In this tutorial, learn how to create a simple duck clipart made from basic elements and filled with bright colors. Ducks are interesting animals. Quite popular in modern culture, these cute birds are often depicted with a large and flat beak, a pointed tail and a bright yellow body.
Ducks are eating pretty much everything they can find. From fish, insects, worms to aquatic plants, they are usually looking for food while standing on the ground or swimming around in the water. In this lesson, I will show you how to illustrate a simple cartoon duck like the one shown below. Ready? Let's begin this tutorial now! :)
The first step is quite simple! You can start by sketching a large rectangle done using a thick outline. When you are done, simply draw two small circular shape on the bottom of the rectangle to illustrate the legs of the cartoon animal.
Next, you can work on the facial features of the duck. Draw two large circular shapes to form the eyes of the character. Then, add two more small circles to create the pupils. Finally, you can draw the beak of the cartoon duck using several curved lines as shown in the image below.
This last step is also quite simple. The wings are done using straight lines. These pointed lines are located on the bottom of the body and are facing the middle of the illustration. Then, you can complete the drawing part of the tutorial by sketching a large tail using a triangle.
A good duck clipart is visually more appealing when filled with simple bright colors. Inside the body, you can use a bright yellow color as shown below. The pupils are colored in brown. The beak and the feet are filled with a simple orange color. Finally, you can use a dark yellow/brown color on all outlines found inside this illustration.
Below you can see all four steps required to create this cartoon character. All elements are pretty easy to duplicate except for the beak that can be slightly more difficult to illustrate.
If you prefer to work with a more complex duck made from curved lines, you can try this tutorial. It's not as easy as this one, but it's also a good exercise if you want to progress and create something more rewarding! :)