How to draw a butterfly

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In this tutorial, I have now taught you to draw butterflies in 16 easy steps. I assume you are a newbie so I made this tutorial as easy as possible. If are follow my all steps you will be able to draw a beautiful butterfly.

We need :

So let’s collect drawing materials or tools. I give a list of drawing tools you can use them.

  1. Paper or sketchbook
  2. 2B or HB Pencil
  3. Eraser
  4. pencil sharpener
How to draw a butterfly
How to draw a butterfly

Step by Step butterfly drawing

For your convenience, this drawing guide we shown in 16 steps. In every step, we draw a small part of the butterfly for you better understand.

Step: 1

In the first step, we start by drawing the thorax of the butterfly. Just draw similar to my image below.

How to draw a butterfly step 1
How to draw a butterfly step 1

Step: 2

Now we draw the head shape of a butterfly. Draw a circular type shape and follow my drawing. Try to draw similar to me.

How to draw a butterfly step 2
How to draw a butterfly step 2

Step: 3

Now we draw the abdomen. Draw a shape similar to my drawing.

How to draw a butterfly step 3
How to draw a butterfly step 3

Step: 4

Draw four-line for butterfly wings. All lines draw one by one. You can change some style as you want.

How to draw a butterfly step 4
How to draw a butterfly step 4

Step: 5

joint cure shape line to the first wing to the second wing. Then draw the second wing outer line follow by my drawing.

How to draw a butterfly step 5
How to draw a butterfly step 5

Step: 6

In step six we draw 3rd wing outer line. First, draw a small straight line then draw four curve lines, and the end part draws a straight line and joint to the fourth line.

How to draw a butterfly step 6
How to draw a butterfly step 6

Step: 7

Draw tow line from the head for antenna of butterfly.

butterfly drawing step 7
butterfly drawing step 7

Step: 8

End of the antenna draws some thick part.

How to draw a butterfly step 8
How to draw a butterfly step 8

Step: 9

Draw all lines in the wing of the butterfly as similar to my drawing.

How to draw a butterfly step 9
How to draw a butterfly step 9

Step: 10

Now we draw a second cross line for our butterfly wing design.

draw of butterfly step 10
draw of butterfly step 10

Step: 11

The first and second wings need to draw some circles on wings. Then you have to draw the circle again inside that circle. Drawing the design of the lower part of the first and second wings

draw of butterfly step 11
draw of butterfly step 11

Step: 12

Now we drawing the eye of the butterfly. Draw a circle on the head then fill up the circle by pencil leave some part of the circle.

draw of butterfly step 12
draw of butterfly step 12

Step: 13

Now fill up linear the circle and some part with a pencil. You can follow my drawing which parts need to fill up.

draw of butterfly step 13
draw of butterfly step 13

Step: 14

Drawing cross line on the thorax.

draw of butterfly step 14
draw of butterfly step 14

Step: 15

Now drawing some shade lines on the abdomen of the butterfly.

draw of butterfly step 15
draw of butterfly step 15

Step: 16

Drawing two-leg in the joint of abdomen and thorax part.

How to draw a butterfly step 16
How to draw a butterfly step 16

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Suban Kundu
I believe drawing is not only about its creativity but it gives you a happy life. I am an engineer, an artist, and a blogger. I have more than a 10-year drawing experience. I am sharing my experience with beginners how can draw the best easy ways. This blog website I post how to draw and I am trying to show the best drawing tips.
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