Learn to Make Butterfly Drawing

On seeing colourful butterflies, do you also think of creating them on paper? But you don’t have any idea, how to make a beautiful butterfly drawing? Scroll through this stepwise tutorial to get an overview of the process.

Here you will get a 5-step tutorial for drawing and colouring the butterfly.

These colourful butterflies catches everyone’s eyes. You can create this on your sketchbook or drawing sheet to hang it on the wall – you will get much appreciation.

Supplies You Might Need

  • Pencil – I uses Artline pencils for my artworks, it comes with different grades.
  • Kneadable Eraser – For removing dirty stuff and lightning the value of shading these gummy erasers are very useful.
  • Sketchbook – A quality sketchbook.
  • Mechanical Pencil – 0.5mm mechanical pencils for drawing fine and precise lines.
  • Fixative Spray – For protection of art from smudging.
  • Blending Stump – Paper stumps for smooth blending.
  • Pencil Color – Its thick cores are perfect for shading and shadows.
  • Acrylic Color – This set of acrylic paint has all the necessary colors to paint anything.
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Let’s move ahead to create it with the easiest steps possible.

Step 1- Vertically divide the paper into two equal parts, then draw the butterfly’s head & below it draw his thorax & abdomen on the vertical line.

Butterfly thorax drawing

Step 2 – Now make upper wings on both sides of the butterfly body.

Butterfly fore wings

Step 3 – Now make lower wings on both sides of the butterfly body, similar to rose petals.

Butterfly body structure drawing

Step 4 – Moving ahead decorate the butterfly upper & lower wings using some circles & wing veins, then over its head draw the antenna. Finally, the butterfly drawing is completed.

Butterfly body with designs

Step 5 – In the final step, paint the butterfly, using bright red colour & make patterns using yellow, orange, black & purple.

Coloured butterfly drawing

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Butterfly complete drawing steps

I hope, you have liked this step by step tutorial of the butterfly drawing. Make sure to bookmark this page for future reference.

You can also check this post on “Cute Little Krishna Drawing Step by Step Tutorial

Keep Drawing!

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