In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Hippopotamus in 8 easy steps. This free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Hippo. Simply follow along and draw the red lines in each step before moving to the next step of the How To Draw a Hippo lesson.
This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.
Before we get going with the drawing, here are some fun facts about the Hippo you might find interesting.
- The Hippo is primarily a herbivorous mammal.
- Hippos are found in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
- Despite the Hippo’s stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human.
- The Hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as the most ferocious animal in Africa.
- The Hippo’s specific gravity allows them to sink and walk or run along the bottom of a river.
How To Draw a Hippo – Complete, and easy to follow, Step by Step Drawing Tutorial
Step 1: Start by drawing the forehead of the Hippo.
Step 2: Draw the top of the head, where the eye will be.
Step 3: Draw the Hippo’s ear and the top of the body.
Step 4: Sketch in more to the back and the beginning of the Hippo’s front legs.
Step 5: Draw the underbelly and the chin or throat of the Hippo.
Step 6: Complete drawing the legs and feet.
Step 7: Add the second set of legs in the background of the Hippo drawing.
Step 8: Draw in the final details to finish the Hippopotamus in just 8 easy steps.
Well done! With the How To Draw a Hippo drawing lesson complete, now you can color or shade in your hippopotamus drawing using the picture below as a reference. Enjoy!
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Hippo! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a hippopotamus is with practice…practice…practice!
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