In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Baby Monarch Butterfly in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw a Baby Monarch Butterfly - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: First draw the head by making a rectangle with rounded sides.
Step 2: Next we'll add a big eye and shade it in. Then draw a short curved Proboscis. This is what the butterfly uses to gather nectar from flowers!
Step 3: Now we'll outline the thorax. That’s just a fancy word for upper body
Step 4: Draw six legs along the thorax and make sure they have three joints each.
Step 5: Next draw the upper and lower wing, one in front of the other.
Step 6: Now we can draw the abdomen. This means the lower body of the Butterfly. Draw an oval underneath the wings and divide it into 6 sections.
Step 7: Draw the patterns on the edge of the wings that you can see in the picture. It's these patterns that make butterflies so pretty!
Step 8: Keep drawing the rest of the patterns on the wings as shown.
Step 9: Now we can add the last part of our Butterfly! Draw two lines on the top of the head to make antennae and you're all done!