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Uploaded: December 14, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: December 14, 2011
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Guys, guess what, I've noticed peeps be asking me that I do more tutorials on tribal creatures and other objects. In this tutorial, we will be learning “how to draw a tribal dragonfly", step by step. I made this very easy and simple enough for any novice of tattoos to draw. Get yourself a decent pencil sketching set, as well as an eraser. If you've heard that saying “keep your pencil close but your eraser closer”, and there's a good reason for it! I use the undo button SO many times when I draw, so don't be tricked by the livestreams on how I always end up with a clean line art. It takes so many undos to result with decent looking line art, suitable for a tut. Anyways, I must move onto my other lessons that I've got up my sleeve. I hope you avid fans of tribal art will enjoy this brand new tutorial. Thanks so much for viewing and don't forget to post your rendition and to PM me your artwork link! Peace out and good luck!

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How to Draw a Tribal Dragonfly, Tribal Dragonfly

how to draw a tribal dragonfly, tribal dragonfly step 1

STEP 1.

First, let's set with the basic plane for the shape of our tattoo. You'll want to draw these guides as accurately as possible in order to further your success. I would recommend you to use a ruler or other straight object to create perfect or semi-perfect guides. Please note to draw them lightly as well.
 
how to draw a tribal dragonfly, tribal dragonfly step 2

STEP 2.

Then, let's go ahead and take our time to sketch the initial shape of the dragonfly before we jump into the design of the wings and streamers.
 
how to draw a tribal dragonfly, tribal dragonfly step 3

STEP 3.

Next, let's jump into sketching the first two sets of wings. This is essential to creating the rest of the dragonfly because of the establishment of the upper set. You'll see what I mean later on.
 
how to draw a tribal dragonfly, tribal dragonfly step 4

STEP 4.

We'll start sketching the last set of the first pair of wings. Sketch this tapered shorter than the previous ones.
 
how to draw a tribal dragonfly, tribal dragonfly step 5

STEP 5.

Lastly, sketch in the lower streamer wings that will accent this tribal tattoo quite nicely. Take your time with each edge and shape.
 
how to draw a tribal dragonfly, tribal dragonfly step 6

STEP 6.

With further expansion to perfecting your drawing, you should have something similar to this. Maybe inking your lines with a black marker or pen would be ideal for nice black lines. I hope you've enjoyed! Stay tuned for more shiz!