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How to Draw a Bee

How To Draw A Bee (Step By Step)

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In this tutorial, we will learn how to draw a bee which is going to be pretty easy like always. This tutorial is suitable for all ages- kids and even grownups and is mainly for young beginners.

Bees

Whenever you see a bee, don’t you get the feeling of fear that it might hurt you? If you do, that is normal as all of us are scared of bees and we tend to think of them as monsters.

From now on, don’t be afraid of bees, and don’t consider them as dreaded creatures as they can only hurt you if you harm them. They are closely related to wasps, and they often look alike. Bumblebees and honeybees are the most commonly known bees.

Honeybees

The honey’s flavor depends on the flower’s nectar collected by the bee. Many times we feel a tinge of anger when we get a bee bite. You will be pleased to know that once a bee bites you it dies as it can only live up to a sting.

Bees also sleep like every other person in the world. They sleep up to eight to nine hours a day, mostly at night as there is no chance of collecting nectar in the dark. They can even remember each and everyone’s face for a long time which suggests that they contain good memory.

Besides all this, we don’t know that bees are like angels. They provide us with the sweet honey we love and admire. You might be thinking that if you stand behind a bee, how does it get to know that you are behind? Well, that’s because bees have a total of five eyes. Other than that the female bees are the worker bees and one of them is the queen bee who is the only one to give eggs.

Draw A Bee

In this exercise, we will learn how to draw a bee, but you can make it look angry or even scared in some way. This will help you to grasp how to draw a bee easily.

What you need:

  • Our printable bee drawing guide (Optional)
  • Pencil / Marker
  • Paper
  • Coloring supplies (Optional)

How To Draw a Bee:

As usual, we will begin by drawing the head of the bee. For it, you will sketch a circle.

Remember that it does not have to be perfect and it can even be slightly oval.

 Step1:

Step 2:

Below the head, you will draw an oval shape that will be slightly bigger than the head. Can you guess what it is? Yes, it is the body of the bee!

Step 3:

Now, you will work on the body by adding a few stripes or slightly curved lines. Their direction or arc can be facing upward or even downwards.

You can draw as many of these as you like.

You will also add two minuscule circles to the face. They will act as lines. You will also fill in these circles. For the mouth, you will draw a smile which is a curve pointing upwards.

Step 4:

Now, you will draw the first pair of wings.

They will be sketched on each side, beginning from the center of the head and reaching the upper portion of the bee’s body.

Step 5:

Under the first set of wings, you will draw another pair of wings.

They will begin from the lower portion of the upper wings and end at the middle of the body.

The wings will be represented with curves.

Step 6:

There are still two main components left to draw. Firstly, you will sketch the sting. It will be a sharp pointy triangle at the base of the bee’s body.

Secondly, you will sketch the antennae. For it, you will draw two straight lines emerging from each side of the top of the head.

One straight line will be drawn smaller while the other one will be longer. On top of these straight lines, you will draw two medium-sized circles.

Finally, the drawing of your bee is completed.

You can also draw a curvy line with loops below the sting as it will give the effect that the bee is flying.

You can also sketch a beautiful flower beside the bee if you like. All these are optional and they will just add a cool glow up to your portrait.

Step 7:

Now, comes the last and the most vital step, which is related to coloring. As stated before, coloring has immense importance in arts as it adds life to your painting.

You can color your bee any way you want to, as we highly encourage the use of creativity and imagination.

However, we have colored the bee black and yellow and the wings are kept blue as you can see from the illustration below.

Tip: if you want your drawing to look more realistic, then you can color the bee in such a way that the outer parts should be kept darker than the inner parts which should be kept lighter.

Congratulations! You have successfully learned how to draw a cute bee!

Make sure to keep wandering back for more on how to draw step by step instructional exercises.

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