Kids will have a wonderful time learning these simple steps to make a seal drawing!
Enjoy this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a seal. This easy seal tutorial is perfect for young children looking to learn how to draw.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the creative process may actually take longer if a background is created as well.
Enjoy creating a colorful seal drawing and remember to add some individual aspects. Don’t forget about the free PDF guide.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Seal Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this how-to article, we will start with a blank piece of paper and discover how to create a seal drawing in a series of steps. We will pay attention to the shape and size of each part of the seal.
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Start The Head
On the top right of the page, start off the head of the seal with a half circle shape.
Add The Fins And Continue The Body
Use a curved line going downwards to continue the body shape, and add the two front fins.
Draw The Tail And Body
Draw a curved line off of the left side of the head for the back, and connect the tail to the back. Use another line to connect the tail to the fin.
Draw The Face
Draw two large eyes and the nose and mouth.
Draw whiskers on the face, and small lines on the fins.
Color It In
Depending on the type of seal, they can be different types of greys and browns.
Seal Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Seal Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
Seal or Sea Lion?
Sea lions can be distinguished from seals by their color, size, and the presence of a round patch on their backs.
Sea lions are much bigger than seals and tend to have a more furry coat. They also have a round patch on their back which is often red or yellow-colored. Seals, on the other hand, are smaller than sea lions and have a smooth coat with no red or yellow patches.
Even though they both live in the water, they are not the same. A seal is a type of sea mammal that has no external ears and relies on whiskers to search for food. Sea lions are members of the Otariidae family that lives in coastal areas and have external ears, forelimbs modified as front flippers and hind limbs modified as rear flippers.
The typical diet for most seal species consists mostly of fish. However, some types of seals only eat other marine life like squid and octopuses.