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How to Draw a Cute Kawaii Penguin

I love drawing cute kawaii animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

And I’ve been obsessed with drawing kawaii animals lately.

I’ve already covered how to draw a cute kawaii duck here.

I’ve already done multiple kawaii tutorials here. So, check it out if you haven’t already.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a kawaii penguin step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

9 - add blush spots and color the beak and feet

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to Draw a kawaii penguin- Step by step for beginners

I always start with very easy shapes so that anybody of any age can draw this.

So, let’s start by drawing a simple curve like this: this is going to be the top part of the head of the penguin.

1 - draw the top of the penguin's head

Next, we are going to draw the penguin’s wings/fins like this – just draw 2 protruding curves like this:

2 - draw the penguin's fins

Next, draw the bottom part of the penguin – since it’s a kawaii penguin, it’s going to have a nice, round bottom.

3 - draw the bottom of the penguin

Now, draw 2 feet below the penguin’s body like this:

4 - draw the penguin's feet

Now, it’s time to draw the face.

Draw 2 round eyes and a small oval beal like this:

5 - draw the eyes and beak

We’re done drawing the penguin – let’s color him now.

I’m going to use blue, but you can use any color you want!

6 - color the penguin blue

Ain’t he cute?

Next, let’s draw this shape with a lighter color – I’m using white.

Next, color this outline and you’ll get that unique penguin face:

Now, color the beak and feet yellow and then add 2 blush spots to the penguin.

9 - add blush spots and color the beak and feet

We’re done!

We’ve just finished drawing our cute penguin!

Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a cute kawaii penguin from scratch.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or even make this a sticker!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute kawaii penguin.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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