“Ideas come from ordinary, everyday life. And from imagination. And from feelings. And from memories. Memories of dust in my sneakers and humming whitewalls down a hill called Monkey”-said, Jerry Spinelli.
According to the above saying when we go to the zoo and find where’s the lion’s cage forasmuch as it’s scary. Search for the bear forasmuch as it’s severe, but the monkey is the one who plays with us and makes kids laugh. This gives us memories as well as different ideas.
Thus we can say why people adore monkeys so much more than the other animals in the zoo! Artists even want to cherish them in their portraits and so they need more and more different ideas. Keep in this mind our today’s article is about the monkey business!
Monkey Vector Art
We try to enlist here easy to gorgeous artistic monkey vector art design ideas that can both kids and drawing beginners will master in no time. And once you can learn about the idea from the first one, you’ll be able to draw the monkey designs we reform here with so many different positions.
Let’s not waste your time go to the key point by giving various, unique, and creative ideas in the following content!
The Thinker Monkey
What comes to your mind hearing the title? Only humans can think? No way! If you search on the monkey’s world you can find lots of monkeys sitting and thinking aimlessly. According to Dani Shapiro-“The mind is a monkey, hopping around from thought to thought, image to image. Rarely do more than a few seconds go by in which the mind can remain single-pointed, empty.” So it is worth drawing The Thinker Monkey.
You can see below a chubby monkey with a big head making a poker face and thinking. Its one hand is on the forehead and another hand is on the waist. Since it is a cartoon and if you want to make it more cartoonish you can use green for the eyes and dark pink for the nose. Use traditional color for the head to the body as the monkeys go by.
The Kung Fu Monkey
Kung fu is one of the famous ancient plays. Why not combine it with a monkey drawing? How to do it? How can a monkey fight? It is natural for these questions to come into your mind. Here you can get ideas about the kung fu monkey from the below picture that is wearing a grey color traditional kung fu dress.
It is drawing from the front standing on a kung fu posture (there is space between its legs). It has a red ribbon tied around its waist and head. Yet it is a monkey it holds two spoons as kung fu elements.
Old Scientist Monkey
Scientists are always busybody discovering new things. With them, I can’t think of anything better than the thinker position either it is drawing humans or monkeys. Hence I store this Old Scientist Monkey for you. It seems like furious thinking. You can see this monkey is old draw some wrinkles on its face as we do. It is wearing a white apron sitting on a chair.
It’s one-hand is tapping the table another one is in the cheeks. It puts its eyeglasses on its head while feeling ridiculous thinking about its invention. To make it more attention-seeking finish by drawing a pencil on its mouth. You can see the pencil, the glass makes this drawing wholly serious.
It’s not important to draw typical monkeys. Let’s make your artistic one! A cute pink ballerina monkey wearing a ballet costume dancing. Her hands are placed on upper the head. Her costume is twirling. Wearing ballet shoes standing on cross legs ballet posture.
Draw her eyes closed to have the dancing vibe. I am not saying it is not reluctant only to draw the monkey. But to get the best outcome, try to add some background that will add a touch of real sense. But don’t make it so gorgeous that draws more attention than the monkey. Just draw a simple one that looks your monkey more real!
Summer Happy Monkey
Who doesn’t know what monkeys are happy with? It’s banana. That’s why we draw a Summer Happy Monkey. It is something we make a very unique frame with leafy color variation. In the bottom side corner of the frame draw the monkey with a big smile holding a bunch of bananas. Another bunch of bananas is lying on the ground the monkey may gather those.
In Love Monkey
Monkeys are acting so romantic when they are falling in love. They are not so judgemental and think about his or her love worthy for others. They just love unconditionally. Thus we create this in love monkey. You can see in the following picture this monkey is sitting and holding a big red rose. Make round eyes and big eyelashes with a slight smile on its face.
