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Uploaded: May 15, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: May 17, 2009
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I have been waiting to do this tutorial for some time now and I only just recently got around to doing it. You may see that this particular lesson will be below the rest because it was never submitted two days ago. Anyway I will be showing you "how to draw a Venus flytrap step by step. The Venus flytrap is a plant that falls into the “Carnivorous plants” category. The reason being is because they thrive on insects for their source of food and nutrition. The Venus flytrap is a very peculiar plant that holds a lot of mystery and wonder. Did you know that these plants thrive in poor soil? It's true, instead of loving rich earthy soil to live in, the Venus flytrap would rather live it's life in poor unhealthy soil because it gets all the nutrients it needs to survive from the insects they lure into their rosy colored mouths. How do insects get trapped inside of them you ask? Well for starters, the leaves of the flytrap open up very wide awaiting for the arrival of their meals. Inside of their leaves are small stiff hairs that are called “trigger hairs”. These hairs let the plants know when something is either inside of touching the leaf. They do this by being bent by an insect or a finger. When enough pressure is applied, the lopes of the two leaves suddenly snap shut trapping whatever is inside. Now even a plant can be smart no matter what people may say. Check this out; the Venus flytrap is actually smart enough not to close it's lobes all the way because it wants small insects to crawl out because they don't provide a lot of nutrients. Even though these plants are fascinating, they are also endangered. The reason being is because they were sought after so much that they were collected to an extreme. Venus flytraps today are grown indoors in greenhouses. This tutorial will show you how to draw a Venus flytrap step by step. I think it came out cool and it looks a little like Seymour plant from “Little Shop of Horrors”. I will be back so stay tuned.

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how to draw a venus flytrap

How to Draw a Venus Flytrap

how to draw a venus flytrap step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a egg shape for the top half of the fly trap. Next draw a sideways "V" for the opening of the mouth. You will then draw the guidelines for the stem and then pot.
 
how to draw a venus flytrap step 2

STEP 2.

Start sketching out the shape of the head and then the inner lines for the teeth or cilia's.
 
how to draw a venus flytrap step 3

STEP 3.

Draw out the nice sharp looking teeth and then add some detail around the mouth. Draw out the thickness of the stem and start drawing out t eh roots and leaves.
 
how to draw a venus flytrap step 4

STEP 4.

Sketch out the other leaves and then detail them as you see here. Thicken the shapes of the roots that are strongfully hanging out of the pot.
 
how to draw a venus flytrap step 5

STEP 5.

You will now draw out the ceramic pot that you see here and then add the crack lines all around. Once you are done with that you can start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a venus flytrap step 6

STEP 6.

This is what your flytrap should look like when you are done. Just color in the plant and you have just learned how to draw a Venus flytrap step by step.