How To Draw A Monkey

In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a monkey in just a few quick steps, but first…

Interesting Facts about Monkeys

There are more than 260 known species of monkeys. They are placed in two categories, Old World and New World.

Did you know?

  • The smallest monkey is the pygmy marmoset. It weighs about 3 to 5 ounces and stands about 4 to 6 inches tall. The mandrill is the largest monkey; it is about 3 feet tall and weighs about 75 pounds.
  • If a monkey is grinning, it does not mean it’s happy. A grinning monkey means it is acting aggressively. To show aggression, monkeys also bob their heads, yawn, or make eye contact. Yawning is also a sign of being tired.
  • Most monkeys live in trees. They use their tails and arms to swing through trees. Their tails help them balance while they walk and climb trees.
  • A monkey’s diet is made up of seeds, fruit, insects, spiders, leaves, and nuts. Some also know how to peel a banana and eat it; they don’t eat the skin. Some monkeys eat dirt.
  • Monkeys live in groups called troops.

To communicate, monkeys make body movements, sounds, and facial expressions. The howler monkey got its name because it is the loudest of all monkeys. Its howl could be heard as far away as 100 miles.

How to Draw a Monkey – Step-by-Step Tutorial

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