How to Draw a Seal

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Seal in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Seal.

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How to Draw a Seal - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's draw a seal! Start with the head. It kind of looks like a mountain with its tip leaning to the side. Add a dot at the top for the eye and three short lines over its face for the whiskers.

Step 2: Draw the back like you were continuing down that mountain, and add an extra line to the back. From there, you will start the tail.

Step 3: The tail is like a funny-looking leg! Trace a squiggly line down the page, looping back around. Then, draw a short line across the bottom for the body.

Step 4: Next, draw the front legs. They look a lot like flippers, so make sure they are flat!

Step 5: Now, draw the second leg. Because it's on the other side of the body, you can't see it as much, so make it a bit smaller than the first one.

Step 6: Draw a line up the front, connecting the body and the head. You have yourself a seal! Seals spend most of their time in the water, and will rest and have their babies on land. Did you know that a seal can hold their breath under water for up to two hours? They can also dive as deep as 1,000 feet for food!

Interesting Facts about Seals

Seals belong to the family Otariidae. There are about 33 species of seals. They include the harp seal, the Ross seal, the leopard seal, the elephant seal, and the hooded seal. The elephant seal is the largest of all of the species.

Did you know?

  • Seals have a layer of fat called blubber, which keeps them warm.
  • Seals eat different kinds of seafood such as fish, squids, and mussels. They can dive as deep as 1,000 feet to find food under water.
  • Seals can hold their breath underwater for up to two hours.
  • Male seals are called bulls, and female seals are called cows. Baby seals are called pups.
  • Seals spend most of their time in water. They rest on land, and they give birth to their pups on land as well.
  • As pups grow, they can gain between three to five pounds a day.
  • Seals live in large groups. There are usually about 1,000 seals in one group.

Most species of seals live in Antarctica. Seals live on islands and coastal lands in the North and South poles. They live near water, and usually in cold climates. They can also be found on the coasts of Hawaii, Florida, and on Central America.