How to Draw a Conehead Katydid, Conehead Katydid

Artist: Dawn / January 28, 2012

Step 1.

Start off by drawing a cone shape for the entire body and then make a head shape.

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the actual structure of the katydid's head like so, and then draw the mandibles like so, as well as the long antenna and bulge for the eyeball.

Step 3.

You will now draw in the other eye which is a small circle. Draw the lining for the mouth and then move along.

Step 4.

Next, begin the drawing process for the back part of the bug's body, and then draw in the tiny front legs. Be sure to draw the serrated edging on the back part of the leg and also make sure that the tips of the feet are pointed.

Step 5.

Continue to draw the bug's body starting with the middle leg, and then draw the larger hopping leg like so, and before leaving this step all you need to do is sketch in the detailing on the back side of the larger leg.

Step 6.

Finish off the leg like so, and then make the pointed tarsus.

Step 7.

You will now draw out the entire shape of the abdomen like so, and then sketch in the leafy pattern on the body.

Step 8.

For the last drawing step, all you have to do is draw the other leg, and then draw in the cone shaped horn. Add detailing to the mouth area, and clean up the drawing.

Step 9.

Here is your new insect species now that you are done. Color it in using vibrant green, yellow and orange coloring.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: January 28, 2012
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Description: I have been on this kick with finding new animal species ranging from monkeys, to insects, or even aquatic life. Today I will be giving you a lesson on a new insect breed that is very interesting looking and even pretty. Up next, we will tackle the task of learning "how to draw a conehead katydid", step by step. Now even though many of the katydid species are similar, the differences vary from habitat to existence. They are related to crickets and if you were to listen to a sound bite on your computer, you would actually think that you were listening to a cricket. The design concept of this species is incredible because they are such interesting looking bugs. There are six different types of katydid that I have read on and they are the robust conehead, the rounded tipped conehead, musical conehead, false robust conehead, sword bearing conehead, and the Nebraska conehead. All of them are green in color, but since the one you will be drawing is a new species find, as of right now I don’t know what the official name is. The lesson should be easy to follow, and since it is such a colorful and entertaining bug I feel you will have an awesome time tackling this tutorial. As you get busy with this katydid insect, I will work on some more drawing fun.