How to Draw a Capuchin Monkey

Capuchin monkeys have a reputation for being friendly, sociable, and super smart – these small creatures have a lot to offer. Want to learn more about them? Let’s start with drawing your own in just a few short, simple steps – let’s get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a small circle in the left side of your page.


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Add a “dip” just below the top, and follow this with a smaller shape inside the main circle.


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Draw two small circles in the top section of the face to create the eyes…


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And add a triangle shape to the center of the face. Connect this to the eyes with a curved line on either side.


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Add two small marks to the inside of the triangle nose.


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Bring two curved lines down from the bottom of the nose…


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And then add a large half-circle to either side of the head for ears. Add a second, smaller shape inside the first.


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Next, bring a curved line down on either side to start forming the body.


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Angle the ends of the lines up and inwards, and then join them with a slightly jagged line at the bottom.


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Bring down two sets of parallel lines from the bottom of these sections…


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And then add a monkey paw, with four fingers and a thumb, to the bottom of the right arm.


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Add a mark to the tips of the fingers to create the nails…


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And then repeat this on the left side.


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Bring a curved line across from just above the top of the arm, and then another curved line from the right ear, across towards the top right corner, and then down, adding a jagged section to the top of this.


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Add an angled line to the end of this, heading towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page, and then follow this with another line below – this will be one of the back legs of your monkey.


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Add another back leg just in front of the first…


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And then add feet, complete with nails, to the ends of this.


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Bring a looping, curved line across from the back, and take this to the right before looping it under and towards the left.


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Follow this with another, parallel line below, and join these at the end to form the tail.


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Use a black pen to add color to the bottom of the eyes…


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And use a pink pen for the inside of the face and ears, as well as the nails.


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Grab a lighter pink pencil for the chest and the tops of the arms.


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And then use a black pen for the rest of the body.


And there we have it – a super cute capuchin monkey, just waiting for you to name him – can you oblige?

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