I have always been a big fan of movies like King Kong and Planet of the Apes, though they both degenerated into some pretty awful sequels (with the exception of Mighty Joe Young <1949>, and Escape From The Planet Of The Apes <1971>). It is worth looking at the original films because they still stand up, especially Planet of the Apes. Great film. Having said that, I would naturally I would have drawn some ape characters over the years.
Here they are.
This dude is something I did a couple years back. It's not supposed to be Planet of the Apes, but I am honest about the influence.
And this guy is my 16 foot tall ape hero. He again isn't supposed to be Kong, but hey let's face it. Every ape movie since 1933 IS a version of King Kong...