Drawing a monkey sounds simple, but some steps help you draw a monkey in some simple steps. In this tutorial, we are learning how to draw a monkey for kids.
In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of a monkey for kindergarten. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners.
Art Materials & Equipment
- Pencil Color
- Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
- Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
- Compass (Alternative)
Monkeys are very agile and intelligent animals. Monkeys are intelligent and playful, as well as very emotional. They can jump from one tree to another. They can travel a mile without coming on the ground. The monkeys are divided into two categories, first: an old monkey which is found in Asia, and the second: is the new monkey which is found in South Africa.
A total of 264 species of monkeys are found in which ancient monkeys have 32 teeth while new monkeys have 36 teeth. A total of 264 species of monkeys have their own distinct characteristics. Their average lifespan is 15 to 35 years.
Most of the Monkeys live in trees. They can climb a tree quickly, and can easily jump from one tree to another. They can travel miles fast across the branches for trees without touching the floor. They lie down high into the trees throughout the night. Their inhabitants include trees of nuts, wild berries, or fruits.
Monkeys are the most intelligent animal in the world. They are more like humans than other animals. The way they behave, the way they eat represent the similarities like humans.
Characteristics of monkey:-
- A monkey is an animal that lives mainly on tress; it often comes on the land in search of food.
- Monkeys are found in most parts of Asia, Africa, and America except Australia or colder places.
- Monkeys are classified in two categories, viz “Old World Monkeys” and “New World Monkeys”.
- Monkeys have fur on their skin with long legs and a grasping tail, a kind of tail which can catch or hold anything.
- The nose of monkeys is just like humans where the nostrils come down and is joined together.
- The ears of monkeys are on the sides of their heads which is clearly visible.
- A monkey is mainly a herbivorous animal which means it eats plants, twigs, fruits, vegetables etc.
- Generally, a monkey lives on the trees and takes its food from there, but those living in cities steal the food from shops and homes.
- There are more than 250 species of monkeys that are known to the world.
- Generally, a monkey lives a minimum of 15 years to a maximum of 30 years if they live in a jungle.
Steps To Draw A Monkey
Follow the steps below to easily draw a monkey step by step.
We are starting by drawing a circle like below in the image. You can even use a compass or any circular object to draw a circle.. ( Roughly )
Now, draw the monkey’s body, draw a curved line for drawing the arms and also for the legs, shape it according to it. ( Roughly )
Now, draw inside the head, (letter M) with a curved in the side of the letter (M), now after that curve it the line for the cheek of the monkey, and (U)like shape for the chin of the monkey as shown in the drawing below. ( Fairly )
Similarly, now again draw a curved line for the head in the backside and draw two ears in right and left side as in the drawing. Again at the top of the head draw zig-zag lines for the hair of the monkey and also draw hair in the left ear, draw according to it. ( Fairly )
Then, now for the hands part, first of all, draw a curved line for the shoulder in the same step which we have drawn roughly and after that curve it a bit and draw straight for the arms and zig-zag lines for the hand’s hair and draw hands with fingers as shown in the drawing below. ( Fairly )
Similarly, now draw (letter M)like shape for drawing the belly of monkey and join in the end as in the drawing, Now draw left leg and curve it in the knee as in shown in the image and in the end draw toes as in shown in the image below. ( Fairly )
Similarly, now draw the right leg, curve it in the knee as shown in the image and in the end draw toes as shown in the drawing below. And draw a long tail as shown in the drawing and in the end curve it, draw according to it. ( Fairly )
Similarly, now erase the rough lines which we have drawn in earlier steps (Step 1 & 2).
Then, now for the monkey face part, draw two eyes and under each curved line(eye) draw a small circle for the irises, and in the middle of each iris, draw a tiny circle and shade it in for the pupils. Again on the side of each pupil, draw two tiny circles for highlights. Above each eye, draw a short, curved line for the eyebrows.
Lastly, now for the last part of drawing the monkey, draw a small curve line and upside down curve line for drawing the nose, again now for drawing a big curved line for the big cute laughing mouth and inside the mouth draw (letter M)like shape for the tongue of the monkey. Also draw inside the ear oval like shape, draw as drawn in the image below.
Colouring a Monkey
After the drawing of the cute monkey is completed we move forward with colouring the monkey. For colouring, we had chosen some basic colours. You can fill colour according to our wish too.
- Light Brown
Final Image of Monkey
After colouring, we get a cute monkey. You can use a pencil colour(We made it digital). Alternatively, you even can change colours while colouring.
Finally, we draw a cute monkey and colour it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy.
This is how you can draw a monkey for beginners easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.