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How To Draw A Mosquito (Easy!)

Here’s a tutorial for how to draw an easy mosquito in just a few basic steps.

This simple guide will have you quickly make a cartoon mosquito picture.

When it comes down to it, you can easily draw all objects once you break them down into separate shapes.

We’ve done that for you to have you on your way.

Picture of a line drawing of a mosquito that is finished from a  tutorial for how to draw one. Mosquito is colored in.

When you finish, feel free to add more details, like coloring in your mosquito, and background elements, like trees and flowers. Or other insects like the wasp in this tutorial or our butterfly, bumblebee, or ant.

A mosquito doesn’t use teeth to bite. Instead, it draws your blood through its proboscis, which is more like a needle.

The site of mosquito bites will look like small marks that often become raised. The marks and itching are an allergic reaction to the mosquito’s saliva. 

So if you’re a mosquito magnet like me, and want to avoid getting a mosquito bite, the best way to deter them is to remove any shallow water sources you may have lying around outside.

Not only is their itch unpleasant and inconvenient, but it’s a fact that the mosquito population is the carrier of many human diseases, such as the Zika virus, Dengue fever, and Yellow fever.

Fun Fact! 
Did you know it’s only female mosquitoes who bite?

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Materials For How to Draw An Easy Mosquito 

  • Pencil
  • Sheet of paper
  • An eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Markers

How To Draw An Easy Mosquito Step By Step 

All the steps for how to draw an easy mosquito. Each part to draw in each step is marked with a dotted line.

Step 1. Draw The Head of The Mosquito

A circle drawn in a dotted line is the mosquitos head in this first step.

For the first easy step, draw a circle.

Step 2. Make The Thorax

A smaller dotted circle is drawn over the head circle.

Now draw the thorax. Make another smaller circle that overlaps the first circle on the left side.

It is almost equal at the bottom but sits just above the larger circle’s lowest point. 

Step 3. Add The Mosquito’s Abdomen

An egg-shaped oval  showing the mosquito's abdomen is drawn connected to the small circle.

Go ahead and erase where the smaller circle overlaps the thorax.

Then draw an oval that is tapered on the left side and wider on the right. It is open on the right, connecting to the thorax. 

Step 4. Create The Band Lines

Band lines are drawn vertically in dotted lines down the abdomen of the mosquito.

The mosquito has band lines that wrap around the thorax. These lines are in an arc shape. Draw four spaced equally from the top of the thorax to the bottom.

Step 5. Draw The Mosquito’s Facial Details

This step shows dotted circles for the insect's eyes and lines for the mouth.

Now start to draw the facial details of the mosquito. Draw two circles for the eyes near the top of the head.

They are big and overlap the top and sides. Then draw two smaller circles and angle them toward the right side of the head.

Next, draw a wide curve for the top part of the mouth. The curve is longer on the left side.

Next, draw a short curve facing downward to give it a smile line. Then show its bottom mouth line with a narrower curve than the top mouth line.

Step 6. Add The Antennae and Proboscis

Long banana shaped dotted lines mark where the mosquito's antennae and nose are drawn.

Here you draw the antennae and needle for the mosquito. The antennae are two parallel lines that point diagonally away from each other on top of the head. They close in together toward the top.

The proboscis is the same shape but longer. It starts below and between the eyes and points just slightly downward.

Step 7. Draw The Wings Of The Mosquito

The mosquito wings are drawn as  long, wide ovals and are dotted in this step 7.

Make a big wing that is a wide, long oval. It starts in the middle of the thorax circle and is on a diagonal angle, coming back in behind the middle of the abdomen.

Now make the second wing behind the first. It starts where the head and thorax meet.

Step 8. Create The Wing Details

Long thin lines are drawn in the middle of each wing.

Draw in the line details of the wings. The wing in front gets two lines. One line is long and starts where the thorax and abdomen meet.

The second line is halfway between the first line and the side of the wing. It is also about half as long.

Draw a line on the second wing. It is approximately in the middle and about ¾ as long as the wing.

Step 9. Draw The Legs

Long curves are drawn to show the legs of the bug.

For this step, you can add the legs. A mosquito has long legs, and there are six.

You will draw two long curves for the back, one for each middle leg, and two for the front legs.

Step 10. Add The Feet Of The Mosquito

Small thin ovals mark the mosquito's feet.

The feet are oval shapes at the bottom of each leg. Most of the oval shapes start at the front of each leg.

Fun Fact! 
Why are mosquitoes attracted to you? When you exhale your breath, you release carbon dioxide.

They can sense you are human and a food source from carbon dioxide.

How to Draw A Mosquito (Easy!)

You can easily learn how to draw a mosquito with this simple and fun drawing tutorial. A fun step by step guide.

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Pencil Sharpener

Tools

  • Optional:
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Colored Pencils

Instructions

  1. First Draw A Circle For The Head of The Mosquito
  2. Make The Thorax As A Smaller Circle
  3. Add The Mosquito's Abdomen Which Is An Long Oval That Connects To The Small Circle
  4. Create The Band Lines Which Are Arc-Shaped
  5. Draw The Mosquito’s Eyes And Mouth
  6. Add The Antennae and Proboscis Which Are Both Long Parallel Lines That Taper Together
  7. Draw The Wings Of The Mosquito As Long Ovals That Start At The Thorax
  8. Create The Wing Details By Drawing The Inner Lines Inside
  9. Draw The Legs As Long Curves. there Are 6 Of Them.
  10. Add The Oval-Shaped Feet Of The Mosquito At The Bottom Of Each Leg

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