How to Draw and Paint a Ladybug Kids Art Tutorial

How to Draw and Paint a Ladybug Kids Art Tutorial


Hi guys, welcome to my channel! Today
we’re gonna paint a ladybug. Let’s get started! Okay, so let’s talk about our
supplies right now. Each of us just has a sheet of paper- this is a mixed media
paper- it’s really cheap. I think it’s four bucks for the pack. We also have
sharpies, pencils, paintbrushes, and a little set of watercolors right here.
This is a Koi set of watercolors- I think I got this at Michael’s with the coupon
for like twelve dollars- and then we each have some water and paper towel. So we’re
gonna do a ladybug! You excited? Yes! Now ladybugs are what shape? An oval. An oval!
So let’s just start with our ladybug oval. Now before you start we’re also
going to make sure that our ladybug is in a beautiful setting we’re gonna draw
the ladybug on a leaf so think about that before you start, like where you
want your leaf to be. You gotta make it small so you have room for a leaf. Exactly,
so I think I’m gonna put my ladybug somewhere over here. Ovals are deceptively hard
shapes to draw aren’t they? Yeah. Okay next we’re going to just draw a little
semicircle at the top of our ladybug and that’s just gonna be the little
black cape that you see in a ladybugs body. Then we’re gonna add a little head,
it’s another little tiny semicircle at the top. Next let’s draw a dividing line
in the middle of our ladybug’s body. Now I’m not gonna put mine exactly in the
middle because my ladybug is kind of gonna be from the side so I’m gonna draw
my little curved line not exactly in the middle. Very nice! Okay, this is the fun
part! We can add our spots! Now ladybug spots you can put them
anywhere you want, usually with a ladybug there is one spot somewhere in
the middle. I’m gonna start with that one and then
I’m just gonna add a few spots all over its body. Now some of the spots are on
the side and you can’t see the entire circle we could call it a half circle,
that’s right, but go ahead and put your spots anywhere you want. Looks good! Okay
let’s add some antennae. The antennae are just curvy little lines coming out of
our ladybug’s head and you can add a little teeny dot at the end so it looks
like they’re little fatter. That looks adorable! Let’s add some little eyeballs. I’m just gonna put a little split in the
wings in the back, it’s just a tiny little detail. The legs are somewhat
segmented so we’re just gonna start by figuring out where they need to go, so
let’s start with the front leg. Let’s just put them right here by the little
cape that we drew at the beginning and just start with a short line coming out
on each side. Super short line. Yes, and from there we’ll make a another line
that comes back in towards the ladybug’s head. Let’s add the legs in the middle.
These you can kind of put wherever you want. And for the back legs again start with a
little short line coming out on either side. Can you see my little short line?
And then add a longer leg that curves like that. Okay so you’ve got one, two,
three, four… Can you make that one a little longer? How many legs do insects
have? Six, that’s right! So just make sure you have six legs on your ladybug. Before
we started this project I asked Ansley if she wanted to just do markers to
color our ladybug or if we wanted to do paint and of course she chose paint so
we’re gonna paint our ladybug. But first let’s outline them in sharpie.
We’ve got some brand new sharpies here and we’re going to just outline the
whole thing. In fact we’re even going to color in the dots black right away, okay,
so we’re not going to use our black paint today. We’ll just use red paint
because the Sharpie will do the black for us. Some ladybugs actually have little white
dots right here on the head so if you want to leave those white that’s a good
idea to do that now. I’m leaving a little highlight in the black part of the
ladybug. I do make a rounded circular shape with
my sharpie when I’m filling them in just to try to keep the outline really nice
and round. Very nice! Are you ready to do the leaf?
I’m just going to draw it in pencil first and I’m gonna have my ladybug
sitting on a leaf right here so the legs are kind of touching it on this side. I’m
gonna bring the leaf up and around and curving- it would be a very big leaf
because our ladybug is so huge. Something like that. You can make your leaf go any way you
want and because your ladybug is going sideways that totally makes sense- the
leaf is sideways, too. And then you can draw a middle line in the leaf and then
to make it look more real leaves have these lines that come out at kind of an
angle from the center line. Are we ready to paint? Okay, so I would say let’s
actually start with the leaf first. The green leaf. You were thinking that – all
right so I’m just spraying the paints to wet them, I actually already have some
green on my palette and we can use the yellow, too, to make the leaf color. Yeah I’m
actually gonna start by painting the leaf a light yellow of all things Let’s
start with that- for the moment it will look like a dead leaf. You have a lot more control with your
brush if you hold it close to the tip. Good job avoiding the ladybug in the
middle, just painting the leaf part. Okay you the next layer is going to be green
so you can have some green paint. I’m making the center of my leaf just a
little bit darker. I’m just adding another little leaf
behind this one and a stem. All right we’re gonna let these dry and
then we’ll be able to paint our red lady bugs on. Yup. During this part of the
recording for some reason my microphone failed me so I’m doing a voiceover for
this section. So our leaves are dry and so now we can paint the ladybug. Now for
my ladybug I am going to leave a spot at the top that will be a highlight so I’ll
mark that with a pencil first- we’ll leave that white so that it looks shiny. Then we’ll take our brightest red- I’m
gonna dip my brush in the paint and paint our ladybugs- the nice thing about
doing the spots with the Sharpie first is that we can actually paint right over
it and the Sharpie will stay put. Be careful to stay in the lines. Now you can take some of the dark red
paint and paint a kind of a shadow on the side of the ladybug just opposite
the highlight. I discovered that my red paint wasn’t
super transparent so the spots were looking a little bit murky. To make the
spots look nice and black again I just took my black watercolor paint and paint
it over the spots. So we’ll let this dry and then we have one more super fun step
at the end. The very last step is Ansley’s favorite thing to do in watercolor
which is spatter! Okay so we both decided we’re gonna do blue.
It’s very bright blue and you want to water it down just a little bit so
that’s why I’m mixing it up on the palette over here with just a little bit
of water. We want to make sure it’s loose and juicy enough that the spatter will
go easy so make sure your brush is really wet with a lot of paint and a lot
of water. Are you ready? And dip the brush in the paint- get lots of paint-and
then let’s do the spatter! I think I know how to. Remember how to do it?
Just tap your brush. Oh yeah you’ve got lots. So fun. Do you think I could use a
different color splatter, too? Sure. Get some water mix it in there
make sure you have enough water for your spatter. I’m making a green
spatter so it looks jungley, too. Definitely gonna have to clean our table
after this. All right are you happy with it? Yeah it looks awesome- our ladybugs
are so beautiful! Thanks for painting with me today! We
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