How To Draw A Praying Mantis easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Pencil drawing tutorials for beginners and all.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
Video produced by channel: markcrilley
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Start this first step by drawing out the shapes and instructions to frame your bug. Start with a circle for the head and add face guides. You will then draw the strange shapes that make up the body of the praying mantis. Once you’re done, you’ll add chi instructions for the back four legs and the front two arms.
You will now draw the shapes of the eyes that look oval and then start drawing the shapes of the body starting with the front arms as seen here. Once done, you can draw a pattern line to separate the front of the bug from the back. Shape the remaining legs and then add lines to define the back end of the mantis.
Okay, now you’ve made it to step three and what you’re going to do now is detail the face by adding curves on the forehead and between the eyes. Once done, you will detail the nose of the bug and then complete the hook like the shape of the front arms and hind legs. Then you will detail above the shoulders first and then add stripes along the belly.
Well, this is your final drawing step and what you will do now is add the remaining details to the praying mantis. Start with the antenna and then detail or define some details as shown to you here. Draw the remaining front arm and then complete the shape of the legs. You will add some leaf detail to the back of the wings. Erase all the principles and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your work.
Once you’re done, your new error will appear like the one I’ve drawn here. All you have to do now is color him/her in green or brown. I hope you had a good time with this lesson on how to learn how to draw a praying mantis step by step.