How to Draw a Butterfly

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STEP 1. In this first step you will be drawing out the basic frame of a butterfly. First start by drawing four horizontal lines for the top, upper mid section, middle, and bottom. Next draw two vertical lines to help you keep the sides of the lower wings uniform. Now draw the outline of the wings using the guidelines to help you. Now you can draw parts of the butterflies inner body like the end part which is really the stomach if you remember from the description part of the tutorial.   STEP 2. Now this step should be very short and simple to accomplish. All you have to do is outline the frame of the wings to give them a nice ripple look to give the illusion of realism. Now what you do after you sketch that out is lightly sketch the inside of the body of the butterfly by drawing the outer frame.   STEP 3. Now in this step you will spend the most time sketching and drawing out the entire pattern of the marks over the wings. This will take you several minutes to complete. How you want to start this step is by drawing the bigger patterns first then draw out the smaller ones until you com to the ends of the wings and they just turn into circle shapes. After you finally get that done you can go ahead and erase all the guidelines and sketch marks and move to the next step.   STEP 4. Here is the final step, which is the finished sketch. All that is left to do is use your imagination and color the monarch butterfly in. After all you took the time to draw it out now pleasure yourself by coloring him in. See you next time fellow artist.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4.