How to Draw a Squirrel Monkey

Squirrel monkeys are known for their curious, inquisitive personalities, their inquiring minds, and their friendly, sociable nature. Want to bring your very own to life? Then let’s take a closer look and get started!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Grab a black pen, and add two half-circle shapes to the left side of your page, with the straight sides of these facing one another.


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Connect these two shapes with a curved shape at the top.


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Bring two curved, jagged shapes down from the sides of each half-circle shape.


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Now, add a large, curved “m” shape just below the curved line at the top.


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Connect the bottom right of this to the line beside it with a jagged line…


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And then bring a curved line down from the left jagged line, curving this across to the right.


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Take this to a point, and then add another curved line above it, connecting this to the jagged line on the right.


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Add two small circles below the top of the “m” shape for the eyes…


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And then add two smaller circles inside each of these.


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Next, draw a large “teardrop” shape below the eyes.


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Add two small oval shapes inside this, and then a curved shape below this.


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Next, add a curved line to the right of the head, curving this across to the right and towards the bottom of the page.


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Add a curved line to the bottom line on the left, take this down, across towards the bottom left-hand corner, and then add a curved line heading towards the left.


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Add another curved line just below this…


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And then use a horizontal line below this, before taking this up towards the top right-hand corner of the page to form the front legs.


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Add a bumpy line to the top of the legs…


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And then add a square “J” shape just behind this.


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Bring the bottom horizontal line across a little further, and then add another curved section to the top of this for the other legs and feet.


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Return to the curved line at the top, and bring this down and across to the left.


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Connect this to the top of the leg beside this with a wavy line.


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Now, continue the line up, across, and down…


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And then bring a long, curved line across from the back, taking this to the right, up to the left, and then up towards the top of the page.


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Add another line to the right of this, and join these with a point at the top to create a tail.


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Add a “V” shape close to the top of the tail…


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And then shade the details of the nose with a black pen.


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Grab a dark gray pen, and shade the top of the tail, the rings of the eyes, and the nose area.


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Use a pink pen for the ears…


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And then use a rich brown pen to add color to the tail, the head, and the top of the back.


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Now, use an orange pen for the legs and the bottom of the body to complete your drawing.


And voila – an adorable squirrel monkey, just waiting for you. Why not spend a little time learning more about these wonderful creatures – there is plenty to learn!

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