How to Draw a Butterfly

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Butterfly. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final drawing of the Butterfly. 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 polymorphic, mimicry and antisemitism. Some butterflies migrate over long distances. Butterflies feed primarily on nectar from flowers.

Below steps will show you how to draw this beautiful Butterfly with it’s wings fully expanded. Follow each step.

Step 1: It is very easy to learn how to draw a butterfly. Start with an oval shape for the butterfly head.

how to draw a Butterfly-1 Step 2: After making the head we will draw butterfly body. Draw a stick line which will latter vary shape of the body.

how to draw a Butterfly-2 Step 3: Draw two lines for antennas. These lines will go on the opposite side of the body.

how to draw a Butterfly-3 Step 4: Do you know how to draw butterfly wing. Its just resemble a bow.

how to draw a Butterfly-4 Step 5: Now let’s see how to draw a butterfly’s left bottom wings. Draw the outlined shape of the lower half of the wings like you see here. When the entire outline of the butterfly wings are drawn, they should look closed on each other without gaps. Next, draw the patterned markings on the lower wings, the same way you did on the upper wings.

how to draw a Butterfly-5 Step 6: Just like in the previous step draw the right bottom wings.

how to draw a Butterfly-6 Step 7: I hope you are following how to draw a butterfly properly. This step we got the basic structure of the butterfly.

how to draw a Butterfly-7 Step 8: To give natural affect, draw wavy lines on wings.

how to draw a Butterfly-8 Step 9: Add odd shape circles pattern on each wings.

how to draw a Butterfly-9 Step 10: Color these circle black. When you shade these circles make sure your shading direction is horizontal. When you are done with shading. You got realistic butterfly drawing.

how to draw a Butterfly-10I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and learned how to draw a butterfly.

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