How to Draw a Hippo for Kids

Artist: Dawn / August 8, 2011

Step 1.

Make a perfect circle for the head and face of the hippo. Add one face guide and move along.

Step 2.

Here you will draw out the shape of the head as well as the wide long shape of the nose or muzzle of this animal. Draw in the flat tipped ears, and then move to step three.

Step 3.

All you have to do here is draw out the oblong shaped eyes like so, and then draw in the eyeballs, eyebrows, and two front teeth. Lastly, make swirls for the nostril holes and then that's about it for this step.

Step 4.

Simply draw out the front legs which are bent because this hippo is enjoying the water.

Step 5.

Draw out the rest of the hippo's body by making the back, butt, hind legs and feet, and then the belly. Draw the nails on the front feet and draw a tail. Since this is the last step, you will also need to erase the mistakes and guides you drew in ste   

Step 6.

Here is the finished product when you are all done drawing. Color in your hippo and enjoy something else to draw.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 8, 2011
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