How to Draw a Monkey Head


Start out by picking your pencils. I used an HB pencil for sketching, an H for light shading/lines, and finally B/2B pencils for dark lines/shading.


Start out with a light/basic sketch of the monkey. Use the guidelines I've provided if you need to.


Once you have the basic sketch down go head and shade in the background. I used an HB pencil and a paper towel for this.


Go ahead and roughly shade in the monkey's face and the its darker fur. I'm still using an HB for this.


Now use an H or HB to start defining your lines. I like starting my details at the eyes and moving outwards.


Shade in the eyes using a B or 2B pencil.


Use the H pencil to work on the monkey's skin and the B to fill in the nostrils and define the mouth.


Use the H to define the hair that's growing over the forehead.


Use the B and 2B pencil to add in the dark hair on top of the head.


Go ahead and work on the left-side outline. You can use a B or H pencil for this.


Define a few strands of hair on the left-side and use the H again to roughly shade the area under and around the monkey's chin.


Go ahead and sketch in a few strands of hair on the right-side to help guide you in the next steps.


Define the right-side hair and use a B or 2B to outline the hair.


Continue working on you outline. Do your best to make your lines as clean as possible.


Finish up your drawing by reworking your lines and shading. I had a lot of fun with this little guy and I'm sure you will as well!

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September 1, 2011

Description: Hey everyone, here's another animal tutorial for you all. This time I'll be showing you how to draw a monkey or leaf-monkey. Get your pencils, paper, and eraser ready!

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