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Monkeys are playful and intelligent animals that are loved by many. Drawing a monkey can be a delightful and engaging activity, suitable for artists of all ages and skill levels. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of creating a simple yet adorable monkey drawing, making it a perfect project for coloring pages and creative exploration.

How to Draw a Monkey

Materials You’ll Need

  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper
  • Coloring tools (optional, such as crayons, markers, colored pencils)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Draw the Outline Of the Monkey’s Head

The first step is to draw the outline of the head with ears and the body of the future monkey.

How to Draw a Monkey Step 1

Step 2: Draw the Limbs And Tail

Add upper and lower limbs to the monkey’s body. Also draw a long tail that is raised upwards.

How to Draw a Monkey Step 2

Step 3: Draw the Details Of the Face

Now add details to the face – eyes, nose, and mouth. Also draw an outline on the head to separate the colors of the fur. And draw a crest on the head.

How to Draw a Monkey Step 3

Step 4: Color the Fur Brown

Now it’s time to color the monkey. To do this, take the brown color and color the main part of the fur.

How to Draw a Monkey Step 4

Step 5: Finish Coloring the Monkey

Now take the beige color and color the remaining fur white. Also color the eyes, nose, and mouth and add a blush 🙂

How to Draw a Monkey Step 5

Step 6: Add Details To the Background

When you’re done, add any details you want to the background. We added some grass.

How to Draw a Monkey Step 6

Tips for Drawing a Monkey

Begin with light pencil strokes to allow for easy adjustments.
Refer to pictures of monkeys for inspiration and to understand their anatomy.
Practice drawing monkeys in different poses and expressions to enhance your skills.
Be creative and have fun with the process. Experiment with different styles and techniques.


Drawing a monkey is a fun and rewarding activity that can spark creativity and provide a sense of accomplishment. By following these simple steps, you can create a charming monkey drawing that is perfect for coloring and artistic expression. Whether you are making a coloring page or practicing your drawing skills, this guide offers a foundation for creating your own unique monkey drawings. Remember, practice makes perfect, so keep drawing and exploring your artistic potential!