How to Draw an Easy Monkey

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Complete Easy Monkey drawing

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Would you like to learn how to draw an easy monkey? This cartoon animal drawing tutorial can help you master the easy monkey outline.

Along with larger mammals such as majestic tigers, mysterious wolves, and playful dolphins, monkeys make the top of many peoples' favorite animal lists.

Why? One thing that all of these animals have in common is that they are smart and social.

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Really, monkeys are a lot like us. They live in groups and care for their offspring for a long time. They use facial expressions to communicate their feelings.

They can make and use tools. Some captive orangutans have even been taught to play computer games, and gorillas have learned sign language!

An old saying goes, "Monkey see, monkey do." This describes the monkey's tendency to imitate others - for example, a new behavior of a fellow monkey or that of a human handler.

You, too, can "monkey see, monkey do," as you copy the simple steps in the following illustrations.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Lemur, Hippo, and Hyena.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an an Easy Monkey

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Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin the easy monkey outline by sketching the shape of the face. Use curved lines to sketch the rounded cheeks and sides of the head.

At the top of the head, use curved lines that meet at sharp points to draw a tuft of fur.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw the monkey's ears. Attach a "C" shaped line to each side of the head. Then, detail within the ears using curved lines.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 3

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3. Outline the monkey's face. Use curved lines to trace the cheeks and around the eyes within the shape of the head.

Then, extend a long curved line below the head and double it back upon itself to form the monkey's body.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 4

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4. Outline the monkey's tummy. Use curved lines to trace a peanut shape within the outline of the body. At the top of the shape, give it a furry appearance by using curved lines that meet at points.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 5

Easy Monkey step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Next, draw the cartoon monkey's long, prehensile tail. Extend a long curved line from the body and double it back upon itself.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 6

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6. Next, draw the monkey's eyes. Use curved lines to outline the eyes. Draw a circle inside a circle within each eye, and shade between them to indicate the pupils. Draw a curved line above each eye to form the eyebrows.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 7

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7. Use curved lines to outline the monkey's triangular nose. Use a wide "U" shaped line for the smiling mouth, and place a short line at each corner.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 8

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8. Now, add the monkey's arms. Use curved lines to outline the arms, noting the tuft of fur at the elbows. For the tuft, use short lines that meet at points. Then, use overlapping curved lines to enclose the fingers and hands. Draw a zigzag line across each wrist.

Easy Monkey Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete your easy monkey outline by drawing the legs. Like the arms, use curved lines with tufts of fur at the knees. Enclose the toes using overlapping curved lines, and draw a zigzag line across the ankles.

Complete Easy Monkey Drawing

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Color your simple cartoon monkey. Most monkeys are brown with tan markings, like the one in our illustration. Some, though, are very different indeed!

Snow monkeys, for example, have white fur and pink faces. Baboons have black fur with red and blue faces.

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