How to Draw a Spider Monkey

Of all the monkeys on the planet, the spider monkey is often voted as a favorite amongst fans – and when we bring our own to life through the power of art, it will be easy to see why! Are you ready to get started?


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a thin black pen, and draw a curved line in the left of your page. Use two jagged lines below this to create a “V” shape.


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Add a wide “m” shape just below the top, and then connect the sides of this with another bump at the bottom.


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Draw two small circles inside the “m” for eyes…


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And then add two smaller circles inside these larger ones.


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Add a short, vertical line between the eyes, and add curved brows to the top.


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Add a small triangle shape to the bottom of the vertical line, with tiny dots inside this…


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And draw a curved line below this, with a wavy line in the bottom section.


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Now, draw two “loop” shaped ears, one on either side of the head.


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Bring a jagged line down from the left of the face, and take this across to the right…


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Before adding two parallel lines heading to the bottom left-hand corner.


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Add another, slightly jagged line inside these two.


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Now, add a hand to the end of these lines, pointing towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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Bring a line across from the right ear…


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And then add two more parallel lines to the right of the first arm, leaving a gap in the top of the right line.


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Take these lines towards the bottom left corner…


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And add another hand to the end, just as you did before.


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Take the right line across to the right, and add a wavy line to the top of this.


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Now, add two more angled, parallel lines to the right of this, and take the top of the right line up and across towards the top of the page.


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Add a foot to the end of this, pointing towards the left…


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And then add another slightly angled leg behind this one.


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Add a foot to the bottom of this leg…


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And then bring a line up the center of this back leg.


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Now, add two curved, parallel lines, taking these across, up, and then looping back down to join in a point – this is the tail of your spider monkey.


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Use the black pen to add a series of small marks all across the body for textured fur…


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And then use the black pen to shade the whole top section, including the tail.


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Use a pink pen for the bottom of the nose and the center of the eyes…


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And then a gray pencil for the bottom of the body and the legs.


And there we have it – your very own spider monkey to learn about and explore; but where will your education start?

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