How to Draw a Butterfly

Learn how to draw a butterfly with this elementary step-by-step drawing instruction for beginners and kids.

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How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step

Hi all! In this lesson, you will learn how to draw a butterfly. Butterflies are an insect belonging to the order Lepidoptera. They have existed on Earth for a long time, and according to some information, they appeared more than 100 million years ago. These insects have characteristic wings that allow easy flight. Butterflies are also one of the most useful creatures in nature, because thanks to their legs they are carriers of pollen, which favorably affects the growth of plants. And the beauty of these insects is simply impossible not to admire! Sketching these beautiful creatures is an easy and fun activity. Let’s get started!

Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw a Butterfly

  1. Draw the head.

    Draw a small circle on the sheet.
    Butterfly Drawing Step 1

  2. Add the antennae.

    Draw hook-like lines from the top of the head.
    Butterfly Head Drawing

  3. Draw the body.

    The body of the butterfly consists of two oval shapes that fit snugly together.
    Butterfly Body Drawing

  4. Wings.

    Draw a wing that points down. Pay attention to that, the part of the wing that is closer to the body is narrower.
    How to Sketch a Butterfly

  5. Draw the second wing.

    Next, draw a wing on top, which is much larger than the previous one.
    Butterfly Drawing Tutorial

  6. Add the pattern.

    Add wavy lines on the wings.
    Butterfly Drawing Guide

  7. Draw the right wing.

    In a symmetrical way, it is necessary to repeat the wings on the right side of the butterfly.
    Drawing Butterfly

  8. Sketch the last wing.

    By analogy from step 5 draw a symmetrical wing.
    Easy Drawing Butterfly

  9. Add patterns.

    One of the final steps is to add a pattern to the right wings.
    Sketching Butterfly

  10. Color the artwork.

    These insects come in completely different colors and shades. We decided to use a bright pink-yellow color, but you can dream up and paint in other colors. You can also add sparkles and shadows, which will give the drawing a more realistic look.
    How to Draw a Butterfly

On this, our lesson on drawing the most beautiful insect came to an end. If you liked our tutorial, then we recommend that you check out our other tutorials. Bye-bye!

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