Learn how to draw a love bug with this simple and fun video tutorial. Lovebug crafts are perfect for celebrating Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.
Drawing these little love bugs, or love monsters is so much fun. You could really doodle them onto anything! Of course, my medium of choice is a painted rock!
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Step by step instructions for this love bug painted rock
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Natural color Posca pens (the pastel ones) are not necessary but something about them screams Valentine’s day crafts! Maybe it’s the fact they are the same colors as conversation hearts…
Now, these little guys are not too hard. So you can whip up a whole batch of them to pass out or hide around town in no time at all! Start by scribbling on their bodies. Go along the edges and then fill in the middle.
R101 Tip: If you are working on a darker rock you may want to scribble down white paint first. Then top it with your color. This will help your colors pop!
Next, it’s time to add two small hearts above the head. These will become the lovebug’s antennas.
Then two for the eyes. Make these a bit wide set so you can get a nice little smile in there as well.
Now add simple legs and go around the edge of your love bug. I like to use a light sketching type motion to give it more of a coloring book style look.
Fill in the hearts that you sketched for the antennas and eyes. I used my red 1M for this but you could also use a fine liner brush.
If find that the easiest way to fill in small hearts is to paint a simple V inside the outline. Then dab the tip of your pen/brush at the points to create a dot and pull it down towards the point.
Once your hearts are dry, add a little white highlight on the eye! You could easily do this with a toothpick or pencil tip and white paint.
These little guys are too cute! I hope you give them a try!
Full video tutorial how to draw a love bug on rocks!