How to Draw a Realistic Gorilla

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Gorilla in 8 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.

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How to Draw a Realistic Gorilla - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Start off with the head and body, by drawing an oval, then on the bottom right hand side of that draw a small circle, then below that big circle.

Step 2: Next we can add some features to the face. Add eyes, mouth and nostrils, and tiny ears.

Step 3: To draw the back, draw a long diagonal line coming down from the head and following the outsides of the circles.

Step 4: Now we're ready to add the arms. Draw a straight line down from the left side of the body, but make it slightly wavy to resemble fur.

Step 5: Add the second arm in front of the first, and remember to draw lots of wavy lines inside it.

Step 6: Draw the first hind leg in the same way.

Step 7: Now draw the other hind leg behind the first and behind the body.

Step 8: Draw little ovals on the bottom of the legs to make feet and toes.

Step 9: You've finished your Gorilla!

How to Draw a Realistic Gorilla - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Gorilla – Step-by-Step Tutorial