How to draw a penguin – by Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers must be one of my favourite illustrators, so I got a little bit excited about this tutorial (via the Guardian) on how to draw a penguin. It is so simple, so funny and so charming that it even makes me want to start getting out the crayons!

I know nothing about drawing, so I love the breakdown of all the different shapes which, once you put them all together, make a lovely little penguin. Hope your kids enjoy this one as much as mine did. Happy drawing!



Comments (6)

Courtney in London
June 28, 2011

That is too cute! You just gotta love Oliver Jeffers.

Esther in Amsterdam
June 28, 2011

He makes it sound so easy! Cute. xxx

June 29, 2011

Love it. He makes drawing sounds so simple but I just know my penguin wouldn’t turn out like that!

June 30, 2011

I love this! My 2yo daughter adores penguins so I’m going to dust off my paints and give this a go with her. Thanks for sharing!

September 26, 2011

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