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How to draw a Scarab bug with pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

Let's draw a scarab bug in our next step-by-step drawing tutorial.

The scarab bug is a very beautiful black beetle. Females are slightly smaller, and males are large; they like to sort things out and arrange tournaments for the territory.

How to draw a Scarab bug with pencil step-by-step tutorial.

Step 1. Outline the parts of the scarab bug's body.

First, let's draw an axis with two circles, which will indicate the upper and lower parts of the insect's body.

How to draw a Scarab bug. Step 1. Outline the parts of the scarab bug's body.

Step 2. Outline scarab's head and legs.

Add the circumference of the head and designate its legs.

How to draw a Scarab bug. Step 2. Outline scarab's head and legs.


Step 3. Draw the scarab's armor and draw its head in more detail.

Let's draw the chitinous armor of the upper and lower parts of the body, connecting it with a flexible belt in the middle. The lower part of the chitinous armor is the elytra, they consist of two parts. There are supposedly folded wings under them. Draw out the head of the scarab in more detail, adding eyes and antennae.

How to draw a Scarab bug. Step 3. Draw the scarab's armor and draw its head in more detail.

Step 4. Draw scarab's legs in more detail.

Draw scarab's legs in more detail. As you can see, the legs remind a saw with spikes on both sides.

How to draw a Scarab bug. Step 4. Draw scarab's legs in more detail.

Step 5. Draw the pattern on scarab's elytra.

On the smooth black surface of the wings, there is an amazing pattern of dots. Draw out this pattern of scarab's elytra (the rear part of its body). Start shading the head and the pronotum (the front part of the body).

How to draw a Scarab bug. Step 5. Draw the pattern on scarab's elytra.

Step 6. Hatching the body of a scarab bug. Adding shades.

Finish off the drawing of the scarab by hatching the body taking into consideration that its armor is dark but reflects the light. Lastly, add shades beneath the scarab to show volume.

How to draw a Scarab bug. Step 6. Hatching the body of a scarab bug. Adding shades.

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