Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Monkey" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the monkey's body. They don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The circle on the left side should be a bit higher than the one on the right, and their edges should be touching.
Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the right side as a guide for the monkey's head.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the monkey's facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw three angled lines under the body as guides for the monkey's arms and legs.
Step 5: Draw a few curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the monkey's body. On the left side, draw a long curved spiral as a guide for the monkey's tail.