Learn how to draw a great looking Easy Cartoon Bug with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Easy Cartoon Bug drawing.
Would you like to learn how to draw an easy cartoon bug? You'll be crawling with drawing skills when you apply this tutorial and master the easy cartoon bug outline.
Bugs, insects, arthropods, creepy crawlies - whatever you call them, bugs make some people say eww! But did you know that bugs are vital to life as we know it?
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Bees pollinate flowers, which then produce the fruits, vegetables, and grains we eat. Ants, flies, and beetles are part of nature's cleanup crew. Spiders and predatory insects keep pest populations in check.
Ladybugs or ladybird beetles like the one in this drawing guide also serve a key role that benefits us. They love to eat aphids, tiny green insects that are harmful to plants. Having ladybugs in your garden helps maintain a healthy balance.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Cartoon Bug
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 1
1. Begin the easy cartoon bug outline by drawing a "C" shaped line. This will become part of the ladybug's head.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 2
2. From one side of the line drawn in the previous step, draw a curved line. This continues to outline the head.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw another curved line to mirror the one drawn in the last step. The head is almost complete, but notice the open space at the top.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw two curved lines on top of the head to close the gap. This is like a cute cartoon character tuft of hair - even though beetles don't really have hair.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw a long curved line starting beneath the head. This outlines the bug's belly.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 6
6. Next, draw the bug's happy face. Use two curved lines to outline each eye. Inside, draw a circle within a circle. Shade between the two circles to create the pupil.
Use curved lines for the eyebrows and smiling mouth. Draw a short line at each corner of the mouth.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 7
7. Next, draw the beetle's shell. Use curved lines that meet at a point to outline the shell. Draw a short line to connect the shell to the body. Then, detail the shell. Draw a curved line near the head, with a triangle attached to it.
From the top of the triangle, extend another curved line to the back of the shell. Then, draw circles all over the shell to form the bug's spots.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 8
8. Draw the ladybug's legs, erasing as needed. For each leg, extend a pair of curved lines from the belly. The lines should start from the same point.
At the end, double one line back upon itself to form the foot and meet the other line. Indicate the feet on the opposite side by enclosing semi-circle shapes along the belly.
Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your easy cartoon bug outline by drawing the antennae. Extend two curved lines from the top of the bug's head and draw an upside-down teardrop shape at the top of each one.
Complete Easy Cartoon Bug Drawing
Color the simple cartoon bug. We've shaded ours red in classic ladybug style. Spotted beetles may even be orange, yellow, or green.
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