How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 6

How to Draw a Mandrill

Young artists will love learning how to draw a mandrill in today’s drawing lesson.

Sharpen a pencil and follow along with these basic 6 drawing steps. You’ll learn the basics for drawing a mandrill.

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 guide even contains a coloring book page with just the line art. This accompanies perfectly with crayons. This is wonderful for very young children in the need of extra guidance and simply looking to shade in a mandrill.

Enjoy the process of learning how to draw a mandrill. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some unique details. It is officially time to get creative!


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

In this article, we will start with a blank piece of paper and discover how to draw a mandrill in 6 instructive steps. It’s best if we consider the proportions of each of the drawn parts of the mandrill.

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Draw The Nose

    How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 1

    First, draw an oval shape with two dots. Next, create a curved line on both sides of the nose. Then, add horizontal lines attached to the sides of the nose as shown.

  2. Form The Face

    How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 2

    Now, create the curvy outline of the mandrill’s face. draw two small circles for the eyes. Next, add an oval with a line curving upwards to form the mouth.

  3. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 3

    Outline the furry rounded shape of the mandrill’s mane. Next, draw small curved lines on each side of the mandrill’s head to form its ears.

  4. Add The Body And Tail

    How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 4

    Draw the elongated shape of the mandrill’s body. Add a curved line to form its rump. Then, draw the short pointed shape of its tail.

  5. Attach The Limbs

    How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 5

    Form the shape of the mandrill’s limbs attached to the bottom of its body as shown. Don’t forget to add the hands and feet to the end of the limbs.

  6. Complete The Mandrill Drawing

    How To Draw A Mandrill: Step 6

    Complete the mandrill drawing by first coloring the nose and rump with a bright shade of pink. Use a blue crayon to color the cheeks of the mandrill. Color the top part of its face with a black crayon. Then, use a peach crayon to color the mouth, ears, hands and feet of the mandrill. Use a light brown crayon to color the head and a light gray crayon to color the underbelly. Finally, use a dark brown crayon to shade the rest of the mandrill.

How to Draw a Mandrill 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 Mandrill. 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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