Learn how to draw insects with easy step by step printables for beginners! This post contains affiliate links.
Guided illustration prompts are a fabulous way to learn how to draw insects! While these free printable step by step instructions might contain more details than you need, they are a fabulous starting point for your doodles.
In this post:
- Which insects you’ll learn how to draw
- Tips for using these free printables to learn how to draw insects
- Which pens should you use to learn how to draw insects?
- Download the free printable guided drawing prompts
You can change up the shapes a bit, add and remove details. You can make these as line drawings or color them in (more on that below). You can even draw these right on sticker paper to make stickers for your cards, journals, and planners.
Which insects you’ll learn how to draw
This free printable features the following insects:
Tips for using these free printables to learn how to draw insects
The best way to learn how to draw insects is to zero in on the shapes and mimic them. Your best bet is to actually copy and not trace. However, if you’re having trouble, you may want to trace a few rounds before going at it on your own.
If you’d like to practice a number of times by tracing over this page, you can print it multiple times. Alternatively, laminate it and use a dry erase marker. You can also use vellum to create your drawings and use those directly in journals.
Which pens should you use to learn how to draw insects?
The truth is, there’s no single best answer to this question. Many artists enjoy Pigma Micron pens because of their smooth, consistent and fine nibs. They come in a variety of sizes. You can also get them in different colors.
Other brands – such as Prismacolor – make similar fine point pens. While you can use fineliners, such as Stabilo Point 88, for illustration, you may find that it’s not as smooth. It is a perfectly suitable choice for beginners.
Don’t want to use colored pens? Alternatively, you can outline them in black and fill them in with watercolors or colored pencils. You can find some of my recommendations for watercolors for beginners here.
Download the free printable guided drawing prompts
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I hope you enjoyed learning how to draw insects! Which is your favorite bug? Which one did you most enjoy doodling? Comment below!