Draw a penguin | Kids fun

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Draw a penguin | Kids fun

Draw a penguin

Did you know 2nd April is International Children’s Book Day? We’ve got some great activities that will inspire creativity and fun! Get your green thumb out and make a mini garden in a teacup, draw a penguin with illustrator Donovan Bixley, or try your hand at telling your very own story in our writing competition. With awesome prizes up for grabs, can you help us finish the tale of Tama the Travelling Takahe?

Drawing something awesome is easier than you think. Just take this cute penguin for example! Acclaimed picture book creator and Taupō local Donovan Bixley shows us how to draw a penguin, in 4 easy-peasy steps

Let’s draw a penguin: 

  1. To draw a penguin, I start with a long pear shape.
  2. Add circle eyes and a diamond– shaped beak.
  3. Use triangles for flippers and feet.
  4. Round out the sharp corners to make the penguin softer.

Draw a penguin


From Draw Some Awesome by Donovan Bixley.
Published by Upstart Press.

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