How to Draw a Hippocampus

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STEP 1. In step one what you will be doing is drawing out the guidelines and circle shapes of the hippocampus. Starting at the far left draw a circle for the head. Then draw a squarish round shape for the front torso. After you get the shapes drawn out draw the guidelines for the tail, front leg, and frills fin lines for the mane.   STEP 2. In this step what you are going to do is actually draw out the shape of the hippocampuses body and tail. Draw in the face by sketching in the eyes, nostrils, mouth lining, and the lines in the ears. You are also going to detail and shape the front leg by adding definition such as the muscles and body definition. When your sketch looks like the one above move to step 3.   STEP 3. Now here in step 3, as you can see you will be sketching out the detailing on the fin looking mane on the hippocampus. Sketch out the hairy looking beard that hangs from the horse face looking chin. Make sure you take your time detailing the fin like mane, it has to have the appearance of fins, and make sure the fins go all the way down the back to almost the end of the tail. Sketch out the structure on the front leg and sketch in the hairy frill on the back of the leg. After you finish all the work that needs to be done in this step erase all the guidelines and circle shapes that you drew back in step 1. before moving to step 4.   STEP 4. And whala, this is what your hippocampus should look like when you are completely done with your drawing. All that is left to do is color in your Greek mythology creature any color you want. Well that is it. This concludes this tutorial on how to draw a hippocampus. -note- If you are coloring your art in Photoshop, look below and check out the two extra steps that give you useful tips on how to color your image.   STEP 5. This helpful tip shows you a good way on how to make fishy looking scales. The best way to read this tip is to enlarge the image and begin reading. After you are done here move down and read what the next tip is about.   STEP 6. And this is the last tip I have to offer you and it is on how to create a scatter effect using your Photoshop coloring tools. Like the first tip, click on the image to enlarge it and read the full detailed tip to help coloring with Photoshop a whole lot easier. I hope these tips where helpful for you and remember artist always have the best imaginations.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5. Step 6.