How to Draw a Butterfly Step by Step Easily

Spring is in the air and today I’m showing you How to Draw a Butterfly with many different examples! Whether you want a quick outline, a detailed painting or something in between – I think I have something for you.

How to Draw a Butterfly Blue

If you love drawing, try my other tutorials: How To Draw A Bird, How to Draw a Lily, How to Draw Banners and Simple Flower Drawing Tutorial

4 ways of Drawing Butterflies:

How to Draw a Butterfly easy step by step

Using just a black pen you can easily draw these butterflies onto any paper or sketchbook you already have.

how to make drawing of butterfly Video

Watch me draw or come and draw along with me with my Butterfly Drawing YouTube Video today!

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How to Draw a Butterfly Blue:

This blue butterfly is simply my favorite of all! Here is how you can paint/ draw it

Step 1: Use a few different blue color watercolor washes to draw out your basic butterfly shape. The different blues add a great variation and detail element.

how to draw a blue butterfly

Step 2: Once the paper is dry to the touch, use a fine liner pen to outline the butterfly shape and start drawing more details on top. Grab this printable here for a step-by-step guide.

Butterfly drawing

Step 3: Now using a black pen or marker, add black details onto the butterfly. This black contrasts so beautifully against the water coloring and makes the illustration pop!

Butterfly drawing step by step

Step 4: The last step is to add some finishing details like small white dots and dashes onto the wings. I used a chalk marker for that here, but any white pen will work!

how to draw a butterfly


How to Draw a Butterfly in flight

For this butterfly, we do not draw the wings symmetrically, instead, we only see one wing in the foreground and the other is seen partially behind.

How to Draw a Butterfly in flight

how to draw butterfly on a flower

Add a simple flower to your butterfly drawing to create a small scenery. The butterfly needs to be facing the flower or sitting atop the flower and will be seen in flight as above.

how to draw a butterfly on a flower

how to draw a butterfly step by step easy in rainbow colors

Add all the whimsical colors of the rainbow and enjoy this Rainbow Butterfly Painting Video!

rainbow butterfly painting with quote

butterflies drawing simple with colored pencils

To draw the butterfly with colored pencils, make sure that your pencil strokes are all in the direction of motion of the wings. The best way to get a seamless color blend is to overlap your pencil strokes.


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How to draw a butterfly 4 ways with printable

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