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Saturday, July 2, 2016

How To Draw A Honey Bee, Side View, Worksheet

This little drawing project and the free printable worksheet below will help give the young artist confidence in drawing one of God's wondrous creatures.

Parents, teachers and homeschool families will be able to use this in class and at home. It could be an extra activity to fill in time or as a reward.

FIRST. A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: Do not give up if your drawing does not turn out the way you wanted- it shows that you have the gift of art because no one is as hard on themselves as a person who really has the gift of art, frustration just means you need to bring up your level of skill level to the level of your talent, so to draw every day. Come back and try some of my other drawing projects and soon you will be making beautiful pictures.

  • With some printers, you can just highlight it and send it to your printer.
  • Some printers work better if you copy and paste the image into a Word Document then print as you would normally. (If you get a small image just adjust the margins from the page layout in the toolbar, then drag the image to enlarge it.)
  • Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there.
If you have problems printing see the "HOW TO PRINT" tab above or try one of the updated links below that should print better.

How to Draw a Honeybee Printable Worksheet

Here are links to two files that may print better and look better.

CLICK HERE for a file in JPEG photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in universal portable format (recommended). Some computers require you to download a temporary file first by clicking on the down-pointing arrow in the toolbar, next open the file from the tab at the bottom of your screen, then you can print.

Start by drawing lightly at first so you can erase later.

Use basic common shapes to work out the basic design.

The body starts out as a circle in the middle a longer oval behind the circle and a teardrop shape pointing forward for the head.

There are four wings, two on each side. They are like long triangles. The big one is in front of the other small one.

Our drawing only shows one set of wings on the near side but you can add wings on the other side, just remember the wings on the other side will have fewer details.

Trace around the shapes to give the body smooth lines. Trace around the triangles of the wings to give them roundness; there are some curves on the top of the wing and some wiggly lines on the bottom.

Use a bent line for each of the three legs. Go around the lines with long oval shapes for the thickness of the legs. The front leg has one long oval, the center leg has two ovals about the same size below the knee joint. The back leg has two ovals one long one on top and a short more round one at the bottom. there are feet that look like letter L backward.

The antenna are two bent lines. Go around them and give them thickness.

The eye is another teardrop shape, leave a shiny spot inside.
The stinger is a short triangle at the far back.
The singer is black and there are four stripes on the back part of the bee.
There are veins in the wings
Use shading to give the bee a look of roundness.
Color the legs, antenna, eye, and stripes black.

Draw a world around your bee. Put her on a flower or some natural place.

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(c) Adron 7/2/16