how to draw an ant

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Ant in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the ant. In each step, draw the lines that are shown in red. Then as you move along, the lines you have already drawn will show up as black in the next step. Have fun!

Before we get going on the ant drawing how to, here are some interesting facts about the Ant you might not have known are:

  • Ants are social insects that live in colonies, which can consist of millions of individuals.
  • There are more than 12,000 known species of ants found all around the world.
  • Ant colonies have a structured social system with roles including workers, soldiers, and a queen.
  • Ants communicate with each other using chemicals called pheromones, which can signal danger or lead to food.
  • Some ant species are known for their ability to carry objects many times their own body weight.
  • Ants have two stomachs, one for holding food for themselves and another for sharing food with others.
  • The lifespan of an ant can vary greatly; while workers may live for months, queens can live for years.
  • Ants can build complex structures, such as anthills, which can extend deep underground.
  • Many ants have mandibles, which are strong jaws used for carrying food, digging, or defending the colony.
  • Leafcutter ants cultivate fungus in their nests, which they feed on, making them tiny farmers of the insect world.

Here’s a BONUS Video of Our How To Draw an Ant Easy Drawing Lesson

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

How To Draw an Ant – EASY 6-Step Drawing Lesson

In this lesson we’ll show you how to draw a basic Ant in 6 steps.

Step 1: Draw the head of the ant.

how to draw an ant

Step 2: Behind the ant’s head, draw the first segment of the ant body.

how to draw an ant

Step 3: Draw the 2nd segment of the ant’s body and add the legs.

how to draw an ant

Step 4: Draw more details to the head and sketch some additional legs.

how to draw an ant

Step 5: Sketch in the Eye, Add the antennae and some more details to the body.

how to draw an ant

Step 6: Finalize the legs by giving them some width and dimension.

how to draw an ant

Well done! You’ve completed the How To Draw an Ant drawing lesson! Let’s get creative and add some color or shading to your ant drawing to give a true life-like appearance!

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You did it! Congratulations on drawing an ANT! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m pretty sure after another attempt or two you saw a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw an ant 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 a Grasshopper

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