You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the emperor penguin. Draw two ovals that will help to define the places for its head and body. Draw a line, which will act as its beak.

Step 2

Draw shapes for the body and neck. Add a guideline for the birds tail.

Step 3

Add guidelines for the legs, wing and mouth of the emperor penguin.

Step 4

Draw the shapes of the legs, wing and beak.

Step 5

Draw the toes and tail of the penguin. Add more lines to its head.

Step 6

Add claws and feathers. Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 7

Contour the emperor penguin, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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