How to Draw A Caterpillar

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Learn how to draw a caterpillar and see why this fun insect is so interesting to illustrate! If you can draw a simple circle, then you can draw this cartoon caterpillar. The design is so simple that even a young kid can duplicate this character. Let me show you how in six easy steps you could also draw and create a similar design.

A caterpillar is a fun create to illustrate. Made from many small circles and straight lines, this cute insect is colorful and easy to recognize. Let's draw a simple version using elements that are easy to create.

How to draw a caterpillar

Step 1

Yes, the first step is once again the creation of the head. That's the easiest technique to draw a cartoon character effectively. Use a shape similar to the one available below. 

How to draw a caterpillar

Step 2

Next, you can draw the body using nine circular shapes. Of course, you can add more circles if you want to create a longer cartoon insect. To create a good perspective, each shape that is lower must be placed behind the top one. Also, the shapes drawn on the end of the character must be smaller.

How to draw a caterpillar

Step 3

Use a bunch of circles to illustrate the eyes and the pupils. Remember that pupils must be placed slightly near the middle of the head and not in the middle of the eyes.

How to draw a caterpillar

Step 4

The legs are a little bit more difficult to represent because of perspective. The legs drawn on the first four circles are rather easy to illustrate. Notice how the legs on the left are inside the shapes in the first two circles, but outside the shapes on the two next circles. Left legs are also hidden on circle number five and six.

How to draw a caterpillar

Step 5

You can complete this cute cartoon insect with the addition of antennas and the mouth using long curved lines. Small oval shapes can also be added inside the pupils.

How to draw a caterpillar

Step 6

Nice work! This is one cute caterpillar made from basic shapes that is easy to recognize. Don't hesitate to add colors!

How to draw a caterpillar

Did you have fun learning how to draw a caterpillar made from multiple circles? I hope so! Enjoy this lesson and remember that drawing is all about practicing. :)

How to draw a caterpillar


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