How to Draw a Chimpanzee

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

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Chimpanzee

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

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the chimpanzee outline by drawing the animal's face. Enclose half-circles for the eyes, and shade round pupils inside each.

Use curved lines for the eyelids, sides of the nose, and side of the upper lip. Shade two teardrop-shaped nostrils between the lines of the nose.

Easy Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 2

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Outline the chimp's face with curved lines above and beside the eyes, forming the mouth, and contouring below it. Detail the nose and side of the face with short lines.

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Easy Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 3

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use a series of curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw the fur around the chimp's face and chin.

Easy Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 4

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use curved lines to draw the chimp's ears and contour inside them. Then, draw two layers of furry, jagged lines on top of the head. Contour above the brow with two short lines.

Easy Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 5

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use a series of curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw the furry chest and arm.

Easy Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 6

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw another furry arm, again using a series of short, curved lines that meet at jagged points. Draw the chimp's hand using overlapping curved lines.

Notice that his fingers appear short, turned under as he walks on his knuckles.

Easy Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 7

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw the chimp's remaining hand using overlapping curved lines. Begin sketching his rear leg, using short, curved lines that meet at jagged points to give it a furry texture.

Add More Details to Your Chimpanzee Picture - Step 8

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use overlapping curved lines to enclose the rear foot and toes. Complete the outline of the body, using curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw the back. Contour the chest with a curved line.

Complete the Outline of Your Chimpanzee Drawing - Step 9

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Enclose the rear leg, using curved lines that meet at jagged points. Draw the foot using overlapping curved lines.

Color Your Chimpanzee Drawing

Chimpanzee step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your chimpanzee outline is now complete. Color your drawing. Chimps have black or dark brown fur. Their faces are light or dark brown.

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Learn More About The Chimpanzee Drawing

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

Chimps are considered our closest cousins in the animal kingdom. Can you see any similarities? Their faces, arms, and legs are not unfamiliar in form.

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Contrary to popular belief, chimpanzees are not monkeys; they are apes. Compare the chimp in this illustration to this monkey drawing.

One of the most obvious differences is that monkeys have long tails, while chimps have none.

Gorillas are great apes, too. You can learn how to draw a gorilla here.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw an Orangutan or Realistic Elephant Head and Face Drawing tutorials.

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