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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Platypus" 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 an oval as a guide for the platypus' body. The oval doesn't need to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Draw a smaller oval on the left side as a guide for the platypus' head. This oval should be a little less than half the size of the body and should be placed right next to it.
Step 3: Draw a small arc on the left side as a guide for the first part of the platypus' bill.
Step 4: Draw a thinner, longer arc on the left of that as a guide for the rest of the platypus' bill.
Step 5: Draw a series of lines under the body as guides for the feet. For the platypus' front foot, first draw a long diagonal line, then draw two smaller lines on the left and right. The foot in the back is just four small lines.