In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Butterfly in 9 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Butterfly.
Here are some cool facts about the Butterfly you might find interesting.
- The butterfly has four stages in its life cycle: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
- Butterflies have large, often brightly colored wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight.
- Butterflies exhibit polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism.
- Some butterflies migrate over long distances.
- Butterflies feed primarily on nectar from flowers.
In just 9 steps we show you how to draw a beautiful Butterfly with it’s wings fully expanded. Follow each step, sometimes printing the page helps. You can even trace the final Butterfly rendering if it helps you!
How To Draw a Butterfly – Easy Step by Step Drawing Guide
Step 1: Draw an oval to represent the beginning the body section.
Step 2: Draw in a pair of upper wings.
Step 3: Draw the lower butterfly wings.
Step 4: Sketch the inner wing details.
Step 5: Add the outer wing details, draw a few more details to the body and don’t forget to finish the head.
Step 6: Draw in more details of the lower wings.
Step 7: Draw in more details of the upper wings.
Step 8: Draw the final details to the head and add the antennae.
Step 9: Add the final details to the lower wings and upper inner wing and you’ve completed the How To Draw a Butterfly Lesson.
Great job, you’ve completed the How To Draw a Butterfly drawing lesson! That was easy, wasn’t it? You can use the zoomed in picture of a butterfly below to color in your drawing…there are so many varieties of beautiful butterflies, so get creative with your coloring!
You did it! Congratulations on drawing a butterfly! Your first try may not have gone smoothly, but I’m pretty sure after another attempt or two you saw a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a butterfly is with plenty of practice.
Are you looking for another flying insect to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a fly?! Take a look here: How to Draw a Fly – quickly and easily!