How To Draw a Seal

how to draw a seal

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Seal in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple seal. Follow along with the how to draw a seal drawing guide below by sketching the red portion of each of the six steps – super easy!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Seal drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about seals you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Seals are amazing swimmers who use their flippers to “fly” through the water. They can travel fast in the ocean.
  • Baby seals are called pups. Mother seals give birth and care for their pups on beaches and ice flows.
  • Seals have whiskers on their faces called vibrissae which help them sense things in the water when their eyes are closed.
  • Although they spend much of their time in the water, seals need to rest on land. They “haul out” to bask in the sun, sleep and give birth.
  • Different seal species live in different habitats – some in oceans, some near Arctic ice. Knowing the environment helps when drawing seals.
  • Seals have thick layers of blubber to keep them warm in cold waters. This fat also provides energy when food is scarce.
  • Despite their size, seals are agile swimmers who can twist and turn nimbly. Drawing them in motion shows this.
  • Seals make variety of noises like barking, grunting and roaring depending on the situation and species.
  • Baby seals learn to swim and hunt fish from their mothers at a young age. Drawing mother-pup interactions is cute.
  • Seals have impressive teeth for catching and eating fish and squid. Showing teeth adds character.

How To Draw a Seal – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the seal’s nose.

how to draw a seal

Step 2: Draw the seal’s head and neck.

how to draw a seal

Step 3: Now you can draw the main body and neck.

how to draw a seal

Step 4: Draw in two of the seal’s flippers.

how to draw a seal

Step 5: Sketch the underside of the seal’s belly.

how to draw a seal

Step 6: Finally, draw in the face detail.

how to draw a seal

Nice work, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Seal, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your Seal look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your easy seal drawing.

easy seal drawing


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Seal! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a seal is with practice…practice!

Are you looking for another ocean animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Blue Whale?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Blue Whale

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