How to Draw a Butterfly

How to draw a Butterfly

Children love to draw butterflies, because these beautiful insects are very colorful and graceful. Some butterfly drawings are done in #2 pencil, but of course the colored butterfly drawings have a greater visual effect. In this lesson we will learn how to correctly draw the torso and wings of a butterfly. Gradually, step-by-step, we will design shade patterns on butterfly's wings. But if you prefer to use color pencils instead of a # 2 pencil to draw a butterfly, your drawing can turn out to look even more realistic.

Step 1

How to draw a Butterfly, step 1

How to create the initial shape of a butterfly. First, we create the initial shape of the butterfly. For this, draw a butterfly's body consisting of an oval and two circles. This initial foundation will help us to draw a complete butterfly.

Step 2

How to draw a Butterfly, step 2

Then we draw the wings. Draw two circles for the lower wings and two trapezoids for the upper wings. Add two lines for the antennae on the head of the butterfly, opposite from each other.

Step 3

How to draw a Butterfly, step 3

Now you easily can draw four wings for butterfly. You don't even need to remove the extra lines. You need only to connect the previous lines and get the four wings of the butterfly. The body sketch of a butterfly divide the torso into two parts. Finish drawing the antennae and the eyes of a butterfly.

Step 4

How to draw a Butterfly, step 3

In this step you need to draw the rough lines contours of the wings. You can do it at random or copy my drawing a butterfly. At this point, we erase all unnecessary lines from our drawing and lets us draw the finishing touches to the butterfly.

Step 5

How to draw a Butterfly, step 3

This is a lesson for beginners and kids will help you draw a simple butterfly. Based on this tutorial you can draw any butterfly, even the most beautiful in the world - the monarch butterfly. Now you can easy draw a picture of monarch butterfly. What is the color of the wings you can see on the photo in a book or online websites.

Step 6

How to draw a Butterfly, step 3

This simple butterfly drawing is done in #2 pencil, but if you prefer to use color pencils, your drawings can turn out to look even more realistic. Create a pattern of an eye on each wing of the butterfly. Move around your sheet of paper as you see fit for ease in coloring in this butterfly's wings. The drawing of the butterfly is very beautiful if you will draw it sitting on a flower. If you want to draw a flower, on our site is such lesson too.

In this video drawing lesson we'll show you how to draw a butterfly step by step. Stop the video periodically and add new element of butterfly to your drawing.

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