how to draw a sumatran orangutan
Drawing  an orangutan, Added by Dawn, February 1, 2008, 2:19:39 am
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Uploaded: February 1, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 15, 2008
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Orangutans like most primates have enough smarts to comprehend reason and think. Because they have that ability, they can respond to mankind very easily. The Orangutan has dark amber colored hair from head to toe. The only part that is not covered by their red locks is their face, hands, and feet. An interesting fact about these mammals is that they are the largest tree dwelling animal in the world. The people of their native country which is the rain forest of Asia think of the orangutans as people of the forest. Orangutans are like birds in a lot of ways, one reason is because, they build huge nest on treetops and will actually play, eat, sleep, and mate in the spots they make amongst the treetops. Another reason why they are like birds is because they rarely have any reason at all to come down from the branches. Orangutans have feet that act as human hands which they use to climb with. Their hip bones are designed to hold them in any position they can hang in whether it’s upside down, feet behind the head, or just rolling around they are as flexible as they come. As you know they have very long arms and very strong hands for reaching their food and prying it open at times. Male Orangutans can weigh as high s 230 pounds depending on their diet and how often they move. Because of their large size, males are more prone to travel on foot. Females who are almost always hanging out in the trees weigh a lot less then the males, which is why they stay above ground, sometimes up to 100 feet high. They truly are an interesting creature and I’ve always been found of them since I was a child. I can remember being in Jr. High, I had a pottery class and I chose to sculpt an Orangutan holding her young. This tutorial image is from that very sculpture and the only thing missing is the little baby. I show you how to draw the Sumatran Orangutan step by step with easy instructions so that even children can understand. If you take your time with this sketch, you can learn to draw like a pro no matter how old you are. Enjoy and I’ll catch you next time.

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