Are your insect drawing skills bugging you? Don't worry! We've got a whole swarm of insect drawing guides to help you learn how to sketch mosquitos, butterflies, bees, and more.
We suggest that you start with the easy and simple cartoon-style drawing tutorials.
Those are the ones that have smiling faces and big, pupiled eyes.
Cute cartoon-style bugs are great for telling stories or creating comics. They are reminiscent of your favorite characters from animated films like Antz, Bee Movie, and A Bug's Life.
Then, you can move on to the more complex realistic sketches. These anatomical drawings show beetles and other insects as they actually exist in nature.
And what a fascinating world the realm of insects is! These sketches are great for expanding your skills or creating school science projects.
You may be wondering, why are there no spiders on this list? Well, the reason is that despite the similarities, spiders are not insects or bugs. Spiders belong to another group of invertebrates called arachnids. Insects have three body segments and six legs, while spiders have two segments and eight legs.
But don't worry - if you need a spider to keep these insects under control, simply type the word "spider" in the search box above. We've got several varieties to suit your sketching needs!
Wild bees build their hives high in trees, out of the reach of humans and other animals. But for thousands of years, humans have raised and domesticated honey bees. They not only produce sweet, delicious honey, but they also provide the vital service of pollinating our food-producing plants.
A bed bug is one creature you don't want to see on your next vacation. Use this drawing to educate your family about bedbugs, which sometimes live in hotel rooms. If you know what to look for, they are easy to avoid!
Look out, this cartoon mosquito looks hungry! Did you know? Only female mosquitoes bite. They must eat protein in order to lay eggs. Males, on the other hand, never bite - instead, they sip nectar from flowers like the butterflies!
Wait, didn't we say insects had six legs? how did this guy get in here? Caterpillars are the larvae or babies of butterflies. After spinning a cocoon, its body will literally liquefy and be reformed into that of a butterfly.
Did you know? Grasshoppers can use their leaper legs - their long rear legs - to jump long distances, but they also have concealed wings beneath their shells that allow them to fly. Grasshoppers also make "music" by rubbing their legs and wings together.
You can get 1,000 hugs from 10,000 lightning bugs if you want to draw that many. For a fun art project, fill a poster board with small firefly sketches, then punch a hole through the abdomen of each. Stick a fairy light through each hole and secure it with tape. You'll have a lightning bug backdrop that really twinkles!
Spiders aren't insects - they have only two body sections but eight legs. The black widow also has eight eyes arranged in two rows of four eyes each. Its most identifiable mark is the hourglass shape on its abdomen.