How to Draw Cartoon Bugs
Bugs are an important part of our world, and they deserve to be celebrated as such. This cartoon drawing tutorial demonstrates another way to look at our multi-legged friends: by changing the sizes of similar objects, you can give your drawing a little perspective.
Draw Cartoon Bugs (click for a PDF). Simple Bugs drawn with Sharpie Brush markers on mini canvas.
Draw a cartoon bug. Time required: 1 hour and 45 minutes. Add eyes, antennae, and a body below. Draw a pair of wings above, as well as a smaller bug above the grass. Trace with a marker and color.
What is the coolest insect?
Take a look at this collection of the strangest (and coolest) ones we could find.
- Giant long-legged katydid. Photo by CW Gan licensed CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.
- Assassin bug.
- Goliath beetle.
- Giant burrowing cockroach.
- Titan beetle.
- Thorn bug.
- Devil’s flower mantis.
Is a snail a bug?
Slugs and snails are members of the Phylum Mollusca, which is more closely related to octopi than insects. Mollusks are a large and diverse group of animals with a global distribution, and the biology of slugs and snails is similar to that of insects.