How to Draw a Baboon

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STEP 1. Lets start off the first step by drawing the guidelines to help make the whole drawing process easier. Start off by drawing a misshapen circle for the head of the baboon. Then draw an even larger one for the torso or upper body. Then draw a smaller one for the rear end of the mandrill. From each one of those circles draw stick legs withe almond shapes at the ends.   STEP 2. Now you can draw in his happy looking face. At this point he already looks cute. And I know it's a he because he has those beautiful markings on the face. Draw two tiny circles for the eyes, a long narrow snout with a smiley mouth at the end below the snout. Now move down and draw the outlining for the arms and legs with some brief detailing on the feet and hands. As you can see the baboon is taken form already.   STEP 3. In this step what you are going to do next is sketch in the fur or hair of the mandrill baboon. When you do this just use a light stroking movement making your hand go back and forth like you are drawing human hair. This is a very puffy animal and gets groomed by other members in the tribes. They take pride in their mane and I'm sure they would want you to draw it nice and neat. Detail the face a bit before proceeding onto the next step.   STEP 4. A very simple short step here. Take your sketch pencil and detail the facial hair on the baboon. This is usually called the beard. I think you did a fabulous job already but there is still one more thing to do, erase all the guidelines you drew in step one. The one thing I just noticed about this step is, I forgot to tell you to draw the light lines that go across the snout that the colors sit in. After that you can move onto step 5, but first did you know that baboons only weigh between 175-200 pounds?   STEP 5. There he is. Isn't he a cute little guy. I think you did a great job and you should pat yourself on the back. I told you it wasn't going to be hard at all. Just four steps and you where done. I say this at the end of all my tutorials, all you need to do is color him in. Remember his nose is blue and red.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.