how to draw a kawaii duck

How to Draw a Cute Kawaii Duck

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 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 duck step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

color the duck's 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 duck – 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 first – this will be the duck’s head.

Next, we are going to draw the wings of the duck. So, we’re going to draw 2 curves at the side of the duck.

draw the duck's wings

Next, we’ll draw the cute duck’s bottom – I am going to draw a plum-like bottom since ducks are fluffy and have nice round bottoms.

Just draw a curve with a slight indent in the middle.

draw the bottom of the duck

It’s okay if it’s not perfect – no duck is perfect and they are all beautiful!

Next, we’ll draw the feet of the duck.

draw the duck's feet

So, draw 2 cute feet underneath the duck’s bottom.

And we’re done drawing the duck’s body.

Next, draw the duck’s eyes. I’m going to draw 2 small circles like this.

draw the duck's eyes

Next, I’ll draw a cute beak on the duck like this:

draw the duck's feet

Easy, isn’t it?

We’re done drawing the cute kawaii duck.

Now, to color it!

You can color it any color you want.

I’m going to color the duck a light yellow cream color.

color the duck

And using a darker color and a soft brush or an air brush on Procreate, I’ll add some texture at the bottom to make it look fluffy!

add texture

And lastly, I’ll color the beak and feet orange and add 2 blush spots to make it look super kawaii!

color the duck's beak and feet

We’re done!

We’ve just finished drawing our cute kawaii duck!

Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


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

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

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

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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