How to Draw Daisy Duck
Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Walt Disney's Daisy Duck. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Start by drawing a big circle near the bottom half of the page to leave room for Daisy Duck’s big bow. The circle doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s only a guide for her head.
Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. The vertical line should be closer to the right side, and the horizontal line should be close to the bottom. Draw these lines with a slight bend to contour to the circle.
Step 3: Sitting on top of the horizontal line on either side of the vertical line draw a long arc similar to an upside-down letter U. These will be guides for Daisy Duck's eyes. The eye on the right should be smaller because of perspective.
Step 4: Below the circle, draw a wide arc as a guide for the lower part of Daisy Duck's beak. The arc should have rounded corners at the bottom. On the lower, right side of the head, draw a smaller arc similar to a sideways letter U as a guide for the top of Daisy Duck's beak.
Step 5: On top of the circle, draw two big peaks similar to the letter M as a guide for Daisy Duck's bow. The height of the peaks should be similar in size to her head.
Step 6: That’s it for the initial sketch! You have the basic Daisy Duck shape. Now go in and tighten your drawing. From this point on, press harder with your pencil in order to get darker lines and a more defined sketch.
Step 7: Draw the top part of Daisy Duck's beak using the initial lines as guides. Darken the sideways U arc and extend the top part into the circle a bit more. Then draw a long line that starts on the left side of the left eye, dips down toward the bottom of the circle and ends on the right side inside the sideways U.
Step 8: Darken the lower part of Daisy Duck's beak. Extend the line on the left side to wrap around the smile and continue going to the right, making sure to then dip the line down when it gets to Daisy Duck's eyes. Draw a wavy line on the right side for the rest of the beak.
Step 9: Finish the bottom part of Daisy Duck's beak by drawing a smaller wide arc within the first wide arc and a small upside-down triangle on the top.
Step 10: Darken the arcs for Daisy Duck's eyes. Inside each eye, near the middle, draw a curved line for her half-closed eyelids. Above each eye, draw an arc for Daisy Duck's brow.
Step 11: Draw a half oval inside each eye for Daisy Duck's pupils. Shade in the ovals except for a small circle to represent glare. Draw three long curved lines from the eyelids as her eyelashes.
Step 12: Use the initial M-shaped line as a guide to draw Daisy Duck's bow. Make the corners rounder and draw a few curved lines for the creases. Draw a curved line between the peaks to create the bow’s knot.
Step 13: Draw the rest of Daisy Duck's head using the main circle as a guide. Draw a few spikes on the left side to represent her feathers.
Step 14: That’s it! You now have a nice sketch of Daisy Duck. You can stop at this quick drawing for a rough, sketchy look or go for a more finished look by continuing to the step below.
Step 15: For a more finished, inked look, carefully draw over the final sketch lines with a pen or marker. Wait for the ink to dry, and then get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser. You now have a finished inked drawing of Daisy Duck! You can stop here or go to the final step to complete your Daisy Duck drawing.
Final Step: For a completely finished Daisy Duck drawing, you have to color it. You can use markers, color pencils and even crayons! Color Daisy Duck's bow pink or any other color you’d like. Her eyelids are usually violet. Her beak is yellow-orange. The inside of Daisy Duck's mouth is light brown, and her tongue is pink. That’s it! You now have a completed drawing of Walt Disney’s Daisy Duck.