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How to Draw a Rubber Duck

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Shawnte is an elementary school science educator and illustrator who studies various life cycles of animals.


Duck Drawing: A Step-by-Step Guide

The rubber ducky has long been considered a favorite bath toy among American children. Not only was it a fun toy to play with as a youngster, but it was remarkably cute as well!

In this next article, I will be demonstrating how to draw a cute little rubber ducky on paper with pencil. You can learn how to draw a ducky similar to the one above. I won't be showing you how to color it, as that is entirely up to you how and if you want to include color in the finished drawing.


Step 1

A rubber duck has a very round-shaped head; it's almost a complete circle. In this first step, draw 3/4 of a circle, leaving an opening at the bottom. The is where the body will meet later on.


Step 2

Draw the basic shape of the duck's body. The way that a rubber duck is posed, it is usually in a folded up and rounded shape. The feet are tucked under his body. But since a rubber ducky doesn't have any legs by default, we are mainly going to focus on the overall shape of the body.


Step 3

Now draw in the back tail portion of the duck. It's just a basic tail shape that goes up a bit at the top. Now that we have completed drawing the overall outline, it's time to move our focus to the finer features of our rubber duck.


Step 4

In this step, draw a bill at the front of your duck's face. Draw a bill that is similar to the one shown here. This duck's bill will have both the upper and lower one.


Step 5

Now, draw a simple outline of the rubber duck's wing. Since our duck is faced toward the side, only one wing will be shown.


Step 6

Add little feather lines on the duck's wing. Maybe just two or three lines going downward just to start. Since this isn't the most detailed of drawings, you don't want to overdue the lines and end up crowding the drawing too much.


Step 7

In this last step, all you will be doing is drawing an eye. The eye can be circular in shape and somewhat big to increase its appeal.

After you are finished with this final step, feel free to throw in some color! I highly recommend coloring your drawings, as they help make them pop out more, and they just look more interesting when in color.

Feel free to leave feedback on your experience with this tutorial. I hope you guys like this.


DrawingFan on July 14, 2020:

Best tutial i've found--- ever!

Daniel on June 27, 2020:

wow pretty cool

me on June 16, 2020:

love it i was great

Anna on June 13, 2020:

wow now I want to open my own art shop

Eason on May 23, 2020:

Cool, I draw this for my work:) just to draw a force diagram with a rubber duck.

Brooke on May 14, 2020:

I can draw now and it is so cute

Talia on April 30, 2020:

I love this website it teaches me to draw really quick and perfict

Molly on March 10, 2020:

Wow i can draw!!!

Amber on January 01, 2020:


Sofia on December 29, 2019:

Lovely tutorial

Roy on October 12, 2019:

You should add more to the website it is so amazing

Emma on September 13, 2019:

Thx you for teaching me how to draw it is really helpful to me so thank you so much

jack on September 07, 2019:


Siman akarm on April 07, 2019:

Moon star

jonterell thomas on January 08, 2019:

i cant find what im looking for damn damn damn

Abnormal on November 01, 2018:

That is so cute

Dublyn on September 05, 2018:

are you on YouTube if you are can you do a tutorial of it Anna computer drawing

lillian on April 03, 2018:

this was easy to make but mine still looks bad ;)

Shawnte (author) on October 29, 2012:

I hope your son likes it. :D

peachy from Home Sweet Home on October 27, 2012:

I love drawing. Gonna teach my son to draw this ducky. Easy to follow and well written instructions. Voted up