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 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
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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.
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.
Step 3: Now using a black brush pen or marker, add black details onto the butterfly. This black contrasts so beautifully against the water coloring and makes the illustration pop!
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!
ALSO READ: HOW TO DRAW BANNERS IN 6 EASY STEPS WITH FREE PRINTABLE GUIDES
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 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 step by step easy in rainbow colors
Add all the whimsical colors of the rainbow and enjoy this Rainbow Butterfly Painting Video!
How to Draw a Butterfly 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.
Hop along the links below to enjoy many more Springs themed craft ideas from Team Creative Crafts! All projects are Valentine-themed but so different and unique!
- Laura from Me and My Inklings has created DIY Twine Flowers on a Wreath for Spring Décor
- Smitha from Smiling Colors is sharing a tutorial How to Draw and Color a Butterfly
- Shani from Sunshine and Munchkins has created Springtime Preschool Activity Pages
- Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life is sharing a set of Watercolor Inspired Garden Stickers
- Justine from Little Dove Blog has created the sweetest DIY Fairytale Signpost for the garden
- Erica from 5 Little Monsters is sharing a set of Flower Painted Rocks that are quick and easy
- Kelsey from Poofy Cheeks has created Floral Front Door Décor Welcome Sign for Spring
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