How to Draw a Hippogriff Step by Step

How to Draw a Hippogriff easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawing tutorial for beginners and kids.

How to Draw a Hippogriff Step by Step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Let’s start with the unusual skeleton of our unusual creature. With the help of circles and ovals, outlines the head, chest and pelvis. With the help of simple lines, outlines the neck, spine, limbs and wings.

Step 2

In the second step, we will traditionally handle the volume. First of all, draw the neck and body of the hippopotamus. Next, add some volume to the limbs and wings like in our example. Don’t forget that the forelegs and hind legs are quite different.

Step 3

Starting with this step, we’ll use clear and dark lines to work with the final details. Once the parts are drawn, we’ll remove the unnecessary rules from the first two steps. So we draw a hippopotamus beak and sharp eye.

Step 4

We continue to draw the head of the hippopotamus. Using short and clear lines, draw the contours of the head and neck. Note that the contours should be “smooth”, as in our example.

Step 5

Now let’s move on to the wings. With the help of long and smooth lines, precisely draw the contours of the wings. Next, use light lines to draw the feathers on the wings. Note that the fur on the right edge of the wing is longer than the rest.

Step 6

Now let’s draw the fore. Recall that they are similar to the feet of an eagle, so they will be drawn appropriately. Draw the contours of the foot with long fingers and sharp, curved claws.

Step 7

Now we will deal with the back of the hippopotamus. It, unlike the previous one, looks like a horse’s back. Therefore, draw the shape of the torso and hind legs with hooves. With the help of many long and slightly curved lines will draw the tail. By the way, delete all the remaining unnecessary lines and strokes.

Step 8

We have reached the final step of our lesson on how to draw a hippopotamus, in which, traditionally, we will draw shadows. They will be drawn using hatches with varying densities, depending on the intensity of the shade. That is, for the darker shadows we need to use a dense bloom mode, and for the bright shadows, the light expands respectively.

Hippogriff is a classic creature from medieval legend. We really enjoy creating drawing lessons about such creatures and other creatures from myths and legends. If you enjoyed this drawing lesson, please write us about it. If you have any comments or ideas on new drawing lessons – just write us about that in the comments section.



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  1. Derek Armstrong October 14, 2021

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