How to Draw a Grasshopper

In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a grasshopper in just a few quick steps, but first…

Interesting Facts about Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers are famous for their green bodies, long legs, and “singing.” Male grasshoppers usually make chirping noises that sound like singing to attract females. Grasshoppers are insects that live on every continent except Antarctica. There are more than 10,000 species. They mostly live in grasslands, but also dwell in forests and jungles.

Did you know?

  • Grasshoppers mainly eat plants, but they sometimes eat dead insects.
  • Grasshoppers are not just green. They can be a brownish-gray color as well.
  • Grasshoppers do not have ears, but they can hear. Their eardrum is in their abdomen!
  • True to their name, grasshoppers move around by hopping. In fact, they can actually jump up to 20 times their body’s length. They use their strong hind legs to do so.
  • Not only do male grasshoppers chirp to attract females, but they also try to attract them by making sounds by rubbing their back legs together.

Grasshoppers are pests for farmers. They swarm in large groups of thousands, to even millions, and they feed on the plants that farmers grow. Locusts are a species of grasshoppers that are known to raid farmland and destroy crops. Locusts usually come in groups of millions, and they have been known to destroy crops since Biblical times.

How to Draw a Grasshopper – Step-by-Step Tutorial