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How To Draw a Penguin

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Penguin in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Penguin.

Here are some interesting facts about Penguins.

  1. There are a total of 18 species of penguins alive today in the world, five of which are endangered species.
  2. Though slow on land, penguins are the fastest type of bird in the water and also the deepest diving.
  3. Penguins typically spend 70% of their lives in the water.
  4. The average lifespan of a penguin in the wild is 15 to 20 years.
  5. Penguin species vary in weight from as light as 2 lbs (Fairy Penguin) to as heavy as 90 lbs (Emperor Penguin).
  6. Penguins nest in colonies that sometimes number in the millions.

Start drawing the penguin by following each of the 6 steps in sequence.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the beak of the penguin.

Step 2: Draw the head.

Step 3: Sketch the body and base of the feet.

Step 4: Draw its back and tail feathers.

Step 5: Sketch in the penguin’s wing and feet.

Step 6: Draw in the eye and finishing touches to the beak, neck, back and toes.

How To Draw a Penguin

 

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How To Draw a Spider

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Spider in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the spider.

Here are some facts about Spider that may interest you.

  1. Spiders are not insects, but members of the arachnid family.
  2. Spiders have eight legs while insects have only six.
  3. There are over 40,000 species of spiders in the world today.
  4. The overwhelming majority of spiders are completely harmless to humans.
  5. Not all spiders spin webs – The wolf spider, for example, stalks and overpowers it’s prey.
  6. All spiders produce silk.

Start drawing the spider by following each of the 6 steps in sequence.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the upper-body of the spider.

Step 2: Draw the first set of legs.

Step 3: Next, draw the second set of legs.

Step 4: Sketch the lower body and third set of legs.

Step 5: Draw the final set of legs.

Step 6: Finally, add the spider’s head and body detailing.

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How To Draw a Tiger

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Tiger in 6 easy steps. This step by step free lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Tiger.

Here are some facts about Tigers that you might find interesting.

  1. The tiger is the largest wild cat in the world.
  2. Tigers stretch over 6 feet long and can weigh up to 750 pounds (340 kg).
  3. Tigers hunt when it’s dark and can more easily sneak up on their prey.
  4. A tiger’s roar is so loud it can be heard 5 miles (8 km) away.
  5. Unlike most cats, tigers actually enjoy being in the water and are quite agile swimmers.
  6. When exceptionally hungry, tigers have been known to devour up to 65 pounds (30 kg) of meat in one feeding.

Start drawing the tiger by following each of the 6 steps in sequence.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the outline of the head and jaw of the tiger.

Step 2: Draw in its nose and start of the first front leg.

Step 3: Finish drawing the front leg and sketch the rear, tummy, and back leg.

Step 4: Complete the back leg and draw in the eyes, mouth and second front leg.

Step 5: Add the fourth leg, ears and tail.

Step 6: Finally, add the stripes and finishing touches to its face, ears and claws.

Here’s a video on drawing a more advanced but very realistic tiger.

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How To Draw a Wolf

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Wolf in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Wolf.

Here are some facts about Wolves that you might find interesting.

  1. Wolves can weigh anywhere between 40 lbs and 180 lbs.
  2. Wolves live in packs which can be as few as 2 members to as many as 25 members or more.
  3. The average wolf can run up to 35 miles an hour.
  4. Wolves have 42 teeth.
  5. The average life span of a wolf in the wild is only 7 years though they have been known to live up to 14 years.

Start drawing the wolf by following each of the 8 steps in sequence.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the forehead of the Wolf.

Step 2: Draw the first ear.

Step 3: Draw the snout.

Step 4: Sketch the upper neck and lower back towards the tail.

Step 5: Draw the mouth and the beginning of the front legs and rear legs.

Step 6: Add the underbelly and lower part of the neck.

Step 7: Draw in the other two legs and add the tail.

Step 8: Finally, draw the nose, eye, and second ear to complete this drawing of a Wolf.

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How To Draw an Octopus

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Octopus in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Octopus.

