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That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 6: Draw the eyes by first lightly sketching two circles on the top corners of the praying mantis' head. Darken the circles but make the left sides flatter. The eyes should be up near the corners of the triangle.
Step 7: Draw the first part of the praying mantis' mouth on the lower corner of the triangle. Draw four long, thin segments pointing down toward the corner of the triangle.
Step 8: Now draw the main part of the praying mantis' mouth behind the segments. Draw a hexagonal shape for the mouth and shade the middle part for the opening.
Step 9: Draw the antennae as two long, thin lines on top of the praying mantis' head. Curve the lines outward a bit. You can make the antennae longer if you'd like.