Daffy Duck


To draw Daffy, get out your old swim fins, draw them, and hang a duck on the drawing. When necessary, he can look like a human being, but I like him to be bird-like. I might draw tiny breaks where the feathers show at his shoulders and elbows, but the breaks are less noticeable than on the Coyote, as feathers cling more tightly to the body than fur.

This detail is not strictly necessary; I break Daffy’s feathers because I want to and because it gives character to the animal. Also, unlike so many animated characters, Daffy doesn’t wear gloves. His hands have a thumb like a human thumb and pointy fingers that are a cross between human fingers and a bunch of feathers. In a human head, the upper teeth are anchored to the skull (until the dentist has his way with them), while the lower jaw--complete with teeth-- can move independently.

Daffy’s upper bill, like that of the Road Runner or any other bird, is in effect his upper jaw, built right onto the skull and an immovable part of the structure. His lower bill is hinged to the skull and can move freely up and down.

Daffy Duck appears in:

  • Dripalong Daffy
  • Rabbit Seasoning
  • Duck Amuck
  • Duck Dodgers in the 24 1/2th Century
  • Duck! Rabbit! Duck!
  • My Little Duckaroo
  • Beanstalk Bunny
  • Rocket Squad
  • Deduce, You Say
  • Ali Baba Bunny
  • Robin Hood Daffy
  • The Abominable Snow Rabbit
  • Rabbit Fire
  • Daffy Duck and the Dinosaur
  • Conrad the Sailer
  • My Favorite Duck
  • To Duck or Not to Duck
  • Tom Turk and Daffy
  • A Pest in the House
  • You Were Never Duckier
  • Daffy Dilly
  • The Scarlet Pumpernickel
  • The Ducksters