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.

Here are five fun facts about the Octopus you might find educational.

  1. It is a marine animal classified as a mollusk (soft bodied animals).
  2. The octopus is characterized by a soft body with a well-developed brain and by eight arms bearing two rows of suckers each.
  3. An octopus spends much of its life in hiding.
  4. Many species such as common octopus can grow to about 1 meter (about 3 ft) long.
  5. Octopuses are highly intelligent, probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates (animals without a backbone).

Step 1: Draw the outline of the head.

Step 2: Add more body.

Step 3: Add the first of the tentacles.

Step 4: Draw the eyes and another tentacle.

Step 5: Add two more tentacles and the eye detail.

Step 6: Add more body details and finish the eye.

Use the following sketch as an example of how your drawing should look.

Shade in the sketch like the following image.


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How To Draw a Mouse

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Mouse 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 Mouse.

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.

Here are five fun facts about the Mouse you might find educational.

  1. This is the small members of the rodent family.
  2. They are numerous all over the world and prefer to live in human habitations.
  3. A house mouse is slightly less than 17 cm (less than 6.5 in) long including the tail.
  4. A mouse breeds every 10 to 17 weeks throughout the year, producing five to ten young in a litter.
  5. Mice are omnivorous.

Step 1: Start by drawing the nose and head.

Step 2: Draw the underbelly.

Step 3: Finish the nose.

Step 4: Draw the remaining body.

Step 5: Draw the feet.

Step 6: Draw the Tail of the Mouse.

Step 7: Draw the ears and eyes to finish the drawing.

Your mouse should look like the following Sketch:

Shade in your sketch like the following picture.


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How To Draw a Mountain Goat

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Mountain Goat 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 Mountain Goat.

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.

Here are five fun facts about the Mountain Goat you might find educational.

  1. A large hoofed mammal found in North America.
  2. It is a good climber and often rest on rocky cliffs where predators cannot reach.
  3. Both male and female mountain goats have beards, short tails and long black horns.
  4. In winter, their coats can help them withstand temperatures as low as -50 degrees Fahrenheit (-45.6 degrees Celsius).
  5. Mountain goats are herbivores and spend most of their time grazing.

The following steps will show you how to Draw a Mountain Goat step by step.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the nose of the Mountain Goat

Step 2: Add the ear and the top of the Head.

Step 3: Add the back

Step 4: Sketch the lower jaw, adding the beard and lower chest.

Step 5: Draw the under belly and thighs for each leg.

Step 6: Complete the legs by adding the hoofs.

Step 7: Finish the second set of legs.

Step 8: Finish the drawing by adding the last details, add the horns and eyes to complete the drawing of the Moutain Goad.

You’re completed Drawing should look something like this:

Use the following example of the Mountain Goat to add your shading, giving the Mountain Goat a life like appearance.

Get more lessons on drawing Mountain Goats and over 100 other animals in our Drawing Collection.

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How To Draw a Moose

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Moose 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 Moose.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Moose you might find educational.

  1. This is the largest member of the deer family.
  2. Moose is the name used in America but in Europe and Asia it is referred to as Elk.
  3. Some bulls (male moose) weigh more than 760 kg (1600 lb).
  4. They are herbivores (they only feed on plants).
  5. The average life span of a moose is about 5-6 years although some can live as long as 20 years.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the top of the snout.

Step 2: Add the ear and the lower jaw.

Step 3: Draw the lower neck.

Step 4: Draw the upper back.

Step 5: Sketch the legs.

Step 6: Add the underbelly and begin to sketch the Horns.

Step 7: Add the second set of legs.

Step 8: Finish the Horns, add the facial details like the eye and lower scruff below the chin to finish this drawing of the Moose.

Your Final drawing should look something like this:

Use this example to lightly shade in the details of the Moose to give it a realistic look.

This is a quick way to draw a Moose Head , more of a Cartoon looking Moose head.

