how to draw a gorilla

In this drawing lesson we will show you how to draw a Gorilla in 9 easy steps. This free and easy step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Gorilla. We make drawing simple by showing red lines to indicate which lines to draw in each step. In just a few minutes you’ll learn how to draw a gorilla!

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Before we beginning drawing a gorilla, here are some fun facts about the Gorilla you might find interesting.

  • Gorillas are the largest living primates and have impressive physical strength.
  • They are primarily herbivorous, feeding on leaves, stems, and fruits in their natural habitats.
  • Gorillas live in groups called troops, led by a dominant silverback male.
  • These primates are highly intelligent and use tools such as sticks and rocks for various purposes.
  • Gorillas are capable of displaying emotions such as joy, sadness, and fear.
  • They communicate through a variety of vocalizations, facial expressions, and body language.
  • Gorillas are found in the forests of central Africa and play a crucial role in their ecosystems.
  • They are known for their gentle and peaceful nature, despite their powerful appearance.
  • Gorillas are endangered due to habitat loss, poaching, and disease, making conservation efforts crucial for their survival.
  • Gorillas are fascinating and majestic creatures that have captured the interest of people around the world, inspiring admiration for their complex social structures and their importance in the natural world.

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

How To Draw a Gorilla – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

Step 1: Start by drawing the Gorilla’s head.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 2: Next, draw the right shoulder.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 3: Draw the left shoulder and the rear buttocks of the Gorilla.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 4: Draw the inner arms and add to the rear leg.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 5: Extend the arms and legs by drawing lines down to the “ground”.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 6: Draw in the feet and hands.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 7: Draw more details to the feet and hands.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 8: Draw in the facial details, ear and hands.

how to draw a gorilla

Step 9: Finish the drawing of the Gorilla by adding the last remaining details to the face and chest

how to draw a gorilla

Great job! 9 steps wasn’t too long, was it? Now that you’ve completed the How To Draw a Gorilla drawing tutorial, you use the picture below to color or shade your gorilla drawing. Utilize black, grey shades and white to properly highlight your life-like gorilla drawing!

easy gorilla drawing

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Gorilla!  Your first try may not have gone as ideally as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a gorilla is with plenty of practice.

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

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