how to draw a baboon

How To Draw a Baboon in a 8 step by step lesson, follow easy steps until you have a completed drawing of a Baboon

Some interesting facts about the Baboon you might not have known are:

  • Baboons live in large social groups called troops across savannas and woodlands of Africa and Arabia.
  • They have strong jaws and canines for defense against predators like lions and leopards.
  • Baboons use their sensitive fingers and hands to forage for food like fruits, roots, and insects.
  • Baboons communicate with loud barks, grunts, and facial expressions to stay in contact over long distances.
  • Male baboons have large colorful rumps and grow long canine teeth as they mature.
  • Baboon troops have a strict social hierarchy based on age, rank, and dominance between males and females.
  • They are intelligent problem solvers and have been known to use simple tools like rocks to crack open nuts and eggs.
  • Baboons spend their days traveling long distances in search of food and water sources.
  • Babies ride on their mothers’ backs for protection when the troop is moving between areas.
  • Baboons are highly social primates that live in complex family groups, providing young observers a window

Here’s a BONUS Video of Our How To Draw a Baboon Easy Drawing Lesson

You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Baboon – Easy Step by Step Drawing Guide

The following 8 steps will show you how to draw a simple Baboon. You can even color or shade your baboon using the real life picture of a baboon at the end of this lesson.

Step 1: Begin by drawing the nose of the baboon.

how to draw a baboon

Step 2: Complete the lower half of the mouth and jaw.

how to draw a baboon

Step 3: Sketch in the upper portion of the head and back of the baboon.

how to draw a baboon

Step 4: Add the rear of the baboon and start drawing the first two legs.

how to draw a baboon

Step 5: Sketch out the lower portion of the stomach.

how to draw a baboon

Step 6: Complete the first two legs.

how to draw a baboon

Step 7: Draw the 2 other back legs and feet.

how to draw a baboon

Step 8: Final step is to add details to the face and complete the tail.

how to draw a baboon

Well done! With the How To Draw a Baboon drawing lesson complete, now you can color or shade in your baboon drawing using the picture below as a reference. Enjoy!

how to draw a baboon

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Baboon!  Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a HUGE improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a baboon is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Monkey?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Monkey

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