How to Draw a Beetle with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Start by sketching the head of the scarab. Use curved lines to enclose irregular shapes. Notice the three bulges on the front of the head.
Next, outline the thorax or midsection of the beetle. Use a long curved line to enclose the irregular shape.
Use a long, curved line to enclose the irregularly shaped abdomen, leaving a small space between the belly and the chest. Connect two body segments with short lines.
Glue half-circles to the sides of the head to indicate the scarab’s eyes. Then contour each segment with curved lines at the edges. Also notice, the curve extends across the middle of the abdomen. This indicates a hole in the beetle’s shell that allows it to extend its wings.
Draw the legs of the beetle. Extend a curved line and double it back onto itself to form the first leg section for each leg. Then stretch another curve and double it back to itself. Finally, draw the beetle’s legs. Extend a curved line from the bottom of the leg. Then draw a jagged zigzag line to connect the opposite side to the leg. These serrations allow the beetle to grip and climb.
Draw the leg of the opposite side. For each of the two leg sections, stretch a curved line and double it back to itself. For the feet, extend a curved line. Then connect its tip to the leg using a serrated zigzag.
Draw the jaws or latches of the beetle. For each one, extend a long, curved line from the front of the head. Then use a series of curves that meet at gentle or serrated points to form the inside face of the screw.
Draw the arches, appendages near the mouth that are used to touch and taste. For each palpation, extend a short curve and double it back to itself. Repeat this movement three times for each touch. Outline the jaw axes with curves.
Draw beard. For each antenna, extend a pair of curved lines from the side of the tip. Connect them at the ends using a set of jagged lines.
Color your beetle. They come in a variety of colors, including black, brown, and green.