how to draw a ladybug

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Ladybug in 6 easy steps. This free and easy step by step ladybug drawing lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the ladybug. Simply draw the red lines in each step and within a few minutes you’ll have yourself a fantastic drawing of a ladybug!

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

Before we begin the How To Draw a Ladybug drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about ladybugs you might find interesting.

  • Ladybugs are not actually bugs but are a type of beetle known as Coccinellidae.
  • The spots on a ladybug’s back often help to scare away predators by suggesting a bitter or poisonous taste.
  • These beetles come in many colors, including red, yellow, orange, black, and even pink, with different patterns of spots.
  • Ladybugs have a special pair of wings that are hard and colorful to protect the delicate flying wings folded beneath them.
  • When the weather gets cold, ladybugs will huddle together in large groups to stay warm during winter.
  • A single ladybug can eat up to 5,000 aphids in its lifetime, making it a friend to gardeners and farmers.
  • Ladybugs lay their eggs on the underside of leaves, usually where aphids or other food sources are abundant.
  • When they hatch, ladybug larvae look like tiny alligators and are voracious predators to harmful insects.
  • Before becoming adults, ladybugs enter a pupal stage where they attach to a leaf and transform.
  • Ladybugs are considered good luck in many cultures and are welcomed as a sign of a healthy garden.

How To Draw A Ladybug – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Lesson

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

STEP #1 – How To Draw A Ladybug

First draw a circle to represent the main body of your Ladybug.

how to draw a ladybug


Draw the first 2 legs of the Ladybug.

how to draw a ladybug


Draw the second set of legs and the beginning of the Ladybug’s eyes.

how to draw a ladybug


Draw the ladybug head, add some body detail and the 3rd set of legs.

how to draw a ladybug


Draw on the ladybug’s body spots.

how to draw a ladybug


Add the antennae to complete the drawing of the Ladybug.

how to draw a ladybug

Well Done! Your completed drawing of the Ladybug Should Look like this:

ladybug how to draw

Here’s an example of how to Shade the drawing of a Ladybug:

how to draw a ladybug


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a ladybug! Your first try may not have gone smoothly, but I’m pretty sure after another attempt or two you saw a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a ladybug is with practice.

Are you looking for another insect to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw an ANT?! Take a look here: How to Draw an Ant

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