How to Draw a Platypus

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STEP 1. In this step what you will be doing first is sketching out guidelines. One small circle in the front for the head, then a line, then another bigger circle in the middle for the mid section of the body, then another line, and finally a larger circle for the back part of the body with the last line stretching off down the back.   STEP 2. Now here is where the platypus starts to take form. In the front sketch out the bill then draw it in. The bill is just a long flat shape, like a duck. Also draw a small circle for the eye. Starting from under the small circle sketch a line going down the belly of the platypus and curve it off at the end. On the middle part of the circle draw a letter "U" for the arm.   STEP 3. In this step you will sketch out the top half of the platypus's body. When you do this make sure you add some shape to it, don't draw a perfectly straight line with no wave to it. Continue to do this until you end up to the tail in the back. When you reach the tail, just square off the shape like a beaver's tail. Sketch in the back and front feet frame work before moving to the next step.   STEP 4. Now this is the last step where you will actually be sketching and drawing. Define the bill by adding some small detail to it. Sketch the webbing on the feet in the front just like you would if you were drawing a duck. Now move to the back of the animal and sketch out the nails that are attached to the foot. After you do all of these steps erase the guidelines and clean up your sheet of paper with an eraser.   STEP 5. This is what you should end up with when you are done. See now wasn't that an easy sketch of the platypus to draw, and you did it all by yourself. Good Job!   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.