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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! :)