How to Draw a Cockroach

Artist: Dawn / March 4, 2010

Step 1.

First draw an oblong shape and then draw a vertical line down the middle of the body. Next add six leg lines, three on each side.

Step 2.

You will now start sketching out the actual shape and form of the roach. The top is the shape of the head, and then line in the middle is where the body opens up to release the wings.

Step 3.

You will now add a bit more shape to the head and then draw the detailing lines for the right and left wing. Draw the long wispy looking antennas, and then move to step four.

Step 4.

Draw some detailing shapes on the head, and then thicken the shape for the base of the antenna. Next draw the legs in shape and form, and then you can sketch out the wings at the bit of the bug. Erase all the guidelines and shapes to clean up your dr   

Step 5.

That's it you're done. See how cool this ugly bug looks, now you can color it in. I do hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and be sure you join me for another fun filled lesson. Great job!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: March 4, 2010
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