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How to Draw a Cricket Using Simple Shapes and Colors


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Learning how to draw a cricket using simple shapes can easily be done if you have the right tools to work with. This lesson is definitely a nice starting point. With this one, you will learn to create a nice version of this fun insect in just nine simple steps.

If you want to, you can also learn how to apply basic shadows to the subject to create a more appealing image. To make things even easier, this cartoon cricket is depicted from a top view. Ready? Let's see how we can illustrate the character below in just a few minutes now ...

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

working on the head first

We can start this tutorial by drawing the silhouette of the head using long curved lines. Once you are done, you can draw two large eyes on both sides of the head. Notice how both eyes are pointed on both ends. Finally, complete this first step by drawing long antennas on the top of the head.

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

drawing the middle part of the body

Next, we can work on the middle part of the body using more short curved lines. Four small curved lines are added on all four corners. It's also important to sketch the bottom part using two curved lines instead of just one. Great! This lesson on how to draw a cricket is progressing nicely. :)

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

sketching long pointed wings

On the bottom part of the cartoon cricket, you can sketch two long pointed wings made from perfect curved lines. On the lower part of the wings, a small portion of the body is visible. This one is made from two short lines joined together.

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

adding long thin legs

Crickets are gifted with six long legs that are thin and fragile. Only the back legs are a little bit thicker compared to all other legs. Four legs are attached to the middle part of the character while the back legs are hidden below the wings.

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All legs are created using three different sections. These sections must be thin and pointed. It's also important to note that both legs on top are facing the opposite direction (compared to all four remaining legs).

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

working with simple plain colors

This amazing cartoon insect is filled with a variety of green colors. One bright color is used inside the legs, the wings, the eyes and the antennas. A darker version is needed for the head. Finally, an even darker color can be applied on the body. This cartoon cricket looks great, but we can make it even better!

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

sketching beautiful shadows

This lesson on how to draw a cricket could be over by now. However, adding simple shadows can bring this fun illustration to another level of professionalism. You can start by adding a bright oval shape inside both pupils. Next, draw basic shadows on the eyes, the middle part of the body, the wings and the bottom part of the body.

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

drawing more shadows on the legs

Next, you can add more small shadows on all legs of the character. Don't forget to use a darker version, but make sure this one is not too dark. Our goal is to create subtle shadows, so it's important to use the appropriate color for these steps.

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

adding a simple texture on the wings

Both wings can be covered with basic textures made from long curved lines. You don't necessarily need to create a complex pattern. Using a few basic lines is all we need to end up with something creative and visually interesting.

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

nice work learning how to draw a cricket like this one!

Nice work! This lesson on how to draw a cricket using basic shapes is now completed. You can see the final illustration below. Feel free to get creative and don't hesitate to draw more versions of this incredible insect. You can modify the posture, add complex textures or even change the perspective. The choice is all yours!

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

Below, you can see a simple image featuring all nine steps required to illustrate this fun cartoon cricket. Simply study this picture carefully if you need more assistance with the creation of this character.

How To Draw A Cricket Using Simple Shapes And Colors

Now that we are done drawing this fun subject, you are invited to try more adorable insects from this site below. Additional insects can also be found here. Have fun drawing and remember that practicing is the key!

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