Before you start to draw a hippo for your child, remember a few interesting facts about these animals which will hold your child’s attention if he or she will distract:
- A hippo’s head is proportionally one of the largest heads in the world.
- Hippos can hold their breath for 5 minutes.
- It closes the nostrils when the head is immersed in the water.
- Its skin is one of the toughest on the planet. The skin starts to turn pink when it’s hot.
- It’s considered to be the most dangerous animal for human in Africa.
- Life expectancy depends on the teeth amortization. If they are worn, the animal will not be able to eat and die of hunger.
Now you can start drawing.
It has an oval form. It’s big.
It’s also of an oval form. The neck is not visible.
They are short, but huge. It’s an artiodactyl animal.
Correcting the form
Erase unnecessary lines.
Don’t press on the pencil strongly.
It has a massive barrel-shaped body.
Its legs are short and thick.
It’s rough, stretched all over the body. Its legs’ skin is bent into small folds.
Don’t press strongly on your pencil to make the drawing look accurate.
It’s short – disproportionate to the body.
Correcting the lines
Eyes, mouth and nose
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