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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Capybara" 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: Draw two circles as guides for the capybara's body. The circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The hind part of the capybara is bigger than the front, so draw the circle on the right almost twice as big. The edges of the two circles should graze each other slightly.
Step 2: Draw a circle about one-fourth the size of the first circle on the upper left side as a guide for the capybara's head. Don't place the circle too high, otherwise the capybara will end up with a long neck.
Step 3: Draw an arc on the left side of the head as a guide for the capybara's muzzle.
Step 4: Draw a small arc on top of the head as guides for the capybara's ears.
Step 5: Draw a series of lines that connect the major shapes to form the capybara's body.