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You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Step 7: Add another arm and another leg. The second leg is bent. This makes the monkey look like he’s running. Finish your monkey with a long thick tail. It has a pointy end. It is the same length as the body.
In the following drawing stages, I’ve highlighted each step with lines of blue color.
Add the final facial features; the cartoony pac man pupils and mouth.
Draw slowly, but confidently, and soon you will have made a great looking monkey drawing. The secret is to take it slow and follow the step-by-step instructions.
Step 2: Next draw the head and ears around the face. The head is pointier on the bottom and wider on the top. The pointy ears are on the sides of the head.
Draw the inside ears and a larger circle that will be the body of the monkey.
To communicate, monkeys make body movements, sounds, and facial expressions. The howler monkey got its name because it is the loudest of all monkeys. Its howl could be heard as far away as 100 miles.
Step 5: Now draw a line down from the head to make the chest. Add the arm. The monkey’s arm almost looks like your own arm. It is wider at the top than at the hand. Make sure you draw fingers.
Draw the hands. This may be the most difficult part of drawing a monkey. First, draw the thumb so it points a little to the side, then draw the fingers starting from the opposite side of the thumb, and, finally, connect the fingers to the thumb.
In the last step, we draw the feet and tail. First, sketch the heel, then continue with the sides of a foot, and draw the toes last. When sketching the tail, make a single curvy line first and then draw a parallel line next to it and connect the lines at the tip of the tail.
Next, face is made of two circles for upper face and one oval for muzzle.
In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a Monkey in 7 easy steps – great for kids and novice artists.
Sketch lightly in pencil. It’s fine to try and draw many lines. Erasing mistakes is easy and you will later trace the final lines with thicker lines.
Step 1: Start by drawing the face and mouth. It looks like an hourglass. The top part of the face is wider than the bottom part. Be sure to add another line on the bottom for the mouth.
In this guide we will draw a cute monkey. The tutorial is split into 11 simple steps. In each step we sketch simple shapes, which, when finished, will connect and create a surprisingly life-like cartoon monkey.
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You can remove the overlapping lines from the previous step. The face is starting to take shape.
The smallest monkey is the pygmy marmoset. It weighs about 3 to 5 ounces and stands about 4 to 6 inches tall. The mandrill is the largest monkey; it is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 75 pounds. If a monkey is grinning, it does not mean it’s happy.
A grinning monkey means it is acting aggressively. To show aggression, monkeys also bob their heads, yawn, or make eye contact. Yawning is also a sign of being tired. Most monkeys live in trees. They use their tails and arms to swing through trees.
Their tails help them balance while they walk and climb trees. A monkey’s diet is made up of seeds, fruit, insects, spiders, leaves, and nuts. Some also know how to peel a banana and eat it; they don’t eat the skin.
Some monkeys eat dirt. Monkeys live in groups called troops.
There are more than 260 known species of monkeys. They are placed in two categories, Old World and New World.
Step 4: Then draw a long line for the back. It is almost straight.
Step 6: Continue the belly line to the back leg. The back leg is the same width as the arm but a bit longer. Don’t forget the toes on the foot.
Below are the individual steps – you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.
The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.
Add upper and lower limbs. Maintain proportions; arms and legs should have similar lengths and thicknesses.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Monkey.