How to Draw Grasshopper Insect Bug 20

Step 20: Use the first hind leg as a template to draw the second hind leg to the right. Draw the bottom segment first and make it pretty much parallel to the first hind leg. Only a small portion of the segment on the left should be visible. Don't overlap the lines for the grasshopper's first hind leg.


How to Draw Grasshopper Insect Bug 21

Step 21: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.


How to Draw Grasshopper Insect Bug

Final Step: Add some shading throughout your grasshopper drawing for extra detail. Use a dark value for the eye but leave the small circle inside blank. Use a medium value for the rest of the grasshopper's body. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Continue adding the medium value until the entire body is shaded.

Use a dark value throughout the body to give the grasshopper some spots. It's always a good idea to use reference as you draw. Shading can be time- consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Use a dark value on the underside to create a shadow. Add a few spikes along the right side of the hind legs.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the grasshopper so it doesn't appear to be floating. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

Thanks for visiting! Subscribe to the How2DrawAnimals YouTube Channel for a new tutorial every Saturday.

To learn how to draw popular cartoon characters, visit



How to Draw a House Fly How to draw a Dragonfly How to Draw a Praying Mantis
Joomla templates by a4joomla