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How To Draw a Monkey

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Monkey in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Monkey.
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.
Here are some fun facts about the Monkey you might find educational.
  1. Monkey is a word used to describe any of the 160 species of primates that have grasping hands, forward facing eyes and highly developed brains.
  2. Most monkeys have tails (capable of grasping on branches), a characteristic that distinguishes them from their larger primate cousins called apes.
  3. Monkeys are highly skilled climbers, and most spend much of their lives on trees.
  4. Monkeys demonstrate great intelligence for instance, they can store information about the different locations of different fruit trees and the time of the year when the fruits are ripe.
  5. Monkeys have fingers and toes which are very flexible and their palms and soles like those of humans are hairless.

The following 6 steps will show you how to draw the Monkey.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the Head.

Step 2: Draw the back and lower stomach area.

Step 3: Start to draw the beginning lines for the Arms and Legs.

Step 4: Add details to the face, finish the rear area and complete the back leg.

Step 5: Add the tail and front arm.

Step 6: Finalize the drawing by adding the hands, feet and facial details to complete your drawing.

Here’s what your final drawing of the Monkey could look like.

Use this as an example of how to shade the Monkey to give it a “life like” look.

Here’s a quick YouTube video showing you how to draw a simple Monkey clinging to a branch.


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How To Draw a Mole

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Mole 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 Mole.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Mole you might find interesting.

  1. A mammal characterized by a pointed snout, rudimentary eyes, short legs and soft thick velvety fur.
  2. The voracious animal digs below the surface of the ground to find food.
  3. Moles feed on earthworms and insect larvae.
  4. A typical mole is called garden mole which is 12-21 centimeters long (of which 2-4 centimeters is the tail)
  5. A Mole is an excellent swimmer.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the upper part of the Moles head.

Step 2: Draw the upper part of the body.

Step 3: Draw the front left leg.

Step 4: Complete the front leg and add the rear leg.

Step 5:

Step 6: Add the feet.

Step 7: Draw in the Tail.

Step 8: Finish the drawing of the Mole by adding the eyes, ear and claws.

Your completed Mole drawing should look something like this:

Here’s an example way to shade your drawing of the Mole:

Here’s a 40 second video on drawing another version of the Mole. You may need to pause the video at each step to follow each step.

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How To Draw a Manta Ray

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Manta Ray 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 Manta Ray.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Manta Ray you might find interesting.

  1. They are found in temperate and tropical waters near continents and island groups of all oceans.
  2. They are cartilaginous (have cartilage) fishes also called devil rays and sea bats.
  3. The largest, Atlantic Manta, can measure 7 meters (23 ft).
  4. They have wing like pectoral fins.
  5. The fish is harmless to humans, but its thrashing when caught can be dangerous.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the front fin, it almost looks like a boot.

Step 2: Finish the head fin by drawing the right side.

Step 3: Draw the left main body.

Step 4: Draw the right side of the body.

Step 5: Connect the two side of the body.

Step 6: Add the tail.

Step 7: Add the body details.

Step 8: Finish the drawing by adding the eyes and the mouth to complete this drawing of the Manta Ray.

Your completed Drawing should look something like this:

Use this example to shade your drawing so it has dimension and a realistic look.

Here’s a very quick video showing you another way to draw a Manta Ray, I recommend pausing the video at each step in order to better follow the process.

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How To Draw a Lobster

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Lobster 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 Lobster.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Lobster you might find interesting.

  1. It is classified as a crustacean.
  2. There are generally three species of lobster. (American lobster, European lobster and Norway lobster)
  3. A female Lobster lays many thousands of eggs, usually once every two years.
  4. Lobsters are primarily scavengers.
  5. Lobsters have five pairs of appendages on the thorax.

Step 1: Draw the main body of the Lobster.

Step 2: Draw the antennae of the Lobster.

Step 3: Add the rear fin section.

Step 4: Add the beginning section of the legs.

Step 5: Add more to the tail section, add the beginning of the front claws.

Step 6: Finish the tail section and draw the outline of the claws.

Step 7: Add more detail to the tail section, then add the final touches to the legs.

