Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Gorilla and a Gorilla Coloring Page. This step by step tutorial will help you draw a profile view of his body.
When it comes to drawing gorillas, students now have two fun options to choose from. Beginners can opt for a Gorilla Face, which is shared further down, and those that want something a little more realistic can try this version out. It includes the entire gorilla body, hunched shoulders and all, and might be good for special lessons or book reports. It’s designed to help students add more detail to the face and body, without getting overwhelmed with too much information.
Working with Drawing Guides
The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing project is to show them how to use guides as a reference point. You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this site have center guides that are showing as both a vertical line and a horizontal line. If students make lines like those on their own paper, before drawing, they will have some extra help in seeing where to begin their drawing.
Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate. So does that mean students need to use their pencil to draw big fat lines down the center of their paper before they start? No, simply fold the paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear. And now, on to our drawing project.
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Step by Step Directions
Time needed: 35 minutes.
Gorilla Drawing Instructions
- Draw an oval for the head.
- Add an extended body shape as shown.
- Draw the face with the main features inside the head.
- Add the details of the face as shown.
- Draw an arm and back leg that attach to the body.
- Draw the leg and arm on the back side of the body.
- Make the fur line look a little bumpy and erase the smooth lines.
- Draw a jungle background.
- Trace the drawing with a marker and color with crayons.