With the Gorilla City storyline prominent in The Flash and Kong: Skull Island released this week, it’s the best time to learn how to draw a gorilla! This tutorial is somewhat unique in that it can be several characters, depending on your context. GORILLA GRODD from The Flash? Sure! KING KONG from the upcoming Kong: Skull Island? Of course! BUCK from Rise of the Planet of the Apes? Yes! HARAMBE? Why not?
Normally I do tutorials on characters with costumes, but with Grodd/Kong I’m making an exception, because the fact that they’re superpowered gorillas gives them enough of a distinction anyway.
Context is everything, so I encourage you to draw a background for this tutorial! Depending on how you do the background you could make this drawing look like a 50-foot gorilla or as a part of an ape army. Up to you!
GORILLA GRODD CHARACTER BIO:
Grodd is a silverback gorilla that was experimented on by S.T.A.R. Labs, and is now currently the only known non-human meta-human, rather being known as a meta-gorilla. After being exposed to the energy from the particle accelerator, Grodd then escaped his cage and developed powerful psychic abilities, becoming a near-unstoppable enemy of the Flash.
KING KONG CHARACTER BIO:
King Kong is a giant movie monster, resembling a colossal ape, that has appeared in various media since 1933. The character first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong, which received universal acclaim upon its initial release and re-releases. The film was remade in 1976 and 2005.
BUCK CHARACTER BIO:
Buck was an extremely powerful altered gorilla housed in a specially-built cage at the San Bruno Primate Shelter. He was notable for being the only ape to never be harassed by Dodge Landon.
Harambe the Gorilla was a 17-year-old Western lowland silverback gorilla who was shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a child fell into his enclosure in late May 2016. The incident was wildly criticized online by many who blamed the child’s parents for the gorilla’s untimely death.
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