How to Draw a Hippopotamus

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step by step

As we all know, the Elephant and hippopotamus are two of the largest animals on the planet. Despite the fact that they eat only grass, Hippos weigh 1.5 to 3 tons. Hippos are always in the water. Only at night they go out on the land in search of lush grass, and they can eat up to 150 pounds of grass in one night. All hippos have stubby large legs, very large head, and a huge body. But this does not prevent them from running fast (19 miles per hour). Hippos typically live for around 45 years. Now let's learn how to draw a Hippopotamus step by step.

Step 1

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 1

First, draw the basic curved line. It help you right draw the body of a hippopotamus.

Step 2

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 2

Next we will draw four small circles for the legs and one circle for the hippo's head.

Step 3

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 3

Now we need to create the rough shapes of the legs.

Step 4

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 4

Draw the general outline of the hippo.

Step 5

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 5

Erase extra pencil sketches and draw the feet, head in detail.

Step 6

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 6

Once you're almost finished with drawing.

Step 7

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 7

Now you will add varying shades and darken the distant parts of animals with pencil. The shading will make your drawing more realistic.

Step 8

How to Draw a Hippopotamus, step 8

In this tutorial, we used the simple steps of drawing in pencil. If you want to draw a more realistic hippo, you can try to color in the hippopotamus with crayons or paints.





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