Here we also focus on its tail that is drawn with a big tail that appeared even upper behind the head. Just follow the posture properly and draw it. You can change the color of the rose. You can also draw it from the side posture (this monkey is drawn from the front).
The DJ Monkey
Who doesn’t want to enjoy DJ? Why do not artists trace it as a topic of their art? Let’s combined it with a monkey drawing. It is a gorilla stand in front of a DJ player. His one hand is holding the earphone and another hand plays the DJ player. He is wearing a DJ cap and a purple t-shirt. And also draw a coloring sunglass to add the sense of DJ Monkey vibe.
The doctor is one of the important persons in our life. Artists should present them in front of everyone. Whenever we think about a doctor we think of him or her with a scary appearance. So, How to represent them playfully? Just apply the doctor theme on a monkey drawing. I don’t think any better idea than this. Well, let’s do it.
Wear the monkey a doctor suit at first. Then draw a hanging stethoscope on its neck. A box of first aid kits gives its hand. The first thing that appeared in our mind is an injection while imagining a doctor. So last but not least hold him a big injection. Since it is a cartoon you don’t need to make it real or focus on the sizes of the other elements its holds. Just focus on the things where to place them right. That’s all!
Rainbow Dancing Monkey
Everyone wants to make their life colorful every day. And wants to live happily. I think dancing is the best way to reduce stress and be happy. As for the title, we compare monkeys’ colorful life with the rainbow. It is a very young monkey wearing a lot of colorful dresses you can see (pictured). First, wear a lemon t-shirt.
Put another sleeveless yellow T-shirt on the lemon one. Draw a paste pant with pockets. Make white and red combined shoes. At last, you can draw a white and red combined cap on its head. You can see it is enjoying its colorful youth dancing so you can’t draw it from front-based. And also can’t properly from the side. Maintain the position as the below picture.
Angry Chimp Monkey
In every family, you may find a person who has a bad temper and got angry in a second for such trivial issues. So does the same in monkeys’ world. That’s why we draw an Angry Chimp Monkey.
Maximally fight between monkeys happened for bananas. So, it is holding bananas like winning the war somehow like these bananas are the only mine, no one can snatch these from me. You can see its face is burning angrily. Its eyes are yellow that defends fire. It has a unique color combination face is grey color and the body is black. Just follow the placement of its hands and legs and you can easily draw this Angry Chimp Monkey.
Let me tell a story to you…It was a hot summer day. A little monkey was searching for water here and there loosely. He couldn’t find water and feel so exhausted. After that? He is sitting tiredly below and looking forward at you! Before drawing any topic try to think a story in mind. Then create your own story through your drawing. It will help you to find a topic for what you want to draw easily.
Well, I’m getting talkative. Let’s talk about the key point. Here you can get an idea about drawing a tired monkey. It does not sit forward sift its weight by leaning on one hand for an exhausting feeling. Its t-shirt is raised above its big belly. Draw another hand on the belly. Draw blue pants on him.
Then come to the face. Make big eyes and a small mouth that looks like breathing tiredly.
Crystal Design Monkey
Artists should learn different and various designs or ideas for any topic of their art. Here we have already shown you 11 typical designs for monkey drawing. But this one is something mostly different and tricky. I suggest only professionals or experienced artists should try this. Newcomers at first try the above ones then come for this.
Okay, let’s go to the main topic. It is a monkey that is draw following modern mammal geometric crystal design. First, draw a monkey shape with an art pencil. Then make a low isolated polygon inside the format. Then filled it by maintaining the color composure by following the below monkey. I suggest not to try it with different colors because it may ruin the look of a monkey.
The Courier Boy
Online businesses, courier these are so popular words for us in these recent years. Courier services getting popular at the recent covid-19 quarantine time. So what if we conduct a courier boy theme on a monkey art design? Let’s see what result it brings!
We draw a chubby monkey with a big face standing on a door wearing a purple uniform. It holds a box of packages. Wear him a cap also. Draw a big mouth with a big laugh of happiness gladding to have the parcel delivered to your home.
