Drawing cartoon mayflies

Adult mayflies are really elegant with their long bodies, wispy tails and delicate wings.

They even look quite friendly with their big eyes!

But Mayfly young – the nymphs – don’t look quite so friendly!

They have the same long tail but the rest of them looks a bit more fearsome! Some of them have pointed pincers, some look almost furry! You might think they look more like little monsters than familiar insects!

In the two short videos below you can see how to draw a mayfly nymph. Then see how they can be changed just a little to make them seem a little more friendly and more like the sort of cartoon insects you could use in your board games!

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