How to Draw a Pingu the Penguin

How to draw Pingu the penguin image

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.

Here goes!

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…

A simple framework for drawing Pingu the penguin

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.

How to draw the beak of Pingu the penguin

Working outward now, go ahead and sketch in his oval-like head.

Then, follow it up with the eyes (or vica versa)…

Drawing the head of Pingu the penguin

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…

How to draw the body of Pingu the penguin

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! 🙂

Drawing Pingu the penguin's other flipper

OK – looking great!

How about yours?

Here’s how the finished Pingu character looks – black lines only…

Pingu the penguin cartoon drawing image

And then, with a splash of color…

Here’s how he looks completed…

Pingu the penguin cartoon character picture


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.