How to Draw a Gorilla

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Learn how to draw a great looking Gorilla with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Gorilla.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Gorilla

How to Draw a Great Looking Gorilla for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the gorilla outline by drawing the animal's eyes. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the large brow and the skin around the eyes.

Then, draw two partial ovals, and shade a smaller partial oval inside each.

Easy Gorilla Drawing - Step 2

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Continue to draw the gorilla's face. Use a "U" shaped line to outline the bottom of the face, and curved lines to detail the nose and mouth.

Easy Gorilla Drawing - Step 3

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use a series of connected curved lines to outline the top of the head and the cheeks. Notice how the jagged points where the lines meet suggest fur.

Contour the brow with short lines, and draw several short, straight hairs on the chin.

Easy Gorilla Drawing - Step 4

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use a long curved line, doubled back on itself, to draw the gorilla's arm. Notice how it is wider at the top and bottom, giving the gorilla a muscular physique.

Easy Gorilla Drawing - Step 5

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw the remaining arm, again using a long, curved line that doubles back on itself. Then, use curved lines to outline and contour the chest.

Easy Gorilla Drawing - Step 6

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the coiled fingers at the bottom of each arm.

Easy Gorilla Drawing - Step 7

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Extend curved lines from the back of the head and arm to outline the gorilla's back and belly.

Add More Details to Your Gorilla Picture - Step 8

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use a series of curved lines to draw the rear leg and foot. Notice the overlapping lines that form the toes, as well as the lines that meet at jagged points to indicate fur at the top of the foot.

Complete the Outline of Your Gorilla Drawing - Step 9

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use a series of curved lines to draw the remaining foot. Again, notice the overlapping lines that form the toes, as well as the lines that meet at jagged points to indicate fur at the top of the foot.

Color Your Gorilla Drawing

Gorilla step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon gorilla outline is now complete. Color your character. Gorillas usually have black or brown fur. The males, called silverbacks, have a white or gray patch of fur on their lower backs.

Easy, step by step Gorilla drawing tutorial
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Learn More About The Gorilla Drawing

Would you like to draw a gorilla? This easy, step-by-step cartoon gorilla drawing guide can show you how.

Gorillas are the largest of all primates. In fact, they are also called great apes.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Did you know? Gorillas aren't considered monkeys. They are bigger in size and they have larger brains. They also lack the monkey's prehensile tail. Can you spot the differences between the gorilla and this monkey drawing?

You've probably seen gorillas in one of your favorite cartoons or video games. You can use this illustration to create a scene from Disney's Tarzan. Or you can level up with this Donkey Kong Pixel Art.

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