When admiring different animals in nature, it’s often the big impressive ones that get all the attention.
However, there are also many small and incredible creatures to admire when you look closely. When you look at your feet, you will see many amazing insects and other creatures to behold.
Caterpillars are some of the most interesting thanks to their amazing coloring and many legs, and learning how to draw a cartoon caterpillar can be a lot of fun.
That is exactly what we will be covering in this very guide that you have in front of you! We will take you through all the steps you need to draw this amazing little creature.
So get ready to begin this step-by-step guide on how to draw a cartoon caterpillar in just 6 easy and fun steps! We know you will do an incredible job drawing this cute caterpillar.
How to Draw A Cartoon Caterpillar – Let’s Get Started!
We shall start this cartoon caterpillar drawing with the head of this little guy. Caterpillars are made up of lots of small sections, and we will be building up these sections throughout the guide.
For the eyes, you can simply draw some tall oval shapes that have some curved lines beneath them. They will also have some sharply curved lines above them for some extra personality.
Then, you can use some more curved lines for the outline of the head. Finally, add some thick, bent feelers on top of the head, and then we can proceed to step 2!
Step 2 – Now, draw some facial details and the first body segment
For this second step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon caterpillar, we will be drawing some facial features along with the first section of the body.
First, draw a thin, solid black oval inside each eye for the pupils. Then, add some curved lines above the eyes for some long eyelashes.
We will then be drawing the smiling mouth of this caterpillar. This will be drawn using some simple curved lines.
The first body section will then be drawn as a rounded shape that has some small, squat legs attached to it. Finish off this body section with a circular shape on the side.
That’s all there is to is, so let’s move on!
Step 3 – Next, draw two more body sections
Now, we can add two more rounded body sections.
These ones will look rather similar to the first one, but they will be positioned in such a way as to show that the body is starting to make contact with the ground beneath.
The first segment and the head that you drew will be vertical and off the ground, as shown in the reference image.
Otherwise, they will have the same style of limb and body pattern that the first segment had.
Step 4 – Now, draw the rest of the body
In this fourth part, we will add the rest of the body to your cartoon caterpillar drawing.
These final two segments of the body will also be flat against the ground as they attach directly to the segments that you just drew.
They will also have the same pattern and leg styles that the previous sections had. The only difference is that the section at the end will have a slightly rounded tip at the end.
Once these segments are complete, we will then be ready to add the final details and elements in the next step of the guide!
Step 5 – Add the final details to your cartoon caterpillar drawing
You will finally be able to add some last details and touches as you take on this step of our guide on how to draw a cartoon caterpillar!
First, we added some small curved lines onto the back of the caterpillar’s body for some small hairs poking off of it.
Then, we added some more line details to each little foot to give them some more texture detail as well.
These details are simple, yet effective! Once you have added them, you could also add some extra details of your own. It could be fun to draw a background.
Because caterpillars are so small, you could depict their size by showing how big background objects would look compared to it.
What fun background settings can you think of for this cute caterpillar?
Step 6 – Finish off your drawing with color
Caterpillars come in so many incredible colors in nature, so you have many options when coloring your own drawing, even if you wish to keep it looking realistic!
In our reference image, we showed you just one of the many ways that you could go about coloring your caterpillar.
We used various shades of greens and muted yellows for the body, but the possibilities are endless.
You could incorporate much brighter colors like reds or yellows, or even keep things more muted with lighter colors like blues and light greens.
Another way to play around with color intensity is to experiment with some art tools and mediums.
Whether you go for muted watercolors or bright colored markers or anything in between, we know it will look great!
4 More Ways To Make Your Cartoon Caterpillar Drawing Unique
Transform this cartoon caterpillar sketch into something even more amazing with these tips!
This drawing of a cartoon caterpillar is colored in a simple set of green shades, and it works well for this image. While that is the case, a caterpillar can also come in many different brilliant colors.
You could use any of these colors for your own cartoon caterpillar! Whether they are bright and bold or even more subdued, you could go with any kind of color palette that appeals to you.
What are some amazing colors that would look great in this drawing?
You could also make your artwork more unique by adding some more little bugs and creatures to it. This could be as simple as adding another little caterpillar to the drawing.
Or, you could add some other little insects that you happen to like. They could even be drawn in a similarly cartoony style.
What you add would be entirely up to you, but anything you choose will look great!
What are some bugs and small creatures you could add to the image?
A caterpillar will turn into a butterfly or a moth at a certain stage. You could depict this process in a few different ways. One would be to show the three stages of the process.
You could do this by including the cartoon caterpillar drawing, then having it next to a cocoon and finally a butterfly or a moth.
That is just one way you can simply show this amazing process in this image!
Finally, you could add a background to finish off your cartoon caterpillar sketch and give it more of a complete setting. There are so many incredible backgrounds you could use for this picture!
One idea would be to go to a location in your yard or a local park and pick a pretty setting in nature. Then, you could use that as inspiration for the setting of your drawing.
What kind of background would best suit this cartoon caterpillar?
Your Cartoon Caterpillar Drawing is Complete!
You’ve reached the end of this guide on how to draw a cartoon caterpillar that we prepared for you, and we hope that it made the process fun and easy for you to take on.
There are a lot of great details to admire on this little guy, and you could also add some more of your own and add to the composition in many ways. We look forward to seeing what you choose to do!
We mentioned drawing a background, and there are many fun possibilities to play around with when doing that.
You could also draw some more insects and other creatures to go with this cute cartoon caterpillar! It will be great to see what creative ideas you have.
Then, when you’re ready for more, you’ll find it on our website. We have many amazing drawing guides and other activities to enjoy on our website.
We can’t wait to see you there soon for some more fun!
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