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You Will Need
- A graphite pencil
- An eraser
Establish body and head
Draw an elongated oval for the body, creating a slight bulge at the upper left of the oval. Overlap a smaller circle at the top right of the oval for the monkey’s head.
Draw a sideways pear shape inside the lower left of the oval as the seated monkey's hindquarter and leg.
Add banana shapes for arms, placing the shoulder portion of the arm which is in full view at the center of the oval, slightly below the head, and a smaller version to its right.
Add ears and face
Draw triangles at each side of the monkey’s head for ears. Add a rounded heart shape to the front of the head, drawing the eyes, nostrils and mouth inside it.
Draw a long, snake-like tail, extending it from the monkey's spine, and curving it above the head. The length of the tail will depend on the monkey species you choose to draw.
Erase guidelines and shade
Erase unwanted guidelines, smoothing line contours. Shade shadowed areas for realism and your monkey will look ready for jungle antics.