Butterfly Drawings

Let Your Creativity Fly in Easy Steps

While working on some ultra cool Butterfly drawings, we can take pride in the fact that we are celebrating the divine metamorphosis and evolved beauty of the butterfly, one of nature’s most radiant creatures.

Translation: When butterflies start out as caterpillars, they are really, truly funny looking, and that's putting it nicely. Big props to the butterfly for turning things around so successfully, emerging out of the ultimate "awkward period" to become one of the loveliest art objects in modern culture.

We see butterflies on greeting cards, art and movie posters, paintings, print advertisements, book covers, promotional fliers, skin art, note cards and even business cards. Images of these winged beings are often used in poems and song lyrics, to express warm feelings and deep sentiments.

These small but clearly influential creatures are seen as symbols of love, romance, remembrance, friendship, life change, and of course natural beauty. And you yourself will have a beautiful career if you master the art of Butterfly drawings.

From the business owner who wants to see a butterfly as part of their new corporate logo, to the uber-rich businessperson who would like to own a one of a kind designer butterfly pin as a piece of costume jewelry, to the female rocker who wants a butterfly tat, any number of your clients will demand renderings of this magnificent insect (and who indeed ever thought an insect could be described as 'magnificent?')

So are you ready to learn how to turn out some gorgeous Butterfly drawings? Luckily it’s pretty easy:

  • Draw a small baseball. You read right; the head of a butterfly, with its miniscule dimensions and eyes positioned at the direct opposite sides of its face (like the rounded stitches of a baseball), looks a bit like a sports ball.
  • Draw a French fry beneath the baseball. OK, now you just think we’re certifiable, don’t you? Seriously, though, the body of a typical caterpillar or butterfly resembles a French fry, with ridged circles placed on top of one another and merged to create this unique form.
  • Add two small, angled curves atop the head, to simulate butterfly antennae.
  • Wings can be drawn in many wonderful ways. If you are drawing a side view of a butterfly, just pen a shape that resembles a clover or a flame. For a front view, draw two contoured arches extending from both sides of the butterfly, adorning the arches with lines and shadings to give the wings texture; to achieve a look of delicacy and lacy, regal elegance.
  • Your favorite part of this drawing will probably be its coloring; butterflies glow in their diversity and luminous radiance, so you can color this creature any way you like. 
  •  Whether you draw a delicate, tiny winged creature of pink or jade blue, or a noble monarch in gold and lavender, you can make your butterfly a thing of true beauty. Especially when you compare it to that kinda cute but aesthetically challenged caterpillar.

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