Summer is here, and our friend the buzzing honey bee is out looking for honey all over yards around the world. Drawing a honey bee is simple! All you need is some paper, a pen or pencil, and a little bit of time.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Craft Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 sheet of paper, any color
- 1 pen or pencil for black outlines
- Markers or crayons for color (optional)
Steps to Draw a Bee:
Step 1: Draw A Small Circle
Start by drawing an oval near the center of your paper. Then, draw a medium circle inside that oval near the top. Draw a second, smaller circle below that one but still inside the oval.
Step 2: Draw A Second Circle To Make The Eyes
Next to the original oval, do the same thing a second time. Leave around 1.5 circles-widths of space between them.
Step 3: Draw The Bee’s Head
Now, you can draw a large circle around the two ovals. This will represent the bee’s head, so leave room for the mouth. To add the mouth, draw a “w” shape between the two oval eyes
Step 4: Draw The Antenna
Now, it’s time to make antennae! On the left side of the bee’s head, above the oval eye, draw an antenna by moving the pen or pencil upward before drawing a spiral in a counter-clockwise motion.
Step 5: Draw The Second Antenna
On the right side of the head, draw an antenna by moving the pen or pencil upward before finishing the antenna with a clockwise spiral.
Step 6: Draw The Body
The bee’s head is done! Moving on, you will draw two lines. Starting at the bottom of the face below the right eye, draw a curved line that looks a little bit like an inverted “C” shape. On the left side, make a reflection of the same shape. Both of the shapes should come together and touch in a point at the bottom.
Step 7: Add Some Detail
Now, add some fun stripes to your bee! Starting at the top of the bee’s body, make a curve that matches the shape of the curve making the bee’s face. Below that line, repeat the shape, following the same curve shape as before. Repeat this two more times to get a total of five stripes on the body.
Step 8: Draw The First Wing
Adding wings is the next step. Starting on the outside of the bee’s head just below eye-level, draw a big “C” shape. The bottom of the “C” shape should touch the second stripe line.
Step 9: Draw The Second Wing
Now, make the second wing. To do so, draw a “C” shape that mirrors the left-sided wing.
Step 10: Finish The Wings
Finally, you’ll add two more wings below those large wings. These are a “C” and inverted “C” shape as well. You’ll start your “C” shapes near where the top wings meet the second stripe line. The bottom of the “C” shapes should touch between the third and fourth stripe lines.
That’s it! You’re finished drawing your first bee. Now, you can change the sizes of the eyes or wings for new bee friends, or color in your drawing to bring your bee to life with color.
Find the tutorial video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwmlggbHOzE&ab_channel=VerbNow