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Uploaded: May 14, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: March 22, 2011
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What is one of the prettiest insects in the world? I know what you're saying to yourself “insects?”. I mean, when you hear the word bug or insect, some of us automatically get a mental image of an ant, beetle, black fly, flies, or something else that is completely annoying or disgusting. I'm not talking about skeevie bugs, I'm talking about butterflies. I wanted to do a tutorial on something in simple form, that everyone would enjoy. So, this next lesson is going to show you "how to draw a simple butterfly", step by step. The realistic butterfly that I drew and submitted a few days ago came out to be really sweet. I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had when I drew this winged insect. I can remember growing up as a child, and all I was fascinated with at one point was butterflies. The many different sizes, shapes, and colors that these bold looking creatures come in, was simply amazing to me. After a while I grew out of the whole concept, and switched to loving dragons. I figure it like this, going from loving butterflies to dragons is just an upgrade in preference. Like the butterfly, dragons have long bodies, and big beautiful wings. One thing you can say about these two totally different species is, no matter how disgusting, or ugly one may be, the wings of a dragon or butterfly are always so beautiful. Anyway, I think you guys will love this lesson that will teach you in easy detail, "how to draw a simple butterfly". When you are done, you can color in your pretty drawing, and add all the wonderful summer shades you like. I however will be back in a jiffy with more lessons on the way for you all to explore and enjoy. Peace out people!

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How to Draw a Simple Butterfly

how to draw a simple butterfly step 1

STEP 1.

Okay, the title says it all, this is going to be a very simple drawing tutorial that will teach you to draw a butterfly, easily. Start with a small circle for the head of the insect. Draw a straight vertical line from the head for the body, and then draw two semi arched lines which will be for the top of the wings.
 
how to draw a simple butterfly step 2

STEP 2.

What you will do here is draw out the outlined image of a butterfly like you see here. This includes, the wings, head, and body.
 
how to draw a simple butterfly step 3

STEP 3.

Next, draw the exact same wing shape within the butterfly wings. This will give you the border or framing that the wings are outlined with. When that is done, draw two curly antenna. Remember, this is a simple version of a butterfly.
 
how to draw a simple butterfly step 4

STEP 4.

For your last drawing step, all you have to do is draw in some design patterns on the wings. You can play with the marking shapes, and their sizes. Erase the guidelines and one shape that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a simple butterfly step 5

STEP 5.

When all is said and done your butterfly should come out looking like the one you see here. It's now time to have even more fun coloring in your simple butterfly drawing!