I decided after some research to make them king penguins, the fat brown ones at the heel are the young penguins. (you can see my reference pictures and colour choice below) They have a lovely streamlined distinctive shape and colouring. In RL the penguins are silvery and shimmery rather than grey as appears here. I’m very pleased with them, they took a couple of hours and will going out in the post tomorrow.
I’ve painted a new pair of shoes for an order. The brief was ‘penguins’, and when I asked about colours I was told ‘penguin coloured’. So here are my penguin-coloured awesome penguins of awesomeness. I hope they will be enjoyed by their new owners!