In this drawing lesson we will show you how to draw a Gorilla in 9 easy steps. This free 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 have yourself a great drawing of 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.
- They are ground-dwelling and predominantly herbivorous.
- The DNA of gorillas is 98%–99% identical to that of a human.
- Gorillas move around by knuckle-walking.
- Almost all gorillas share the same blood type but have individual finger prints.
- Gorillas are herbivores, eating fruits, leaves, and shoots.
How To Draw a Gorilla – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson
Step 1: Start by drawing the Gorilla’s head.
Step 2: Next, draw the right shoulder.
Step 3: Draw the left shoulder and the rear buttocks of the Gorilla.
Step 4: Draw the inner arms and add to the rear leg.
Step 5: Extend the arms and legs by drawing lines down to the “ground”.
Step 6: Draw in the feet and hands.
Step 7: Draw more details to the feet and hands.
Step 8: Draw in the facial details, ear and hands.
Step 9: Finish the drawing of the Gorilla by adding the last remaining details to the face and chest
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!
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.
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