Sketch Love Between Monkey Mother and Baby
Only mothers’ love for their child in this world is unconditional and selfless whether it is a monkey’s mother or human being. It is so beautifully presented that you can use this idea for posters or advertisements and also random drawings.
Here a mother monkey holds her baby in her comb so affectionately. We can ornament it by drawing a frame with a monster leaf. It is colored by using watercolor. You can change the coloring or use oil paint and so others. Just focus on their facial expression that is the mother’s look is tender and the baby is a little bit scared and holds its mother tightly with an eased yet scared a while ago type look.
Draw some flowers on the mother monkey’s head for a more womanly look. I think for the frame, flowers, and leaves it is all over a fantastic combination that took monkey drawing ideas to another outstanding level!
The Thief Monkey
Normally monkeys’ like bananas most that are why many people draw only bananas with monkeys. But it doesn’t mean they don’t eat anything else and also as for the unusual ideas we have done it with apples. Let’s try something new!
There is a saying that is- “If you feel you are at the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on!”. By keeping this saying in mind we draw this hanging monkey stolen apples. It is needless to say monkeys’ roots are deeply tied with branches to branches.
Thus we try to draw a monkey stolen apples from a box of apple hunters gather by hanging on a tree branch. Its leg is tied with the brach. Try to draw apples with different appropriate colors variations. You can change it with other fruits such as grapes, bananas or cherries.
Every year there are a lot of animals got stuck in the ice and die freezing. I think it must be included as a subject of the drawing. We enlist freezing monkey ideas to implement this thought.
You can see in the following picture this monkey is standing on the ice. Its legs have almost zigzag by severe coldness. Its arms are also crossed. Its face and body turned blue and the body turned pale. And its facial expression is already notable, it is terrible. We draw a strong wind in the back to understand the audience’s how severe the cold was that it may be freezing and dying there!
Cute Baby Monkey
It is said that “The responses of the baby monkey are very similar to those of a human baby”- Harry Harlow. I also find them very innocent and cute. That’s why I immediately draw this Cute Baby Monkey.
This baby monkey is confused either it goes to sleep or does playing naughtiness. I found baby monkey’s belly looks like some kind of fluffy so I draw a fluffy big belly. It is on the middle point of sitting and standing. It is not standing properly or not sitting. Draw its mouth is like a yawn. Give it a big head with big oval eyes that seems it is trying to escape from sleep and make big eyes intentionally while yawning.
Fashion freak Gorilla
What you can think monkeys can not be fashion freaks? Your think is right! They can’t, but you can make them fashionable with your drawing skills. If you think it is troublesome to draw with the body just go with the face first. It is easy to draw a fashionable face more than adding fashionable dresses or ornaments in the body drawing. Okay, let’s see how to work on it.
You can use a neon sign color pencil to draw. Other colors that are including light effects will also be okay. If you are a starter draw it first with the eraser pencil. It is a fashion freak mother monkey. Then draw it with colored pencils following the below picture. Don’t fill it with color wholly.
Make spaces also following it because more space can canker its face. Draw a ribbon bow tied on her hear head. Draw a sunglass on its eye. Then finish it by drawing two triangle frames in the back.
You can use this idea not only for an aimless drawing but also as a mascot logo for brands or also for t-shirt drawings.
Playing In The Garden
It is obvious monkeys play for day long. Whether this what else they have can do? isn’t it worth drawing monkeys playing in a colorful garden-like jungle for kids? You can also add some other animals playing with the monkey that kids may easily learn about animals.
Here we draw a cheerful monkey and a rabbit. They are playing hide and seek behind the colorful flowers of the jungle. We add some butterflies and an ant. You can also change the color of the flowers to create a new one.
Is there any area where you can’t find hooligans who love to behave as bossy or Don and impose on people? It’s really hard to find. As for the monkeys, it is also the same. They also have hooligans in their areas. Based on my talking you may already know what we are going to draw now. Let’s draw a hooligan monkey.
