How To Draw A Monkey: A Step-By-Step Tutorial

Is your kid stocking up on crayons and color pencils? Then you must encourage them to get creative and artistic. Kids can learn very quickly, and if they have already learned drawing fruits, vegetables, and simple objects, it is time for them to learn how to draw a monkey and other animals.

The drawing of a monkey can be quite challenging, especially when you wish to experiment with realistic monkey drawings. For beginners, MomJunction shares an easy way to draw a monkey.

For a cute monkey drawing you will need:

  • A drawing paper
  • Pencil
  • Sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Non-toxic crayons
  • Color pencils

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How To Draw A Monkey Step By Step:

Let’s learn how to draw a cute monkey.

Step 1: First draw a small freehand circle on the drawing paper. This will be the head of your monkey.

Step 2: As shown in the picture, draw an oval-shaped figure adjoining the circle; it will be the body.

Step 3: Now it’s time to draw the ears of the monkey. Add two small ears by drawing tiny semicircles on both sides of the head.

Step 4: It’s time to draw the tail of your monkey. Draw a swirly long tail or a tilted 9 aligning with the body. To give the tail an effect of depth, draw another tail parallel to the first one. Refer to the illustration below.

Step 5: In this step, we draw the hands of the monkey, which are also the most used parts of their body. Monkeys rely on their hands to swing and move from one place to another. Carefully draw two slanting lines starting from the body and under the head. Give the outer line a bend to show it as an elbow. To complete the hand, draw the fingers of the monkey.

Step 6: As shown in step 5, draw another hand of the monkey. Start from the middle portion of the body and keep both lines folded from the middle. Now draw the fingers and make sure the fingers are slightly long and slim.

Step 7: As illustrated in the image, add the leg to your monkey drawing. Draw a small C starting from the back portion of the body, which is the leg and draw long fingers of the foot.

Step 8: This is the most important step as we now draw the face. Draw the number 3 facing downwards and connect the openings of the digit with a U. Place two dots as the eyes and draw two small circles in the center for the nose of the monkey. Draw a curvy smile to complete the face.

Step 9: Color the body of the monkey in shades of brown. And highlight the body parts in a darker color.

[ Read: How To Draw A Butterfly ]

We hope your young artist enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a monkey. Don’t forget to leave a comment sharing your experience.

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Harshita is a graduate in commerce and holds a PG Diploma in Patent and Copyrights Law from NALSAR University. She has also pursued CA and has more than three years of internship experience in auditing. Her love for travelling has taken her to various parts of the world, and writing the travelogues was what brought out her love for content writing.... more