How to Draw an Orangutan

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

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

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Orangutan

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

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the orangutan outline by drawing the animal's face. Use curved lines for the mouth, eye ridges, eyelids, and tops of the nostrils.

Shade teardrop-shaped nostrils beneath them. Draw half-circles for the eyes, and shade smaller circles inside them.

Easy Orangutan Drawing - Step 2

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw a curved "M" shaped line above the eyes, and curved lines below and beside the mouth. Encircle the mouth with a series of short curved lines that meet at jagged points.

Easy Orangutan Drawing - Step 3

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points to enclose a mustache shape above the face. Connect it to the orangutan's beard with curved lines.

Draw another jagged series of lines directly below the mouth. Contour the face flanges with curved lines.

Easy Orangutan Drawing - Step 4

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use a series of curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw the orangutan's furry shoulder and another series for the bottom of the arm and elbow.

Easy Orangutan Drawing - Step 5

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Complete the forearm, using a long curved line and shorter lines that meet at jagged points. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the hand and fingers.

Easy Orangutan Drawing - Step 6

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Contour the hand with short curved lines. Draw the furry shoulder and remaining arm using curved lines that meet at jagged points.

Easy Orangutan Drawing - Step 7

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use overlapping "U" shaped lines to draw the orangutan's fingers. Complete the arm and begin drawing the leg using curved lines that meet at jagged points.

Add More Details to Your Orangutan Picture - Step 8

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Use jagged lines to complete the first leg, draw the side of the belly, and enclose the remaining rear leg. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw the toes of both feet.

Complete the Outline of Your Orangutan Drawing - Step 9

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use curved lines to enclose the bottom of the foot.

Then draw the sides of the chest and belly using several series of curved lines that meet at furry, jagged points. Draw a long curved line across the bottom of the chest.

Color Your Orangutan Drawing

Orangutan step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon orangutan outline is now complete. Color him. Orangutans have reddish-orange fur. The bare skin of their hands, feet, faces, and belly is dark brown.

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Learn More About The Orangutan Drawing

In their native forests, orangutans are known as "old man of the forest." You can capture this fascinating creature in this orangutan drawing.

Is it difficult to draw an orangutan? Not with the help of this easy, step-by-step animal drawing guide. In each step, you will add a few lines. Soon, your orangutan drawing will be complete!

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Orangutans are known for the fleshy flanges around their faces and their long arms, which they use to swing through the trees. You can tackle this jungle drawing to give your orangutan a home.

Did you know? Despite their similarities, this orangutan is no monkey drawing. Orangutans are considered great apes, just like gorillas. You can learn how to draw a gorilla here.

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