How to Draw a Baboon

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

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

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Baboon

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

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon baboon outline by drawing the animal’s face. Use curved lines to enclose the rectangular eyes, and shade a small oval inside each.

From one eye, extend a long curved line to outline the snout. Draw curved lines at the tip of the nose for the nostrils and at the corner of the mouth. Shade two triangular nostrils at the tip of the nose.

Easy Baboon Drawing - Step 2

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines to sketch the details of the face - the lower jaw, sides of the face, upper eyelids, and brows.

Easy Baboon Drawing - Step 3

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use a series of short, curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw the furry ruff on each side of the baboon’s face.

Easy Baboon Drawing - Step 4

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Continue to sketch using connected, curved lines in a jagged pattern. Indicate fur at the side of the face, then sketch the primate’s chest and shoulder.

Easy Baboon Drawing - Step 5

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. From the shoulder, extend a pair of long lines to form the arm. Connect them at the bottom with a series of jagged lines. Then use overlapping curved lines to draw the paw.

Easy Baboon Drawing - Step 6

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use a series of jagged curved lines to draw the torso and the rear leg.

Easy Baboon Drawing - Step 7

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use a series of jagged curved lines to sketch the remaining foreleg. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw the paws.

Add More Details to Your Baboon Picture - Step 8

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw the remaining rear leg. Again, use jagged, curved lines for the furry leg and overlapping curved lines for the paw.

Complete the Outline of Your Baboon Drawing - Step 9

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete the paw, using overlapping curved lines for the toes. Then draw the long tail, completing the outline.

Note the jagged fur at the tip of the tail. Finally, draw a series of jagged curved lines around the base of the tail.

Color Your Baboon Drawing

Baboon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon baboon outline is now complete. Color your character.

Baboons are typically tan in color, but their fur can range from almost white to dark brown. The skin of their face and hands ranges from pink to gray.

Closely related Mandrills have black fur with a golden ruff and bright red and blue noses.

For more great safari drawing tutorials, see the collection of Step-by-Step Safari Drawings.

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Learn More About The Baboon Drawing

Would you like to learn how to draw a baboon? This easy, step-by-step adorable animal drawing tutorial can show you how.

Baboons are a type of large monkey native to Africa. Unlike most monkeys, they are terrestrial, meaning they live on the ground.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

As ground-dwellers who climb trees only occasionally, baboons resemble their larger cousins, the great apes, like the one in this gorilla drawing.

But baboons are still considered monkeys, not apes. Do you know why? Compare the gorilla to this monkey drawing to find out.

Hint: Monkeys have long prehensile tails which they use to grab things, including tree branches when they climb. Apes have no tails at all!

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Chimpanzee or Orangutan Drawing tutorials.

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