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.