Drawing a Ladybug sounds simple, but some steps help you draw a Ladybug in some simple steps. In this tutorial, we are learning how to draw a ladybug for kids.
In this tutorial, we will show you step by step drawing of a ladybug for kids. Especially this tutorial is for kids and beginners.
Art Materials & Equipment
- Pencil Color
- Eraser (Erase If Made Mistake)
- Sharpener (To Sharp Pencil)
- Compass (Alternative)
Ladybugs are a type of beetle. Some ladybugs have no spots and others have up to 20 spots.
To help defend themselves, ladybugs play dead. They also can release a yellow fluid that other bugs find stinky. The color of the ladybug sends off the message to its predators that it may taste bad or be poisonous.
Ladybugs cluster together as a way to “deter predators by increasing the concentration of their smell and their warning coloration.” Thanks to Professor Rick Lee for this fact! When the temperature is near 60 degrees Fahrenheit or around 16 degrees Celsius, the ladybugs become active.
Ladybugs are both male and female. A ladybug can live up to a year long. There are two sets of wings. The outer set is the hard shell for protection, and the inner set is what it uses to fly.
Ladybugs are very helpful to a garden as they eat aphids and mites, which are bugs that are harmful to plants. An adult ladybug can eat up to 50 aphids in a day. Ladybugs taste and smell with their antennae. A ladybug lays its egg on a leaf. They are yellow eggs that turn white.
They come out of the egg as larvae (Lar-VEE). If there is just one, it is a larva. The larvae resemble tiny black alligators. The larva sheds its outer skin, which is called molting. This happens after it has eaten too much that its skin becomes too tight.
After the larva is done molting, it becomes a pupa.
Steps To Draw A Ladybug
Let’s start our today’s tutorial on drawing a cute ladybug for kids quickly. We try to make our tutorial simple and sweet. You can see the short demo in the image below. And you can follow the stepwise instructions in detail below. Follow the steps below to easily draw a ladybug step by step.
1Draw a Circle
We are starting by drawing a perfect circle like below in the image. You can even use a compass or any circular object to draw a circle. ( Fairly )
2Draw Ladybug’s Head
Now draw three lines at the top of the circle, and leave a bit of space as in the drawing below. ( Fairly )
3Draw Ladybug’s Eyes
Then, now draw two small circles at the top of the big circle as drawn below. ( Fairly )
4Draw Ladybug’s Legs
Again, now draw three legs of the ladybug on the right side. ( Fairly )
5Draw Ladybug’s Remaining Legs
Similarly, again now draw another three legs of the ladybug on the left side. ( Fairly )
6Draw Ladybug’s Antenna
After that, now at the top of the head of the ladybug draw antennas, and in the big circle draw a straight line in the middle for the wings as in the drawing below. ( Fairly )
7Draw spots on Ladybug’s Body
Lastly, now draw a (.)or small circle in the eye as below in the drawing, and inside the big circle (in wings) draw small circles all over the wings and color it black for the ladybug’s spots as in the drawing below. Finally, we easily made ladybug step by step.
Colouring a Ladybug
After the drawing of the ladybug is completed we move forward with coloring the ladybug. For coloring, we had chosen some basic colors. You can fill color according to our wish too. We use black colour for the head and spots on the body of ladybug. And for the remaining part, we have used the orange colour.
Final Image of Ladybug
After coloring, we get a beautiful ladybug. You can use a pencil color (We made it digital).
Finally, we draw a cute ladybug and color it beautifully. I hope you find our tutorial easy and simple. We try our best to make an easy to follow tutorial. Especially, this tutorial is for kids and beginners. Thus, school kids may find our tutorial helpful.
This is how you can draw a ladybug easily with a stepwise tutorial for kids. Comment below if you find our tutorial helpful and suggest “NAME” if you have any requests or you have any problems while drawing it.