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Uploaded: February 8, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 8, 2010
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How many living species do you think there are that live on our planet Earth? It's a weird question I know but, for this next tutorial it is an interesting question to ask as well as answer. There is one and a half million living species on this planet and guess how much are insects? Eight hundred thousand. That is a larger number then all the animals and plants combined. Today I wanted to keep the insect drawings going, so not only did you have the pleasure of drawing a centipede, you will also receive a lesson that is going to show you "how to draw a beetle, step by step". There are over three hundred different types of beetle in existence and the “ladybug” is one of them. The largest known beetle to date is the “Titanus giganteus”. These beetles can grow to be over six inches long, that's half of a foot! Another interesting species of this insect is the “Hercules beetle”. They are given this name because they have two large horns that looks a lot like a crabs claw. Such an interesting species like the Hercules beetle can even fly which makes it even more unique. If you Google an image of this specimen you will know exactly what I'm talking about. There is just so many incredible insects that belong to the “Coleoptera” family. This is just a simple lesson that will show you "how to draw a beetle" in the most common form and shape. The color of beetle that you may have seen around the house in the summer months is the black, or potato beetle. Those are the small chubby brown looking bugs that are seen floating dead in pool water, and window ledges. Have fun with this tutorial, and remember to come back to see what else I submit. You never know what Dragoart.com has in store when it comes to drawing! Peace out guys and have a happy night!

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Step 3. How to Draw a Beetle