# How to draw a german cockroach

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Add guidelines for the body of the German cockroach. Define its thorax. Draw a line through it.

**Step 2**

Draw the body and head of the German cockroach.

**Step 3**

Add guidelines for his legs and antennas.

**Step 4**

Partially, draw the legs and antennas.

**Step 5**

Add guidelines to define places for the cockroach’s wings and eyes.

**Step 6**

Draw the wings. Finish with the antennas.

**Step 7**

Pay attention to the feet. Work on the figure, paying special attention to detail.

**Step 8**

Contour the German cockroach, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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