Step 8: Finish the claws and add the eyes to complete this drawing of the Lobster.

Your completed drawing of the Lobster should look like this:

Use this example to shade in your Lobster to give it dimension and a more realistic look:

Watch this 2:43 second video to see another example of how you can draw a Lobster.

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How To Draw a Lion

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Lion 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 lion.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Lion you might find interesting.

  1. One of the largest members of the cat family.
  2. It is nicknamed the king of the beasts.
  3. The male Lion has bushy fur on it’s head called mane.
  4. There are African Lions and Asian lions which differ slightly in appearance.
  5. The female Lion is responsible for hunting and feeding a pride (a group of lions headed by a male lion).

Step 1: Begin by drawing the nose.

Step 2: Add the mane to the top of the head section.

Step 3: Add more to the Mane.

Step 4: Finish the mane and add the back.

Step 5: Draw the legs.

Step 6: Finish the body by drawing  the under belly, add the tail and some facial details.

Step 7: Add the second set of legs.

Step 8: Finish the drawing by add the tail and facial details to complete this drawing.

Your completed drawing of the Lion should look like this:

Use this example of the Lion to shade your drawing:

Here’s a quick 1 minute video showing you how to draw another version of the Lion.

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How To Draw a LadyBug

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a LadyBug in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the LadyBug.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the LadyBug you might find interesting.

  1. A brightly coloured beetle found in temperate and tropical regions throughout the world.
  2. Ladybug beetles are often red or orange above, spotted with black, white, or yellow.
  3. Ladybugs feed on other insects which usually destroy crops such as aphids.
  4. Very few ladybugs are injurious to humans.
  5. A Ladybird as it is also called is less than 1.2 cm (less than 0.5 inches).

Step 1: Draw a circle to represent the main body of the Ladybug.

Step 2: Draw the first of the legs.

Step 3: Draw the second set of legs and the beginning of the eyes.

Step 4: Finish the head, add some body detail and the 3rd set of legs.

Step 5: Add the body spots.

Step 6: Add the antennae to complete the drawing of the Ladybug.

You’re completed drawing of the Ladybug Should Look like this:

Use this example of how to Shade the drawing of the Ladybug:

Here’s a quick video showing you how to draw another version of a Ladybug.

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How To Draw a Komodo Dragon

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Komodo Dragon 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 Komodo Dragon.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Komodo Dragon you might find interesting.

  1. It is a member of the monitor lizard family.
  2. Grows to an average length of 2-3 m (6.6 to 9.8 ft) and weighing around 70 kg (150 lb).
  3. Komodo Dragons are carnivores and they normally ambush live prey with a stealthy approach.
  4. They are normally found in the islands of Komodo and in Indonesia.
  5. Komodo dragon eggs are incubated for a period of 7-8 months before they hatch.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the nose.

Step 2: Add the jaw.

Step 3: Draw the lower neck.

Step 4: Draw the back towards the tail.

Step 5: Draw the rear leg and the beginning section of the front leg.

Step 6: Draw the under belly.

Step 7: Draw in the claws for the feet.

Step 8: Add the final details (tongue and eye) to complete the drawing of the Komodo Dragon.

Here’s a quick 40 second video giving you another perspective on drawing a Komodo.

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How To Draw a Koala

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Koala 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 Koala.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Koala you might find interesting.

  1. The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia.
  2. The koala lives almost entirely on eucalypt leaves.
  3. Koalas spend about three of their five active hours eating.
  4. Koalas can be aggressive towards each other, throwing a foreleg around their opponent and biting, though most aggressive behavior is brief squabbles.
  5. They weigh about 30 pounds and on average grow to be 2 feet tall.

Step 1: Draw a slightly curved line to represent the top of the head.

Step 2: Draw the ears on both sides.

Step 3: Finish the outline of the head.

Step 4:

Step 5: Draw the back and the outline of the arms and leg.

Step 6: Connect the front body.

Step 7: Draw an outline of a Tree trunk in the background.

