How to Draw a Pygmy Marmoset

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Pygmy Marmoset in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Pygmy Marmoset.

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How to Draw a Pygmy Marmoset - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: To begin drawing your Pygmy Marmoset, you will start with the head. Draw a semi circle and connect with a jagged line that will represent fur.

Step 2: Next you will need to draw the outline of the faced. To do this you will draw three semi circles that connect together, with the bottom one wider than the other two.

Step 3: The next step will be to add the facial features and ears. On the face, you will need to draw two ovals for eyes, two arced lines for the mouth and an upside down heart shape for the nose. For the front ear, create a moon shape and the back one will simply be an arced line.

Step 4: To add the body, you will need to draw a curved line coming out of the head for the back and a straight line coming from the bottom of the head.

Step 5: When drawing the front leg you will need to draw two parallel curved lines that meet together at the top of the claw. Add four wide lines to create the claws.

Step 6: For the other front leg, you will simply need to draw another claw out of the side of the body.

Step 7: The next step is to draw the abdomen and the hind leg. To do this draw a straight line from the front leg to extend the stomach. For the leg, draw an angled line that extends below the stomach. Next draw a line curved line to create the bottom of the leg. Connect them together in the shape of a foot and add claws.

Step 8: To draw the other hind leg, you simply need to redraw the same foot and claws coming out from the bottom of the stomach.

Step 9: Finally you will need to draw the tail by drawing two long parallel lines that come together at the end. You have now completed your Pygmy Marmoset drawing.

Interesting Facts about the PYGMY MARMOSET

The Pygmy Marmoset is a member of the primate family and the scientific term for them is Cebuella pygmaea. This is one of the smallest primates, and the smallest true monkey in the world, living in the Amazon Basin rainforest of South America. One method of eating, is to bite a gum tree and drink the sap.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1866.
  • This creature has 83 percent of their population live in stable troops.
  • They group together in numbers of up to 9 individuals.
  • These are up to .5 feet tall.
  • The tail is 1.5 feet long.
  • This species can weigh up to almost a 1/4 of a pound.
  • They can rotate their head 180 degrees.
  • These are found up to 66 feet high in the trees.

They use a combination of sounds, hand signals, and odors, to communicate. Females give birth to twins twice a year, and parental care is shared in the group. A threat to them is loss of habitat from deforestation, and capturing them for the pet trade. There are not many of these creatures, but they’re the least concern for a possibility of extinction.

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