How To Draw a Grasshopper

how to draw a grasshopper

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Grasshopper in 9 easy steps. This free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Grasshopper. This 9-step drawing tutorial of a grasshopper is slightly longer than some of our other drawing lessons, but it’s still easy and can be accomplished in just a few minutes!

This is a simple drawing lesson designed for beginners and kids with easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Before we begin sketching a grasshopper, here are some fun facts about the Grasshopper you might find interesting.

  • Grasshoppers use their greenish coloring to hide in the green grass.
  • Male grasshoppers sing, by rubbing their legs together, to attract their mates and to warn off other males.
  • There are more than 20,000 species of grasshoppers.
  • A Grasshopper can leap up to 20 times the length of its own body. That’s a 25″ – 60″ jump!
  • Grasshoppers range in size from 1/2 to 4 inches in length.

How To Draw a Grasshopper – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Tutorial!

Step 1: Begin by drawing the front of the grasshopper’s head.

Step 2: Now, add more to the grasshopper head section.

Step 3: You can draw the rear leg. These are the legs that help the grasshopper jump so far!

Step 4: Draw the grasshopper body, this extends beyond the leg that you have already drawn.

Step 5: In this step, you’ll draw another line at the mid-point of the grasshopper’s body. This line will later help identify the wing area.

Step 6: Draw the underbelly and the second leg of the grasshopper.

Step 7: With thinner lines, draw all 4 of the legs.

Step 8: Add the grasshopper body details and the antennae coming out from the head.

Step 9: Finish the legs, add the eyes and mouth to complete this drawing of a grasshopper.

Well Done! You’ve successfully completed How To Draw a Grasshopper!

Now, if you’d like to color or shade your grasshopper drawing, you can use the picture below. Notice all of the different shades of green and yellow that appear on a grasshopper!

how to draw a grasshopper


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a GRASSHOPPER! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a grasshopper is with plenty of practice.

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a horse?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Horse

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