Draw a simple insect clipart featuring a beautiful ant made from various shapes, lines and a single color. This is one of the easiest cartoon character to create from this series. Of course, you can adapt this drawing lesson and create your own cartoon ant using different lines and shapes once you are comfortable creating this character.
Ants are wonderful creatures. They have been around for at least 100 million years ago and more than 20 000 species can be found on earth. These little insects are living in groups and are able to solve complex problems, something other insects cannot do. They can cooperate to accomplish several tasks a single individual could not do.
Below is the character that you will learn to draw in this lesson. You can either grab a digital application and create something similar to the animal found on this page or use a pencil and a piece of paper to come up with something more natural. Ready? Let's draw! :)
First, sketch a large rectangle made from a thick outline to illustrate the body of the cartoon ant. Then, add two small lines on top to create the bottom of the antennas. Finally, add small circles on these lines to complete this first step. You can see the result so far in the illustration below.
Great! Continue working on this insect clipart by adding large circular shapes to form the eyes. Pupils are also done from small circles. You can complete this second step by drawing a long curved line below the eyes to represent the mouth of the cartoon character.
In this final step (before adding colors), you can draw six small legs using mostly curved lines. Notice how the tip of these legs are round and soft. That's it for the drawing part of this tutorial! It's now time to add colors inside the cartoon character! :)
Of course, an ant is mostly colored in brown. The body and the legs are filled in with a light brown color while the pupils and the antennas are slightly more bright. The eyes are white and the outlines are colored with a dark brown color. Nice work!
You can see all four steps needed to illustrate this wonderful cartoon insect below. If this little tutorial wasn't challenging enough, then you are invited to draw another cartoon ant made from more complex shapes and colors. I hope you had fun working with this template and don't hesitate to try more characters from the same series. :)
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