Few animals in nature have as much personality as monkeys do! These mischievous little creatures are always up to shenanigans and having fun while causing trouble.
They also come in many different breeds, shapes and sizes around the world.
With their larger-than-life personalities and acrobatic skills, monkeys have many fans around the world who enjoy seeing their adventures.
If you love monkeys as well and would like to draw one yourself, then we have the perfect guide for you!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a monkey in 9 easy steps will have you drawing a monkey easily before you know it!
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- How to Draw A Monkey – Let’s get Started!
- Step 1
- Step 2 – Next, draw in the rest of the face
- Step 3 – Now, let’s give your monkey some ears
- Step 4 – Add in the outline of the face
- Step 5 – Give your monkey a cute face
- Step 6 – Next, draw in some arms and a body
- Step 7 – Now, add in the first leg of the monkey
- Step 8 – Draw in the other leg of your monkey
- Step 9 – Now finish off your monkey with some color
- Your Monkey Drawing is Complete!
How to Draw A Monkey – Let’s get Started!
We’ll take it from the top for the first step of this guide on how to draw a monkey, so let’s begin with the top of the head.
This will be made up from a curved line with three points at the top to make it look like there is some curly hair on top.
Step 2 – Next, draw in the rest of the face
Continuing on from the top of the head you drew n the last step, you can draw in a curved line from under it to form the bottom of the face.
Then, draw in a small curved portion at the bottom to make a small chin for the monkey.
Step 3 – Now, let’s give your monkey some ears
Now that you have the face drawn, we can add some ears to your monkey drawing. These will be drawn with curved lines coming out from the sides of the head.
Once you have the outer ear, draw in another line inside of it to create the inner ear portion.
Step 4 – Add in the outline of the face
In this step of our guide on how to draw a monkey, we will be drawing in the face outline of the monkey.
The outline is a shape made up of a few curved lines that are quite rounded at the top. The reference picture will give you a good guide on how to draw the shape, so don’t be afraid to refer closely to it as you draw!
Step 5 – Give your monkey a cute face
Your monkey drawing wouldn’t be complete without a cute face to finish off the head, so we will give it one now!
We’ve drawn in a cute, smiling face for the monkey that you can use for yours. The eyes are two small oval shapes that we will fill in later on.
The nose and mouth are also made up of some simply curved shapes to form a smiley mouth for your monkey.
The lines used for this face design are simple yet effective at creating a cute face for your monkey!
You can also change up a few details such as the eyes or mouth if you would like a different expression for your monkey.
Step 6 – Next, draw in some arms and a body
The head of your monkey drawing is pretty much finished now, so let’s begin on the body. The arms of your monkey should be pretty thin and lanky on your monkey.
They are resting comfortably at the side of the monkey’s body as he takes it easy, but you could also change up the position of the arms if you wish!
Once the arms are drawn, you can use a rounded oval shape for the belly of your cute monkey friend!
Step 7 – Now, add in the first leg of the monkey
For the 7th step of our guide on how to draw a monkey, we shall add in the first leg on the left side of the monkey.
Before you draw the leg, add in a curved line between the hands on the floor to make the bottom of the body.
When you’re ready to draw the arm, it will be drawn with a sharply curved line extending from the bottom of your monkey’s body.
It will be curved to show that the monkey is sitting, and then end in a simple little foot.
Step 8 – Draw in the other leg of your monkey
You’ve almost finished your monkey drawing now! For this step, simply draw in the leg on the right-hand side of the body.
This should be easy for you, as you’ve already drawn the other leg and this one is a mirror image of that one.
With both of the legs drawn, don’t forget to add a twisty tail to your monkey before moving on!
Step 9 – Now finish off your monkey with some color
Now that you have successfully drawn a cute monkey, it’s time for the fun task of coloring it in!
We used some shades of brown for our drawing, but for this step you should use any colors you love to finish it off! This is your chance to really show off your creativity and let your imagination run wild!
There are also many great art tools and mediums you could use to finish off your monkey drawing!
I would use some acrylic or watercolor paints to bring this monkey to colorful life, but I know any colors and art mediums you choose will be amazing!
Your Monkey Drawing is Complete!
You should pat yourself on the back now, because you completed your goal of learning how to draw a monkey!
We really hope that this guide helped to make this drawing challenge easy for you, and we also hope that it was a lot of fun!
Remember, whenever you want to learn how to draw something that the best way to go about it is to separate it into steps and take it slow.
How will you finish off your cute monkey drawing? Will you draw in a fun jungle background, maybe give him a funny hat or draw in some bananas for him to enjoy?
Whatever you choose, don’t forget to use some lovely art mediums to add some beautiful colors to your monkey!
If you enjoyed learning how to draw a monkey in this guide, then be sure to check out our site frequently to never miss out on our other step-by-step guides we’ll be bringing out constantly!
We would also love to see some cute and colorful monkeys, so we hope you’ll share your finished monkey drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages so we can enjoy your fun artworks!