How to Draw a Cartoon Hippo

The fun thing about cartoons is that they are free to be whatever you want them to be! Here are a few basic guidelines to help you get started. Good luck, and have fun!

Steps

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    Draw a large oval. This is the body. Add a smaller circle for the head.
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    Give your hippo four legs and two small ears.
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    Erase extra lines.
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    Give your hippo a face: eyes, eyebrows, nostrils, teeth - whatever you want. Make him what you want him to be.
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    Add details to body and feet. Draw a tail. Remember: every line you make adds to his personality.

Tips

  • Don't be too particular when cartooning, just do what looks and feels right!
  • Try tracing your cartoons with permanent marker or an ink pen. Most cartoonists use bold lines in their art.

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Categories: Drawing Animals