How to Draw a Duck

Things You'll Need

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Black marker
  • Coloring supplies

Drawing a duck, just like drawing anything else, is all about taking it one step at a time. Below is an easy-to-follow guide to drawing your very own cartoon duck. You can use these same types of steps to draw just about anything else you want.

Start with simple shapes. Draw a circle where the head will go, and a curved shape for the body. Use your pencil, and draw lightly. You will need to erase later.

Add the bill, the wing, and finish the tail. Keep using your pencil.

Add the basic features, using your pencil. Place the eye, finish off the bill, and craft the wing a little a more. Using your eraser, erase any excess lines, to create a smooth image.

Add the remaining features, and see what you like best. Individual feathers would take a long time to draw, so just draw a few. It will give the impression of a feather-covered body. When you get your duck how you want it, trace your pencil drawing in black marker.

Color your duck.


  • Use pencil, and draw lightly. This will make erasing much easier. Don't get hung up on making any one step look perfect. You can always change things as you go along.


  • Don't trace your drawing until you are happy with it. Changing it will be almost impossible.