How to draw a butterfly


    A butterfly basically consists of three shapes, a triangle, oval and a cone. So what you need to do is sketch out these shapes like below and then position them like in sample 2.

    Step 2:

    The shapes are to be used as a guide and now that you have the basic shape down you can start to add detail. So now what you need to do is erase the lines that overlap like in sample 3, and using the shapes as a guide you can draw in your own wing and body shapes.

    Step 3:

    Now erase the guide and add a pattern within the wings like in sample 6.

    Step 4:

    It is important to have a clean image before you start to add color.  So you may want to consider drawing around the whole image with a much neater line and erase any unwanted lines or marks, like in sample 7.