In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Grasshopper in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Grasshopper.
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How to Draw a Grasshopper - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Let's draw a grasshopper! Trace the body in a long oval shape, making sure that your lines get closer and closer at the end so that when they meet, the end is pointy.
Step 2: Next, draw a small circle at the other end of the grasshopper for the head.
Step 3: Fill in a large circle at the front of the head for the eye.
Step 4: Now, draw two long lines that curb their way back for the grasshopper's antennas.
Step 5: Draw the arms, tracing the lines so that the top parts are skinny but then end with the lines wider apart. Make sure that the lines at the end of the arms are curvy and pointy! Also, make the front arm longer than the one at the back!
Step 6: Last, draw the legs! From the body, draw a long tube-like shape heading upward. Next, bring the lines back down again making them straighter and skinnier as you go. From the other side of the body, draw only half of that long tube and trace a line alongside the first leg since most of it is hiding! There's your grasshopper! Did you know that grasshoppers don't have ears but can hear from the eardrums in their abdomen?
Interesting Facts about Grasshoppers
Grasshoppers are famous for their green bodies, long legs, and “singing.” Male grasshoppers usually make chirping noises that sound like singing to attract females. Grasshoppers are insects that live on every continent except Antarctica. There are more than 10,000 species. They mostly live in grasslands, but also dwell in forests and jungles.
Did you know?
- Grasshoppers mainly eat plants, but they sometimes eat dead insects.
- Grasshoppers are not just green. They can be a brownish-gray color as well.
- Grasshoppers do not have ears, but they can hear. Their eardrum is in their abdomen!
- True to their name, grasshoppers move around by hopping. In fact, they can actually jump up to 20 times their body’s length. They use their strong hind legs to do so.
- Not only do male grasshoppers chirp to attract females, but they also try to attract them by making sounds by rubbing their back legs together.
Grasshoppers are pests for farmers. They swarm in large groups of thousands, to even millions, and they feed on the plants that farmers grow. Locusts are a species of grasshoppers that are known to raid farmland and destroy crops. Locusts usually come in groups of millions, and they have been known to destroy crops since Biblical times.