Learn how to draw a Cartoon Ladybug with with a cute and silly face. This one is made from some pretty simple shapes.
Although this tutorial is more about drawing a make believe version of a ladybug, students can still learn some interesting facts about them as part of the lesson. Here are a few that I found at Treehugger.com.
- They’re actually lady beetles, not ladybugs.
- Not all ladybugs are red with black spots.
- Ladybugs consume a lot of pests.
- They hibernate in the winter.
- Their spots serve as a warning to attackers.
- The name “ladybug” is legendary and dates back to the Middle Ages.
- They have hidden wings.
- Ladybug numbers are declining.
Aside from those tidbits, you may find young students can relate to these amazing insects a bit more if they add a fun face to their ladybug body. This example will help students draw a cartoon version, with big eyes and cute antennae. It’s exactly how many cartoon artists get inspired to create new characters.
- Draw a Cartoon Ladybug PDF Tutorial (click to download)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 1 hour.
How to Draw a Cartoon Bug
- Draw a large circle for the head.
- Draw the body to the side.
- Draw two large eyes.
- Add the hair line, nose and mouth.
- Draw two antennae.
- Add wing line and spots.
- Draw the belly underneath.
- Add legs, erase inside, and add grass line.
- Trace with a marker and color.