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How to Paint an Ant

How to paint an ant, and then make it look dimensional instead of flat. A second stroke of watercolor paint will do the trick.

How to draw an ant

Try adding a little crayon and watercolor to your study of ants and see what happens.


Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw an Ant

  1. Start the thorax as shown.

  2. Draw the abdomen below.

  3. Add a neck and head.

  4. Draw the front leg in sections.

  5. Draw the bent middle legs.

  6. Add back legs and head antennae and eyes.

  7. Trace with a sharp black crayon and paint black.

  8. Add extra black to one side to make a shadow.

  9. Paint the background a contrasting color.

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