How to draw a grasshopper 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
Video produced by channel: HTDraw
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
For the first step of the tutorial on how to draw a grasshopper, we will start with the head and thorax of the insect.
To draw the head, you will draw a circle with a small shape at the bottom of it. Then you can draw another shape on the right side of the head.
This will also be drawn with some circles, but it will also have a clear overhang in the top right.
Once you have these elements looking like they are in the reference image then you are ready for the next step!
Start adding some details to the head and chest
Now that you have drawn the head and chest, we can start adding some details to them. For the head, you can draw an oval for the eyes of the grasshopper.
Then you can use some long pokes out of it to get a feel. For the chest, we’ll add some ripples to it to give it some texture.
Finally for this step we are going to add two front legs. These pins will have three sections, each as shown in the reference image. That’s all it takes for this step and you’re ready for step 3!
Now draw the next pins
Time to add more legs in this step of our how to draw a grasshopper tutorial! These shapes will look very similar to the previous ones you drew, but there will be a few differences.
First, the top segment of the leg will be longer than the first.
Also, these will point towards the back of the grasshopper instead of towards the front like the others did.
Next, draw the large hind legs
Two of the grasshopper’s legs are large and strong to help them jump long and high. This is what we will begin to draw in this part of your grasshopper drawing.
These legs are thick and rounded at the base, but they become thinner as time goes on. They’ll also end up round, with a knob to connect to the rest of the legs later on.
Finally, you can draw a series of short straight lines along the legs to add detail.
Now you can finalize the details and elements
draw a grasshopper step 5
Before you move on to the final step of this tutorial on how to draw a grasshopper, we first have some additions to make.
First, use some jagged lines to create the thin bottom of the hind legs, as shown in the reference image.
You can then extend the wing backwards using some more lines. Finally, the abdomen will be drawn with some jagged lines.
Then just use some simple lines to get more details all over the grasshopper. They can appear on the eyes, face, body, wings, and legs.
These are just the details that we will be adding, and you are free to add any more you may want!
You can also paint the background or add more insects with this grasshopper. Be sure to get creative and see what happens!
Complete your grasshopper drawing with some colors
You have reached the sixth and final step of this grasshopper drawing, and this is where you can have fun coloring it!