How to Draw a Chimpanzee

Hello, young artists! Today, we’re going on an artistic adventure to learn how to draw a chimpanzee. These fascinating primates are our closest relatives in the animal kingdom, and they’re known for their intelligence and playful nature Let’s explore the world of chimpanzees together as we guide you through this step-by-step drawing tutorial.

final drawing-how to draw a chimpanzee

Materials Needed:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Coloring Supplies

Perfect For:

  • Kids
  • Newbies

How to Draw a Chimpanzee

Easy Chimpanzee Drawing for Kids – Step by Step Tutorial

Let’s outline the cute face of the chimpanzee.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 1

Next, with two circles, draw the ears of the animal.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 2

With a few curved lines, form the full head of the chimpanzee. Don’t forget the little punk on its head! πŸ™‚

how to draw a chimpanzee step 3

Next, draw the chimpanzee’s upper hand and a little part of its stomach.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 4

Now, draw its lower hand.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 5

With a curved line, form its back.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 6

Draw the tail of the chimpanzee.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 7

Draw two small circles to give some depth the animal’s ears.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 8

Now draw the chimpanzee’s face features such as the closed eyes, nose and mouth.

how to draw a chimpanzee step 9

Well done! You’ve successfully learned how to draw a chimpanzee.

Now you can showcase your amazing chimp drawing to friends and family or even create a whole series of primate portraits.

Your final drawing should look like the sketch on the right.

Now, it’s time to add some colors to complete the drawing and make it more realistic.

final sketch-how to draw a chimpanzee

πŸ‘‡ Don’t Forget to Check Other Animals of the Primate Family πŸ‘‡

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About the Chimpanzee

The chimpanzee is one of the great apes and one of our closest relatives. They are one of the smartest animals on Earth, with complex social behavior and a rich culture. 

Chimpanzees have a powerful immune system, which helps them to survive in hostile environments. They also have large brains and are able to use sophisticated tools and problem-solving skills.

They have been taught to communicate with sign language and use simple tools in captivity. However, they are still wild animals and can become dangerous if they are provoked.

  • They have color vision but cannot see red like humans can. This is because their retina has a “red” cone that absorbs all red light while human cones only absorb red and green light. 
  • They spend most of their lives feeding and playing. They only rest for short periods between activities. 
  • Chimpanzees are the only primate species other than humans that use stone tools.
  • They use rocks to crack open nuts.