There are many different insects in the animal kingdom, and many of them have some weird and wonderful designs!
The grasshopper stands out even amongst this wide variety of different kinds, and it distinguishes itself even more with its incredible jumping ability.
This unique appearance also makes it a favorite insect around the world, leading many to want to learn how to draw a grasshopper.
If you are one of these people then you came to the right place!
This step-by-step guide on how to draw a grasshopper in 6 steps will let you have a great time as you draw this incredible creature.
How to Draw A Grasshopper – Let’s Get Started!
For this first step of our guide on how to draw a grasshopper, we will be starting with the head and thorax of the insect.
To draw the head, you will be drawing a rounded shape with a small shape at the bottom of it. Then, you can draw another shape to the right of the head.
This will also be drawn with some rounded lines, but it will also have a sharp protrusion at the top right-hand side.
Once you have these elements looking as they do in the reference image then you’re ready for the next step!
Step 2 – Start adding some details to the head and thorax
Now that you have the head and thorax drawn, we can start to add some details to them. For the head, you can draw an oval shape for the eye of the grasshopper.
Then, you can use some long lines poking off of it for the feelers. As for the thorax, we will be adding some wavy lines to it for some texture detail.
Finally for this step, we will be adding the two front legs. These legs will have three sections each, as shown in the reference image. That’s all there is to it for this step and you’re ready for step 3!
Step 3 – Now, draw the next legs
It’s time to add more legs in this step of our guide on how to draw a grasshopper! These ones will look very similar to the previous ones that you drew but will have a few differences.
First, the top segment of the leg will be longer than it was for the first one.
Also, these ones will point towards the back of the grasshopper instead of to the front as the other ones did.
Step 4 – Next, draw the big back legs
Two of the grasshopper’s legs are big and powerful to help them leap far and high. These are what we will start drawing in this part of your grasshopper drawing.
These legs are thick and rounded at the base, but they will get thinner the further along they go. They will also end in a round, knobbly shape that will connect to the rest of the leg later.
Finally, you can draw a series of short, straight lines along the leg for some extra detail.
Step 5 – Now, you can finish off the final details and elements
Before you move on to the final step of this guide on how to draw a grasshopper, we have a few more additions to work on first.
First, use some jagged lines to create the thin bottom section of the back leg, as it’s shown in the reference image.
Then, you can extend the wings backward by using some more straight lines. Finally, the belly will be drawn with some more jagged lines.
Then, it’s just a matter of using some simple lines for more detail throughout the grasshopper. These can go on the eyes, face, body, wings and legs.
These are just the details that we would add, and you should feel free to add any more that you may want to!
You could also draw a background or add even more insects to go along with this grasshopper. Be sure to get creative and see what happens!
Step 6 – Finish off your grasshopper drawing with some color
You have reached the sixth and final step of this grasshopper drawing, and this is the one where you get to have some fun coloring it in!
For our reference image we went with a bright green color scheme, but this is just one way that you could color in your image.
While you could replicate our color choice, you can also use any other colors that you may love. Grasshoppers come in many different colors and patterns, so that gives you a lot of freedom with how you can bring this drawing to life.
There are many different art mediums to choose from depending on what kind of look you want for this picture.
Brighter colors can be achieved with mediums like acrylic paints, colored pens and markers. More muted colors can be achieved with ones like watercolors, colored pencils or crayons.
There are so many incredible options at your disposal, so be sure to have fun with it!
Which colors and art mediums will you use to finish off this picture?
4 More Ways To Make Your Grasshopper Drawing Unique
Find out how to make your grasshopper sketch even greater with these tips!
Even though this grasshopper drawing was done in a stylized fashion, it is still pretty detailed. This is a great look, but once you have finished the guide you could try out different variations.
For instance, you may want to lean more into the stylized nature of the design and make it more cartoony. You may want to make it even more realistic and detailed though!
It all depends on your preferences, so what are some styles you may like to try out?
The grasshopper is one of millions of insects we have on our planet. You may like some of these insects, and it could be fun to add them to your drawing of a grasshopper!
This is another tip that would depend heavily on your personal preferences. You may like ants, ladybugs or maybe even something more exotic like a stick insect.
These are just a few examples of insects you could add, and you can likely think of many more! Which insects would you choose to add?
If you get to the end of this guide on how to draw a grasshopper sketch and haven’t had enough, then you could draw more! We spoke about drawing different insects, but you may want to add some more grasshoppers instead.
This would be easy to do, as you simply need to follow the steps of the guide again and change a few details. How many grasshoppers would you want on the page?
Once you have chosen what to add or change about your grasshopper drawing, it could be fun to add a background. Drawing background settings for something small like a grasshopper is fun because it’s a whole different perspective.
A soda can may seem small to us but would appear massive to a grasshopper. This is just one small example of how you can create some interesting perspective tricks.
There are so many backgrounds you could create, so what are some others you can think of?
Your Grasshopper Drawing is Complete!
That brings you to the very end of this guide on how to draw a grasshopper! We really hope that you had a lot of fun working with us on this guide.
We created this guide to make this drawing much easier for you to take on, as it always helps to break a new drawing down into smaller more manageable steps.
Finishing this guide is just the start of the fun, however! You can take it even further by adding your own touches and details.
These could include a wonderful background, some extra texture details, more insects or anything else you can think of!
You can also achieve some amazing color variation depending on the shades and mediums that you choose to finish it off.
There’s some good news for you if you enjoyed this guide, as we have many more like it on our website for you to enjoy.
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