How to draw a Praying Mantis

The praying mantis is a goofy looking animal that’s got a lot of parts to it. There’s a lot of steps to this one, so without further ado, let’s begin! Here’s how to draw a praying mantis: Step 1: First draw a circle. Make sure you know the diameter as we will be using itContinue reading “How to draw a Praying Mantis”

How to draw a Lacewing

Lacewings are named for their beautiful lacy wings, and no wonder. They are fairly easy to draw, even the delicate wings. So, without further Ado, here is how to draw a Lacewing. Step 1 Draw two circles of the same size, slightly overlapping. Make sure you know the length of the diameter, we will callContinue reading “How to draw a Lacewing”

How to draw a bee

The last animal on the animal-heavy pages that hold the poem for the letter H is the honeybee. Inside the beehive honey-badger and honey guide are raiding, are of course bees! They’re not so much of the focus of the drawing, so they are less detailed than some of the other animals I drew. HoweverContinue reading “How to draw a bee”

How to draw a Firefly

Whether you call them fireflies or lightning bugs, these insects are amazing. I loved drawing this page in the book because I got to play with lighting a lot. Fireflies are interesting to draw realistically, because if I drew them flying with their legs in the position they are when they actually fly, it looksContinue reading “How to draw a Firefly”

Precious Praying Mantises

For some reason, I’ve always found praying mantises to be rather cute, despite their threatening looking claws. Perhaps it is because they act like they think they’re tough but really aren’t. Their claws aren’t really anything more than hands, and they use them to hold prey not kill it. In addition, they are one ofContinue reading “Precious Praying Mantises”

Legendary Lacewings

Lacewings are often overlooked for dragonflies and butterflies, but though they are smaller I think they are just as pretty and helpful as these two more popular insects. Their wings are clear and veined, often iridescent, looking like a shimmery net floating above the insect. Lacewings eat different things during different stages of their lifeContinue reading “Legendary Lacewings”

Fantastic Fireflies

Fireflies, sometimes called lightning bugs, can often be seen glowing by thehundreds in grassy fields on summer evenings. Most species feed on pollen,and glow various shades of yellow. Though rare, there are also blue andgreen fireflies. I learned about the green ones (called Photuris Fireflies) firsthand after an interesting experience I had as a kid.Continue reading “Fantastic Fireflies”

Bombastic Bombardier Beetles

Ever since I was first introduced to these creatures by one of my teachers I’ve been fascinated by them. I knew that they had to be the animal for B right away, they may not be anywhere near the only animal that uses chemicals to defend themselves, but they are certainly the only animal thatContinue reading “Bombastic Bombardier Beetles”