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Uploaded: May 26, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: May 8, 2010
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Well, summer is almost here and along with the warm weather comes the annoying biting bugs. The one insect that is on my top ten list of "all bugs that I would like to kill" is the mosquito. This lesson will show you “how to draw a mosquito", step by step. Although I hate this bug they are really quite fascinating when you read on how they feed on blood and how they detect the scent in order to get their fill. These bugs are flying insects and they can travel up to one and a half miles per hour. There is a total of two thousand seven hundred species of mosquitoes and everyone lives the same life with just some little differences. Some people think that all mosquitoes bite and drink blood right? Well the fact is only females drink blood and the males drink the nectar from plants. Did you ever wonder why a bump forms and you begin to itch almost immediately after you are bitten from a mosquito? After extensive research I have found out that when female mosquitoes bit they inject an anticoagulant (which basically means the saliva they inject into your blood is to keep the blood from clotting). Now the saliva that the mosquito injects mixes with your blood, and because of that your body will automatically produce histamines that cause inflammation and itching. Remember when I said that all mosquitoes serve the same purpose but there are little differences? Well they do except not all of them bite humans. Sometimes the littlest things can make you deadly ill, I say this because the mosquito can leave you with more than a welt, they can also leave behind series diseases like; malaria, encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever, dog heartworm, and the most common that we hear about, the West Nile virus. Just thinking about that makes me sick. How do mosquitoes find their prey? They find their meal from the heat that your body as well as other animals give off and they use their site and smell. Enough about these nasty critters, it is time that you start learning “how to draw a mosquito", step by step. I would say have fun but drawing such a vile thing can be pretty disgusting. Well I have to go but I will return. Peace out for now and enjoy the rest of your day.

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how to draw a mosquito insect

How to Draw a Mosquito

how to draw a mosquito insect step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a small oval circle for the abdomen of the mosquito and then the thorax shape. Draw the line from the thorax and attach it to a small circle for the head. You will then draw two long leg lines.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 2

STEP 2.

You will start to sketch out the shapes of the crinkled up mosquito legs and then the eyeball.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 3

STEP 3.

What I want you guys to do now is start sketching out the hairs that are on the back of the thorax. You will also draw the other leg lines on the opposite side and then draw the head in more detail.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 4

STEP 4.

Continue to sketch out the shape of the mosquitoes legs and then shade in the eye. You will then draw out the proboscis and then sketch out more of the mosquito's legs.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 5

STEP 5.

You will draw out the rest of the thorax and then the back legs. Don't forget to add detail and definition as you can see the legs appear to have two separate parts.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 6

STEP 6.

Okay are you to get closer to the end of this tutorial? Well you can start sketching out the shape of the wings and then add the detailing to them as well. Finish off the legs and then detail the abdomen.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 7

STEP 7.

This is your last drawing step and all you have to do is add the last minute detailing and then start erasing all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a mosquito insect step 8

STEP 8.

This is what your sketch looks like when you are done. All you have to do now is color it in and you have just learned how to draw a mosquito step by step.