How to Draw a Mosquito


In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Mosquito step-by-step.


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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.




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To draw this Mosquito step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.


The Written step-by-step video tutorial:


For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.


How to Draw a Mosquito Insect 1

Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the front part of the mosquito's body called the thorax. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.


How to Draw a Mosquito Insect 2

Step 2: On the lower, right side, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the mosquito's head. This circle should be about one- third the size of the first circle.

How to Draw a Mosquito Insect 3

Step 3: Far off to the left side, make a small mark for the first part of the back of the body called the thorax. Draw a long line that connects the mark to the circle for the top edge of the thorax. Draw a long, curved line at the bottom to complete the shape of the mosquito's thin, long thorax.


How to Draw a Mosquito Insect 4

Step 4: Draw two small lines that connect the head to the body to create the guide for the neck. On the lower, right side of the head, draw a long, sloping line for the mosquito's mouth part, which is called the proboscis. Inside the thorax, on the right side, draw a line that's similar to an upside-down letter V for the top part of the first leg. Make the line longer and angle it to the right to complete the guide for the mosquito's first leg.



How to Draw a Mosquito Insect 5

Step 5: On the left side of the thorax, draw another line similar to the front leg as a guide for the middle leg. This line should be the mirror image of the first leg and bend to the left. The top part of this leg should be taller. The combined lines for the mosquito's front and middle legs should be similar to the letter M. On the left side, draw a similar line as a guide for the last leg. This final line should be longer than the other lines, and at the bottom it should slope more to the left.

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