Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Hippopotamus" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Start with two circles next to each other as guides for the hippo's body. The circles are just guides, so it's okay if they're not perfect. Pay close attention to the spacing between the circles. If they're too far apart, you'll end up with a long hippopotamus.
Step2: Draw a smaller circle on the lower right side as a guide for the hippo's head.
Step 3: On the lower right side of that circle, draw an arc as a guide for the hippopotamus' muzzle.
Step 4: Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major circles to form the hippopotamus' body.
Step 5: Draw three bent lines under the hippo's body as guides for the feet.