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How to Draw a Butterfly

The butterfly never fails to attract little ones owing to its far-spread and brightly colored wings. They would grab the opportunity of drawing it. The sketch is pretty simple with a plain, tiny body and large wings with ornate patterns. They would have to draw the guides first before proceeding to the detailing.

Step 1: Draw two overlapping ovals topped with a small circle. They act as guides for the body.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 1

Step 2: Make arches on both sides of the body.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 2

Step 3: Complete the outline of the left forewing.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 3

Step 4: Repeat for the right side.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 4

Step 5: Sketch the drooping left hind wing.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 5

Step 6: Repeat for the right side.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 6

Step 7: Draw the antennae.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 7

Step 8: Darken the outlines of the forewings and detail the serrated left hind wing.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 8

Step 9: Do it on the right side as well.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 9

Step 10: Give borders to the forewings.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 10

Step 11: Make a leaf-like design.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 11

Step 12: Sketch the straight wing veins on the right.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 12

Step 13: Repeat for the right side.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 13

Step 14: Give borders to the hind wings.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 14

Step 15: Make hind wing designs and draw curves on the abdomen.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 15

Step 16: Sketch straight wing veins on the left hind wing.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 16

Step 17: Do it on the right side too.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 17

Step 18: Color the insect.

How to Draw a Butterfly Step 18
How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step

You can color the insect in bright shades to make it pleasing to the eyes. The curved antennae add to its beauty. The wings are a lovely mix of curved and pointed shapes. Children would be enthralled by the drawing and strive for its perfection.

Published by on July 23rd 2019. Filed under Drawing

 

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