How to Draw a Monarch Butterfly Head

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Monarch Butterfly Head in 10 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Monarch Butterfly Head - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by drawk a curved line with short dashes on either end for the top of the head.

Step 2: Draw a half moon shape on the left side, and a crescent shape on the right, for the eyes.

Step 3: From the bottom of the left eye, draw a "U" shape using lots of short dashed lines for the furry mouth.

Step 4: Draw another furry mouth from the bottom of the right eye, just like in the previous step.

Step 5: Resting between each mouth, draw two curved "U" shaped lines, one within the other, for the probiscus.

Step 6: Between the left furry mouth and the proboscis, add a curved line, or a half egg shape.

Step 7: Next to each eye, draw a short curved line for detail. On top of the head, beside each eye, draw a long curved line that moves out and away from the head. On the top center of the head, draw a half egg shape.

Step 8: Shade in both eyes, leaving a small white space around the edges, as well as a small triangle in each. Between the eyes, add a "W" shape with dashed lines going up from the tips of each side.

Step 9: Shade in the proboscis.

Step 10: On the head, next to the right antenna, draw a tight, curved, zig-zag line going back for the furry body.

Step 11: Your monarch butterfly is now finished!

How to Draw a Monarch Butterfly Head - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Monarch Butterfly Head – Step-by-Step Tutorial