I really love animals with personality. This one is from another random photo from Something To Draw. It’s a really great shot submitted by POPE J2011. I fell in love with this one the second I saw it. There was no way I could resist trying to draw him. I was going to call him “The Grumpy Gorilla” but somehow my sketch ended up far less grumpy looking than the photo. I think he still has a lot of personality though so I’m pretty happy with it.
Monkeys are fun because they’re so close to humans. I was setting out to draw an animal today because I really enjoy my animal sketches. There were several really great animal photos that I skipped. I’m always looking for the most expressive ones. It’s really easy to pick out the expressions on primates and this Gorilla was especially expressive.