How to Draw a Puffin

Learn how to draw a great looking Puffin with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Puffin.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Puffin

How to Draw a Great Looking Puffin for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the puffin outline by drawing the bird's eye. Use three curved lines to make the unusual triangular shape. Then shade an oval within the triangle to indicate the pupil.

Easy Puffin Drawing - Step 2

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw the cartoon puffin's broad, rounded beak. Outline the beak using three curved lines that meet at a point. Draw a short line at the corner of the mouth and enclose an oval around it.

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Easy Puffin Drawing - Step 3

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Detail the pattern around the puffin's beak. Enclose two crescent moon shapes near the base of the beak, one within the other. Then extend a curved line and double it back upon itself to enclose a smaller curved shape.

Easy Puffin Drawing - Step 4

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Sketch the face, head, and body. Extend a curved line from the top of the beach to trace the top of the head. Extend two more curved lines from the beak - top and bottom - and allow them to meet at a point, enclosing a relatively round shape around the eye.

Finally, extend one more long line from the bottom of the beak to form the bird's belly.

Easy Puffin Drawing - Step 5

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. At the base of the body, draw a "W" shaped line. This is the top of the puffin's leg. Then, use straight lines to draw its "Y" shaped leg and toes.

Easy Puffin Drawing - Step 6

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw a final toe on the first foot. Connect the webbed toes with curved lines. Then, draw a "W" shape for the top of the remaining leg, and begin sketching the foot.

Easy Puffin Drawing - Step 7

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the remaining toes using narrow "V" shaped lines. Connect the toes with curved lines to indicate the webbing between them. Then, use a series of curved lines to form the hip.

Add More Details to Your Puffin Picture - Step 8

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Extend a long curved line from the back of the head. Use a series of overlapping curved lines that meet at sharp points to finish enclosing the tail.

Complete the Outline of Your Puffin Drawing - Step 9

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your puffin outline by detailing the beak and belly with curved lines.

Color Your Puffin Drawing

Puffin step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Color your cartoon of a puffin. They have black backs with white patches on the belly and face. They also have red, orange, and yellow patterns on their beaks.

For more great bird drawing tutorials, see the collection of How to Draw Birds for Beginners.

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Learn More About The Puffin Drawing

Puffins are too cute! Add this adorable bird to your sketchbook menagerie when you complete this Puffin drawing tutorial.

Puffins are diving birds that live on islands with cliffs. Their favorite foods are small fish. Their large, colorful beaks have given them nicknames like "bottlenose" and "sea parrot."

Sometimes, puffins are confused with penguins because they share a similar habitat and black and white coloration. But there is one major difference - puffins can fly, and penguins cannot!

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The porgs from Star Wars were based on puffins. In fact, they were invented to disguise the presence of actual puffins at one filming location.

Like puffins, they are small seabirds that live on islands. They even look a bit like puffins without beaks!

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Penguin Chick or Easy Mallard Duck Drawing tutorials.

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