It is a young Don bossy monkey holding a gun towards you. Band a white handkerchief on its head. Draw a thick chain on its neck for hooligan looks. Color its pant with white. Dressed in a red T-shirt on it. Follow its facial expression before the drawing. To conclude wear white and red combined shoes.
Crocodile Hunting Monkey
Wanna cherish black and white arts? Me too! Let’s make a black and white portrait!
You may already know monkeys and other animals got hunting by the crocodiles while drinking water from the jungle side lake or river. We just wanna create that silhouette hunting monkey view. It is so easy yet tough. Draw it with an eraser pencil first then use black and grey color maintaining the consistency the following picture has done.
In the first picture, the Croco is hiding under the water and the monkey is bending to drink water. In the second one, the Croco attacked the monkey and the monkey is jumping to escape. I think it is the most beautiful black and white silhouette portrait we have done! Just have a try your skill on this idea for an outstanding result.
It is a unique kind of traditional monkey art design that some specific country peoples trace it. You may already be seen how difficult to draw this. Still, we try to make an easy way for you to draw this. Draw the format with an eraser pencil. Then follow the below design and draw it.
Don’t draw the whole design with a pencil. Just make the format. You can see we used only 2 to 3 colors to make it. Try to avoid using too many colors on it. But you can change the color to ornament it with two dark and one light color combinations.
You know it will take time to draw this so do it step by step, part by part. At first complete, the upper part drawing then dries it. After drying give the finishing on the bottom.
Job Seeker Monkey Sitting Alone
We already draw monkeys that are scientists, dancers, doctors, and so on. What about an officer one? You may know how difficult to have a job when losing one. This officer monkey is sitting alone on a rock thinking about how to get his job back. It is a thin monkey wearing a chestnut color suit. Whereas he is an officer who draws a red tie. Red highlights things much more than other colors try to use red.
Draw its legs hands and face bigger than the body. And you know with shoes it is hard to sit on a rock so avoid drawing shoes on its leg. Since its legs are open it must be caught people’s attention. That’s why make it bigger. Place one hand on the jawline. Draw a briefcase beside the rock. Then finish it by drawing a hat on its head.
Create Opposition Monkeys
My advice while drawing is to try to create opposition at least one photo in your drawing list. Why it is? Because it gives people two pictures in one. People easily compare one with another that catches their attention more to look at your portrait thoroughly.
Here we a thirsty vs hungry monkey. We research it and find their action is not the same while getting hungry and thirsty. You can get their different facial expression. When it finds water after a long thirst it will feel happy still exhausted.
The hungry monkey gives an awkward expression after getting a banana. Drinking water is easy than swallowing food. So follow their standing position, facial expression closely then draw opposition in one picture.
Monkey Discovering Crystal Ball
It is a curious oldest monkey who is discovering what is inside the crystal ball. Draw it from the front. Draw a dilly dally figure since it is old. Draw one hand on the waist and another one holding up the crystal ball. Filled the ball with purple color. Make one eye is wide open and another one is close. Tied a piece of stuff on its neck. Draw a Santa hat on its head that contains the same design as the tied piece on the neck!
To put an end monkeys are silly by nature. They can’t sit calmly even in a place for a minute. If you want to catch their action it may not bring 100% accurate results. They are better to draw standing focusing on the face to cover up the flaws of the body posture. That’s why our maximum ideas are about standing monkeys. On standing you can try so many different postures. So there is nothing to worry about. Just take our drawing ideas from the above content for the best results!
Keep one thing in mind that everyone’s drawing skill is different. Your one may not come with the same result as mine. If it happens don’t feel disheartened just follow every steps and trick I give above thoroughly then jump your drawing world and make something creative. Find carefully and complete it properly if there is anything left before presenting in front of your friends or audiences.
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