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Uploaded: January 16, 2012
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: January 17, 2012
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There are so many different baby animals that are incredibly adorable and very easy to fall in love with just by their looks alone. Today I will be showing you guys "how to draw a baby orangutan", step by step. These adorable little apes have the cutest faces when it comes to baby appeal. This species of ape mainly live in trees, and get around by swinging from tree to tree using branches and their long arms. Now because these little guys live in Southeast Asia, more and more of their habitat is being destroyed which means the orangutan is close to being an endangered species. All orangutans are covered with reddish brown hair, and they have very distinct features. Another interesting fact about orangutans is how they actually use objects they find in the forest as tools to crack open shelled nuts, they also use oversized leaves as cups for gathering, and drinking water as well as umbrella’s to keep them dry. Despite what we think of apes, this species are very intelligent, and it has been proven over and over again that they are more like humans than we think. I hope you enjoy drawing a baby orangutan, because I had so much fun drawing it out. I shall return with more drawing fun so stay tuned in to see what else pops up. Peace out people!

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How to Draw a Baby Orangutan, Baby Orangutan

how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 1

STEP 1.

Mae an oval shape for the orangutan's head and then draw in the same shape for the body. Sketch in the facial guidelines and move to step two.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 2

STEP 2.

Here you will begin drawing out the actual shape of the baby orangutan's face structure, and incorporate the shapes of the ears a well.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 3

STEP 3.

Using the facial guidelines that you sketched in during step one, begin drawing small circles for the baby's eyes. Thicken the eye shapes and then slowly sketch in the crease, or wrinkles under each eye as well as an eyelid. Make the separation line for the muzzle of the animal and then draw the nostril holes, as well as the mouth or smile.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 4

STEP 4.

As you know orangutans are very hair animals and they have what you call fin, or light thinned hair that grows on their heads. Here you will begin drawing the upright hair until the whole top of the head is crowned. Add some detailing inside of the ears and then sketch in some sporadic hair along the sides of the lower jaw or face.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 5

STEP 5.

You are all done with the head and face which means you can move onto getting the body drawn out. Start under the chin and begin drawing the long, thick arms. Be sure that the lining is hairy, because as I said before, orangutans are hairy apes.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 6

STEP 6.

Make a small hump for the top part of the back, ad then continue the lining down until you draw the arch of the back, as well as the butt, and first hind leg.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 7

STEP 7.

Finish drawing the body starting with the rest of the chest and stomach, and then draw in the other hind leg. Sketch in some hair texture detailing like so, and move along to step eight.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 8

STEP 8.

All you have to do now to finish off this baby animal, is draw in the feet and hands. Erase the mistakes as well as guides and that's it, you're done.
 
how to draw a baby orangutan, baby orangutan step 9

STEP 9.

Your finished image should look like the baby orangutan you see here. Color in your new baby ape and show your folks, or other family members what you have done.