Sunday, June 17, 2012

How to Draw A Monarch Butterfly Lesson and Worksheet

  How To Draw A Monarch Butterfly, is an easy project the young artist will be proud of.

How to Draw A Monarch Butterfly
Butterflies are beautiful creatures and easy to draw. If you take your time and do a little on each side of each wing and keep going back and forth the butterfly will look very realistic.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT; If your drawings do not turn out the way you want do not give up learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try a few projects for ideas.

To print the how to draw a butterfly worksheet below just highlight and send to your printer, set the preferences to greyscale so you get the shadows in the illustration. If you have problems try dragging the image to your desktop and printing from there. See the how to print tab for more suggestions  or try one of the updated links below.

Printable How to Draw a Monarch Butterfly Worksheet

Here are two links that have been modified to print better.

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in universal portable format.


The first lines make the basic shape. Start with a curve for the front of the wing. Halfway across draw a line down to mark where the body goes.  Draw two lines going down and out like an upside down "V" these start just below where the neck would be.

The back of the wing is six short curving lines connected together. Start from the outside edge of the wing and draw a little of each one. Go back and forth between the wing to be sure to keep everything matching.

Draw the wing patterns evenly by copying back and forth on each side as you go; if you try to do all one side then the other wing it won't match.  The top wing has a line going out away from the body to the tip and then three lines going down from it. The bottom wing has a teardrop shaped line next to the big dividing line, (that dividing line is a wide line). There are three teardrop-shaped lines coming off the first going downward.

There are two rows of dots at the back edge. You might try to draw a row of figure "8"s to get them even. On the tip of the wing are four rows of dots the second row has three big dots.

Color the outline black. Try a sharpie. Color the wings orange and red. The dots say white except for the three big dots at the edge.  Color the background blue or green.
An illustration of a butterfly for a drawing lesson
Illustration for How To Draw a Monarch Butterfly

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