How To Draw A Butterfly

How to Draw a Butterfly (Step by Step)


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Capturing a butterfly is not a good option, so why not we learn how to draw a butterfly.


We all love to watch colorful butterflies moving from flower to flower. Butterflies need warmth to move or fly. At the point when you see them resting in the daylight, they are heating up their wings so they can fly. Most butterflies are found in tropical rainforests, yet they can live in all climates and altitudes of the world.

Butterflies have long, flexible and tube like tongues which help them to suck the nectar of the flower. Another interesting fact is that female butterfly live longer and bigger in size than male.

Draw a Butterfly

This step by step art lesson demonstrates the easy techniques to learn how to draw a simple butterfly. This drawing tutorial makes a delightful outcome and is ideal for your spring exercises. The interesting part of this instructional exercise is that drawing a butterfly can actually be much easier than how it looks.

Kids love to draw butterflies; these excellent bugs are exceptionally vivid and graceful. Indeed, even small children can accomplish this attracting instructional exercise in only seven steps. Each and every component of the character simplified in a way to ensure that everybody attempting this exercise would have the option to finish it!

Things Required

  • Our printable template
  • Paper
  • Pencil/ Marker
  • Coloring Supplies

How To Draw A Butterfly Step By Step

In this tutorial, we will show you how to draw a butterfly for kids starting from the scratch. You can add different modifications to draw in different shapes, sizes and designs.

Step 1:

Draw a freehand circle at the centre of the page as it will be the head of the butterfly.

One of the interesting facts about butterflies is that they can only feed on liquid, which is generally nectar.

Step 2:

Like the previous one, this step is also simple and easy. Draw an oval shape below the circle. This will be the body of butterfly. It can have a pointed end.

Step 3:

Wings are the most beautiful part of their bodies. Draw the first pair of wings by starting a line from the head and join it with the body. The wing should be round from the middle. Make it in the form of a wider oval shape and it should be bigger and symmetrical from both the sides. Forewings are normally closer to the butterfly’s head and so we have done this in the illustration as well.

The wings are made of a very slight, thin and semi-transparent material called chitin stretched between the vein-like structures.

Step 4:

Now draw the second pair of wings; these are called hind-wings. Usually they are smaller than the first pair of wings but there is nothing wrong if they are the same size or even bigger. Hind wings are normally close to the body or the tail. We have kept the hind-wings smaller than the first pair like they generally are. Now you have drawn a general layout of a butterfly’s wings.

Step 5:

It’s time to draw the eyes and mouth in the face drawn in the first step. Add two circles as eyes of the butterfly and include two miniature circles as pupils of the eyes. Everyone loves butterflies with smiling faces; you can add the tongue to make it cuter.

Draw a pair of antenna coming out from the head. Begin from the head with a little curve and finish it with a curl. End each antenna with a tiny bean or ball. The antennae can be made straight, spiral, curly or even round.

Did you know that butterflies can see colors that humans can’t?

Step 6:

In this second last step, you will learn to add further details in the body parts of a butterfly. As you can see that the wings look plain, but it’s the pattern that makes them stunning. Again we have kept this part simple and easy. All you need to do is to make a circle consisting of a smaller circle in each wing. You can also add small arches in the body parts.

Normally people fudge this part because it’s tricky and tough to get the geometry of the butterfly precisely accurate. Here you can utilize your creativity to design according to your imaginations. There is no limit and you can portrait it in a number of ways.

Step 7:

Last step is to color the cute drawing and make it more attractive and eye-catching.

Butterflies are known for their splendid, particular shades, so don’t be hesitant to add strong tones of color to your drawing. Make your experience with this stride, and add multiple tones to your butterfly.

We are using numerous shades to make it more colorful. You can use your color selection to enhance its beauty and make it more good looking. To add more volume and dimensions, you can color darker around the corners and lighter in the centre.

Congratulations! You have learned how to draw a butterfly easily. Did you find any difficulty in drawing until now, I hope you didn’t, Kindly comment!

If you find this tutorial easy and interesting, you can browse an exciting list of our drawing tutorials along with proper instructions.

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