How to Draw a Simple Dragonfly for Kids

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Dragonfly For Kids in 7 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Dragonfly For Kids - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Dragonflies are known for their long, skinny bodies and broad, strong wings. Begin your dragonfly by drawing a circle for the head.

Step 2: Draw the dragonfly's thorax as a circular loop on the back of the head. Make the loop a little bit smaller than the head.

Step 3: Draw the dragonfly's long abdomen, which looks like a tail, as an elongated ellipse attached to the back of the thorax.

Step 4: Draw the right wing as a large, broad ellipse pointing up from the thorax and a smaller, slightly narrower ellipse pointing backward at an upward angle.

Step 5: Draw the right wings as two elliptical curves angled forward.

Step 6: Draw the five legs of the dragonfly that can been seen at this angle as bent lines attached to the thorax you drew in step 2.

Step 7: Draw the dragonfly's big eyes as shaded circles. Make sure you leave white dots in the top right of the eyes to show reflection. Add an upward-curving line for the mouth.

How to Draw a Dragonfly for Kids - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Dragonfly for Kids – Step-by-Step Tutorial