How To Draw Monkey: A Fun Guide In 4 Steps

Written By Ashmita| Edited By Varsha & Adi | Updated on 14th May, 2024

Even if your child is enrolled in the best school, they would still want to explore their creative side on their own. Welcome, aspiring artists and parents to a wild adventure in the world of drawing! Today, we’re swinging from trees and scratching our heads, as we master the art of how to draw monkey. Prepare yourself for a super fun way to draw the naughtiest one known in the animal kingdom. The one and only  – Monkey!

In this blog we will give you simple steps from which your kids can easily draw monkeys and make sure to check out our worksheet that will help your kids to practice and explore more.

Quick Summary

How To Draw Monkey: A Fun Guide In 4 Steps
  1. Basic List of Materials
  2. Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Monkey
  3. Final Touches
  4. Tips and Tricks to Draw a Monkey
  5. Conclusion


1.  Basic List of Materials

  • Drawing Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Black Sketch Pen
  • Sharpener
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Stable Drawing Surface

2.Step-by-Step Guide to Draw a Monkey

Step 1 Draw the Head

Begin with a shape that resembles an oval as shown in the picture, this will be the head of a monkey. There’s no need to draw a perfect shape, you can vary head size according to your choice.

Step 2: Draw the body and ears

Now, draw one more oval shape face in the previous oval shape as we did in step 1. Now, connect the head to the body with a large U-shape line. Monkeys come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t be afraid to change the shape a bit! Then add two smaller semi-circles towards the side of the head to indicate its ears.

Remember, monkeys have great listening skills, so make those ears stand out!

Step 3: Draw the Limbs

Let’s start with those arms first. Draw two long, curved lines which will look like a pipe with rounded edges extending from both sides of the body – these will be our monkey’s arms for swinging!

For the legs, draw two shorter, thicker lines extending from the bottom of the body and make a semi circle at the end as shown in the picture this will be the foot of the monkey. Monkeys are experts at both climbing and swinging from tree to tree, so make those legs look strong!

Step 4 : Draw the Eyes, Nose, Mouth, and Tail

Add two big circles for the eyes. Beneath the eyes, draw a small, rounded oval for the nose. Complete the facial features with a simple curved line for the mouth which will be below the nose. Is it smiling sweetly or mischievously? You decide! 

Next, don’t forget the tail. For this you can draw a long line extending from the backside of the monkey which will look like a small wave – this is its trusty tool for balance and mischief!

Now outline the entire monkey with a black sketch pen or dark pencil. This will help you to get a better idea how your drawing looks and will act as a boundary when you will color it.

Final Touches

Now, you can color your monkey, like we have used brown shades you can use black also or can even use both the colors. 

Give your monkey some personality by adding a few extra details – maybe some fur texture or a cool pattern on its belly. You can also paint or color your art to your liking. Get as creative as you can. Erase any stray lines and refine your masterpiece. Remember, art is all about imagination and making it work for you! There you have it. 

You’ve now drawn an adorable monkey!

Tips and Tricks to Draw a Monkey

  • Make sure to have fun! Don’t worry about making it perfect, as there’s nothing called mistakes, just happy accidents. 
  • To make the monkey look lively,you can color it or even paint it using your favorite colors.
  • You can also outline your drawing with a dark color sketch pen.
  • Practice makes perfect, so keep drawing monkeys until you become a pro!
  • Don’t be too stressed to make a mistake, and even if you do, you’ve always got an eraser at hand!


Congratulations, you’ve officially finished your masterpiece. Whether your creation is swinging from branches or moving from tree-to-tree, remember to have fun and let your imagination run wild. So go ahead, grab your pencils, and let’s bring out the mischief inside of us with this fun tutorial on how to draw monkeys!

Use the worksheet given to practice and experiment with your drawing.

How To Draw Monkey Worksheet

Varsha & Adi

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