How to Draw a Pingu the Penguin
Pingu, the name of the cartoon penguin - we're about to draw here, in this drawing lesson...
Is the main character of the show (by the same name) - about a family of penguins, living at the South Pole.
The show began in 1986, and ran all the way to 2000. It was done in claymation, and to this day... I can still remember seeing the odd episode on TV, when I was younger.
Well, here - let's draw a 'likeness' to this famous character.
How to Draw Pingu Step by Step
Penguins are quite simple to draw, in that their bodies are composed of some very simple shapes - circle for the head, and oval for the body.
And yes, here with our claymation character, - it's no different.
Here's a simple framework, to get started...
First thing then - go ahead and draw his beak.
As you can see below... it's just an oval - a smile breaking up the top from the bottom of his beak.
And yes, because he's looking on - at a 3/4 angle...
You can see how I've kept 'two bumps' on the left side - indicating that his head is turned.
Working outward now, go ahead and sketch in his oval-like head.
Then, follow it up with the eyes (or vica versa)...
Fading what we've already drawn, to light grey - next...
Go ahead and draw his body - beginning with his left flipper.
Follow it up with the large ovular part of his body - and then...
Sketch in his right flipper, along with his feet.
Notice - the Pingu in the show, actually has rounded feet. Here though, I decided to change things up a little bit.
Draw yours to look, *however* you like! :-)
OK - looking great!
How about yours?
Here's how the finished Pingu character looks - black lines only...
And then, with a splash of color...
Here's how he looks completed...
How did your drawing turn out?
Hopefully it turned out different than mine looks. It's all about being creative - trying new things, and constantly learning as you draw.
As always, I hope these lessons inspire you and give you great ideas for creating your very own unique work!
Until next time.