How To Draw A Baboon: Step 6

How to Draw a Baboon

Eager to find out how to draw a baboon?

Follow along with these clear 6 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a baboon.

This lesson only takes about 20 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf packet even contains a coloring-book-like page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons. It’s perfect for very young kids requiring extra guidance and are looking to color in a baboon.

Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a clear lesson to follow. Let’s get drawing!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Baboon Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Baboon: All Steps

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to draw a baboon with your drawing materials. We will consider the different sizes and shapes within the artwork of the baboon. The new lines in each step is drawn out in blue so you can identify the current shapes that you will be working on.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Form The Face

    How To Draw A Baboon: Step 1

    First, outline the elongated shape of the baboon’s face. Now, draw two circles for its eyes. Next, add two dots and a line curving upwards for its nose and mouth. Then, create two wavy vertical lines on the middle of its face.

  2. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Baboon: Step 2

    Outline the fluffy rounded shape of the baboon’s head.

  3. Add The Ears

    How To Draw A Baboon: Step 3

    Create a curved line on both sides of the baboon’s head to draw its ears.

  4. Form The Body And Tail

    How To Draw A Baboon: Step 4

    Now, form the furry oval shape of the baboon’s body. Draw a curved line to form its rump. Then, create the wavy shape of its tail.

  5. Add The Limbs

    How To Draw A Baboon: Step 5

    Let’s draw the shape of the baboon’s arms and legs attached to the bottom of its body similar to the illustration.

  6. Complete The Baboon Drawing

    How To Draw A Baboon: Step 6

    Let’s finish our drawing of a baboon by adding some color! First, use a pink crayon to shade the baboon’s face, ears and rump. Then, use a light brown crayon to shade the rest of the baboon’s fur.

How to Draw a Baboon PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Baboon. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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