Let`s learn how to draw a Praying Mantis. This is one of the most bizarre creatures, not only among insects, but among the animal Kingdom in general.
Mantis is not like any one insect and appears as if composed of parts of different insects. There is something ominous in whole its image, so superstitious people of an ancient times called it so: mantis means something like soothsayer.
But if the soothsayer should be formidable in appearance, but modest as a person, our praying mantis is a fierce predator. There are lot of myths about the mantis. But it is true that sometimes female kills the male after the thing is done.
Now it’s time to start our tutorial -how to draw a mantis.
Step by step Praying mantis drawing -1
At the beginning it is necessary to make a pencil sketch:
With this scheme we can confidently start to draw:
European mantis has a large abdomen (especially females), very elongated thorax (chest) and triangular head with large eyes.
The hardest part of the mantis is its legs, which are different not only in size but in their very construction:
Most of its time praying mantis (being awkward runner) spends in the ambush for the prey: insects of the smaller size.
The insect is colored in camouflage:
Well,we now have drawn creeping insect.
Our next lesson is – how to draw a praying mantis in all its glory while hunting.
It looks fantastic!
This is the picture of a praying mantis with its wings spread. The insect is in the defensive position. Mantis pretends to be dangerous for his enemies. It’s not just the show: we know that it is able to repel the birds.
Praying Mantis step by step drawing 2
Draw the thorax and the head :
Draw the front paws mantis – in structure they resemble the trap and claws at the same time:
And show the open wings:
Now you know how to draw a Praying Mantis.