Drawing A Hippo

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Drawing a hippo. That's your task using this simple tutorial. This huge animal is fun to draw since most shapes are large, easy to create and amusing to color. A good hippo must have a visible nose, two large teeth, small ears and a tiny tail.

Once all these elements are drawn, make sure to use a nice pink color to fill the cartoon animal. Let me show you how to create a nice cartoon hippo in just six easy steps using the illustrations below.

Drawing a hippo

Step 1

Drawing a hippo

First, draw the body of the animal. Use a large square and use a light pink color to fill it. Don't use a bright pink, but rather a more subtle version of this interesting color. The outline can be colored with a darker version of the pink color selected previously.

Step 2

Drawing a hippo

Next, sketch the head using a similar shape used for the body (but much smaller). On both shapes, you can use lines with irregular width to give more personality to your work. A constant outline can be boring.

Step 3

Drawing a hippo

Use two small oval shapes to illustrate the eyes. Make sure these new shapes are colored in black. The teeth can be drawn using two white squares. Use a grey color for the outlines.

Step 4

Drawing a hippo

Use two more rectangles to represent the ears. The nose consists of two large circles placed below the eyes. You can also draw two large legs using squares.

Step 5

Drawing a hippo

Behind both legs, you can draw two additional legs filled with a darker version of the pink color used to fill the body. You can also add light patches inside both ears to improve the readability of the illustration.

Step 6

Drawing a hippo

Finally, draw a small tail using a tiny triangle. Make it narrow and pointed. It must be facing the ground. A few white circles can also be drawn inside both legs that are visible on the drawing.

Step 7

Drawing a hippo

Yes! Nice work! Here is a resume of all steps required to illustrate this fun cartoon hippo. As you can see, if you can draw a simple square or rectangle, then drawing this fun cartoon animal should not be a big challenge! Have fun! :)

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