tutorial on monkey drawing

In honor of the Chinese New Year, we’re celebrating the Year of the Monkey for this week’s Drawing Project. Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to draw a monkey with PicsArt’s drawing tools, and then give it a try on your own! 

Step 1: Sketch Body

Draw a circle and an oval to determine the proportions of the head and body of your monkey. Create a new layer and outline shapes for the face and ears.

draw a monkey sketch

monkey sketch drawing

Step 2: Sketch Arms and Legs

In a new layer, draw a series of shapes for the arms and legs of your monkey.

draw a monkey

draw monkey's face

Step 3: Sketch Details

Create a new layer and draw the monkey’s tail and a tree limb for him to sit on.

draw monkey's tail

ouyline monkey drawing

Step 4: Refine Sketch

Merge all layers containing your sketches and reduce the opacity of your sketch. Create a new layer and trace a refined outline over your sketch. Hide the layer containing your sketch, and fill in the final details to your drawing. Feel free to add color to finish off your drawing, and then share your creation with all of your followers!

monkey drawing outline

draw monkey's face details

color monkey drawing