Who is the Hippopotamus related to exactly? That is an interesting question that needs to be answered. The hippo’s closet relative is in fact that of several other mammals. One relative kinda resembles this wide load which is the pig; other relatives are whales and dolphins. The hippo is also the heaviest land animal next to the elephant, wow! The hippo is in fact a safari animal along with the elephant. Another cool fact I want to share with everyone is that hippo’s don’t actually have sweat glands so to protect their skin from burning they secrete a thick red slime from the pores on their body that’s called “blood sweat” because it looks a lot like blood oozing from their skin. I thought it would be sweet to sketch out a tutorial on a massive animal that sweats blood. It took me about 4 hours just to sketch the hippo and another two to draw the hippo in Photoshop. The most difficult task with drawing this particular animal was his blubber. I had to make it look fat and thick at the same time along with giving the appearance of the skin being loose. Once I scanned the image into my comp I found it a bit tricky outlining the lines to create the tutorial, but over all I’m happy with the way it came out. In this tutorial on how to draw a hippo I tried to make the steps as simple as possible. I had no luck finding instructions on how to draw a hippo online so I created my own. So here you go enjoy and don’t get too stressed.