This lesson will help you learn to draw a cartoon gorilla! Without any doubts one of the largest primates that can be found on earth, gorillas are very impressive to see live!
They are fast, agile and most of all, extremely strong. Meeting this dangerous creature in a jungle most be a terrifying experience! So let's make our experience a little more fun by learning to draw a simple gorilla in this exhaustive ten steps tutorial.
Like you should always do with every character you draw, start by sketching the head of your gorilla. To do so, simple draw a circle. On this circle, add a small oval to form the mouth of your primate friend.
Next, let's start working on the arm of the gorilla. Draw a big circle to illustrate the shoulder. Then, add a rectangle and another circle on the end of this new shape to illustrate the elbow.
Now, let's complete the forearm of our gorilla. Draw a small rectangle and another circle to form the wrist. Finally, add a rectangle to make the final part of the arm and another one to represent the hand.
Repeat the bottom part of the arm drawn on the previous step to create the right arm of your gorilla. You can also draw a small curve to form the stomach of the primate.
The lower part of the body is somehow unusual on a gorilla. To create the rear, draw a medium circle just above the elbow of the left arm (but on your right). The leg can be represented with a large rectangle. Just draw a small oval shape to form the feet (or the hand) of this wild creature.
Time to add some details on the face! First, work on the mouth and draw a horizontal line to split the oval shape in two. Draw the nose by leaving to small curve on top of your shape. Create the eyebrows and the eyes when you are finished.
Continue working on the head by drawing the naris, the pupils, the top of the head and the ears.
Now the most difficult part of the drawing! The arms and the hands! Just refine the outline and make sure to draw some fur near the hands.
Work on the outline of the back too. The leg should be really shorter than the arms. You can also make them larger and stronger.
Just add some colors and now, you should have a nice cartoon gorilla ready to take control of the jungle! This tutorial is not easy so don't hesitate to practice drawing the arms and the face of your gorilla as needed. There is unfortunately no better tricks to get better at drawing! Enjoy and don't hesitate to try more cool animals below.
External resources: How to draw a gorilla