In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Bumblebee step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Bumblebee step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Below you can watch a Narrated step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Start by drawing a circle as a guide for the front part of the bumblebee's body also called the thorax. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a cup or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the right, draw a small, oval-like shape as a guide for the bee's head. The left side of the this oval will be pushed up against the big circle, so don't overlap the edges. Pay attention to the size of this oval in relation to the big circle.
Step 3: To the left of the big circle, draw a big curved shape as a guide for the back portion of the bumblebee's body called the abdomen. The shape of this guide should be similar to a big arc on its side. Make the top edge curved and the bottom edge more flat. The shape should slope down on the lower, left side. Pay attention to how big this shape is.
Step 4: Draw the long, angled lines along the bottom edge of the big circle as guides for the bumblebee's legs. Draw these line going up and then angle them back down and to the left. Pay attention to how these lines bend as this will determine where the joints on the legs will be. The lengths of the lines should increase the farther to the left they are.
Step 5: On top of the body, draw a long, curved shape as a guide for the bee's wing. This guide should be similar to a thin arc that's slightly tilted. Close off the shape of the arc at the bottom using a shorter, horizontal line. Pay attention to the size of this guide in relation to the rest of the body.