How to draw monkey. Learn to draw a monkey step by step with easy to follow instruction. Again this time is another wild animal or creature so I decided to sketch something basic. Practice drawing animals is always a good way to explore different forms of anatomy design. To be a well rounded concept artist, especially creature concept artist, you must practice animal drawings. In this tutorial, you will learn to draw a monkey from basic geometry shapes to start off with until final gray scale drawing or basic illustration.
A monkey is a primate. There are about 260 known living species of monkey. Many are arboreal, although there are species that live primarily on the ground, such as baboons. Monkeys are generally considered to be intelligent. Unlike apes, monkeys usually have tails. Tailless monkeys may be called “apes”. Monkeys can be found in rain forests across the tropics. The place where they are most comfortable is the forest canopy. Their long arms and even longer legs propel them through the branches and their tails help with mobility and grasping. Monkeys come in all shapes, colors and sizes, and are divided into two groups. Old World monkeys include large species such as baboons, while New World monkeys are smaller. The two groups also organize themselves into different types of social groups.
Here is a final drawing of a monkey.
Below are step by step images how to draw Monkey. When drawing animal, the best practice is to observe them in the zoo and life draw. Using references is also a good practice, but seeing them in real life is a lot better. Step one, I usually try to detect the most obvious shape of the monkey’s head. I tend to simplify the subject when I start drawing to get the correct proportion first. Step two, once I have the main part of the head and its proportion, then I start adding other element such as ears, eyes, mouth, and nose. Try to keep it simple at this stage. Step three, once I have the correct proportion and shape, I can start to make it look like a monkey face along with upper body. Step four, (you can do this if you want to) I assigned simple value for light and shadow. Step five, I slowly craft out detail of its head using shading technique. You can use pencil, charcoal or wash ink and brush to do that.