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Draw a Hippopotamus

Learn how to draw a hippopotamus from a point of view that is bound to fill your paper. This up close and personal portrait reflects what an amazingly sizeable animal they are.

how to draw a hippopotamus
how to draw a hippopotamus

If your students tend to draw small (which is completely normal, buy the way) then try this drawing of an animal that most students know is supposed to be LARGE. Concentrate on his unique face, and everyone is bound to end up with an interesting portrait that fills their page.

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DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Hippopotamus

  1. Make guidelines. Draw two nostrils.

  2. Draw a curve over the top of the nostrils.

  3. Finish the mouth shape underneath.

  4. Add a chin.

  5. Draw the top of the head.

  6. Add two eyes and brows.

  7. Draw two ears.

  8. Fill in the eyes and add shoulders.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons.

how to draw a hippopotamus

Draw an Easy Hippo

If you’d like to draw an entire hippopotamus body, then this easy tutorial might be more to your liking.

easy hippo drawing
easy hippo drawing

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how to draw a hippopotamus

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