In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Figeater Beetle or June Bug step-by-step.
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To draw this Fig Beetle 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.
Below you can watch a Narrated 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 so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the top part of the figeater beetle's body. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Inside the circle, draw a two intersecting lines that are similar to a plus sign. These are guide lines that will help you place the fig beetle's body features and appendages later on. The guides should divide the circle into roughly four equal halves.
Step 3: Under the circle, draw a big arc as a guide for the bottom half of the figeater beetle's body. This arc should be similar to a giant letter U. Pay attention to the size of this arc in relation to the circle.
Step 4: On top of the body, draw a small half-circle as a guide for the beetle's head. This half-circle should be quite small in relation to the body. Draw three angled lines on each side of the body as guides for the legs. Bend the lines to indicate the joints. The lines at the bottom should be the longest. Use the guides inside the body to help you determine the position of the legs.
That's it for the guidelines! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a figeater beetle.
Step 5: Draw two small ovals on the sides of the head for the figeater beetle's eyes. Above the eyes, draw two thin, curved shapes for the antennae. Add lines inside the antennae to create segments. Add a small oval on the end of each antennae for the rounded tip.
Step 6: Draw a curved line on top of the initial half-circle to create the fig beetle's head. Draw a wavy line inside the shape to give the head more structure. On the tip of the head, draw two more long, thin shapes and add lines inside to create the mouth parts.