This little guy is off on some adventure swinging on a vine with a little snack to eat along the way.
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Step 1: Draw the Monkey's Outline
Step 2: Draw the Monkey's Arms & Legs
Draw a circle for the hand at his waste and connect it to his shoulder area. The other arm should be extended ahead of him.
Draw the vine about a head width ahead of him curving like a bow. Have your monkeys fingers drawn around the vine.
Step 3: Draw a Cartoon Monkey Face
Draw the eyes slightly overlapping. and two nice circles for the pupils. Monkey mouths and noses stick out, but since he's making a confused face, I pulled the mouth towards the center and made it a simple circle. The nose is just an arch with two little circles. Draw in two eye brows. One should be straight and pointing down and the other curved.
The ears are essentially circles and the hair on top of his head should be pushed back showing movement through the air's effect. Also draw three little spikes in back to show a little shagginess.
Step 4: Draw Movement Lines
So I just added three lines behind his head and feet, and then a few at the end of the vine.
Step 5: Colour Your Cartoon Monkey
Now that you know how to draw a cartoon monkey, you'll have a goofy pet to play around with. Go Bananas!
Looking for more Cartoon Monkeys? Check out these hilarious hooligans from my friend etourist on DeviantArt.com.