Step 8: Add the claws and facial details to finish the drawing of the Koala.

Here’s a 4.40 minute video showing you how to draw another version of a Koala climbing a tree.

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How To Draw a Killer Whale

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Killer Whale in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Killer Whale.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Killer Whale you might find interesting.

  1. There are three to five types of Killer Whales.
  2. Killer whales have good eyesight above and below the water, excellent hearing, and a good sense of touch.
  3. They have exceptionally sophisticated echolocation abilities, detecting the location and characteristics of prey and other objects in their environment by emitting clicks and listening for echoes.
  4. The lifespans of killer whales depend on the will of the animal.
  5. Day-to-day Killer Whale behaviour generally consists of foraging, travelling, resting and socializing.

Step 1: Draw the beginning of the head and nose.

Step 2: Draw the first fin of the left side of the Whale.

Step 3: Draw the upper and lower body section back towards the tail.

Step 4: Draw the top fin and the tail.

Step 5: Draw the body details.

Step 6: Draw the body details to finish this drawing of the Killer Whale and you’re done!

Here’s a quick video showing  you how someone drew a Killer Whale, it’s hard to follow but it’s a fun video to watch that might give you some ideas or inspire you in your drawing.

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How To Draw a Kangaroo

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Kangaroo in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Kangaroo.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Kangaroo you might find interesting.

  1. The Kangaroo is a national symbol of Australia.
  2. Kangaroos are the only large animals to use hopping as a means of locomotion.
  3. The average life expectancy of a kangaroo is about 4–6 years.
  4. Different species of Kangaroos have different diets, although all are strict herbivores.
  5. To move at slow speeds, the Kangaroo uses its tail to form a tripod with its two forelimbs. It then raises its hind feet forward, in a form of locomotion called “crawl-walking.”

Step 1: Start by drawing the nose and head.

Step 2: Draw the ears and the start of the neck.

Step 3: Add the beginning of the body down to the tail.

Step 4: Finish the tail and add the center section of the body.

Step 5: Add the front arms and the rear legs.

Step 6: Finish the Kangaroo by adding the second arm and second rear leg, don’t forget the eye and you’re done drawing the Kangaroo!

Here’s an HD 7 minute video of how to draw a cool looking Kangaroo, the great thing about an HD video is you can fullscreen it to really see the details.

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How To Draw a Jellyfish

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Jellyfish in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the JellyFish.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the JellyFish you might find interesting.

  1. The sting of a Jellyfish can be very deadly.
  2. Jellyfish lifespans typically range from a few hours to several months.
  3. Jellyfish have existed on the face of this planet for over 650 million years.
  4. Some of them can swim quite powerfully and actively chase their prey.
  5. There is no real set size for the different species of Jellyfish in the world.

Step 1: Draw the main body of the Jellyfish

Step 2: Draw the first two tentacles.

Step 3: Draw a third tentacle.

Step 4: Add some detail to the head.

Step 5: Add more tentacles.

Step 6: Complete the Jellyfish by finishing the last tentacle and you’re done!

Here’s a quick 1 minute video on how to draw a simple Cartoon Jellyfish

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How To Draw a Hippo (Hippopotamus)

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.

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.

Here are some fun facts about the Hippo you might find interesting.

  1. The Hippo is a herbivorous mammal.
  2. It is found in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
  3. Despite its stocky shape and short legs, it can easily outrun a human.
  4. The Hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as the most ferocious animal in Africa.
  5. Their specific gravity allows them to sink and walk or run along the bottom of a river.

Step 1: Start by drawing the forehead.

Step 2: Draw the top of where the eye will be.

Step 3: Draw the ear and the top of the body.

Step 4: Add more to the back and the beginning of the front legs.

Step 5: Draw the underbelly.

Step 6: Complete the legs and feet.

Step 7: Add the second set of legs.

Step 8: Draw in the final details to finish the Hippopotamus in 8 Steps.

Here’s a 1:30 video showing you how to draw a Hippopotamus using paper and a pencil.

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