How to Draw a Realistic Monarch Butterfly

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Monarch Butterfly in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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

Step 1: first let's draw the head. Draw a diamond shape with a bump in the middle for eyes. 

Step 2: Next add the antenna, which are two long curved lines from the top of the head. 

Step 3: For the body, draw a sausage shape under the head and draw lots of horizontal lines on it for segments.

Step 4: Now you're ready to start the top wings. Draw two triangle shapes coming out of the body. Decorate them with lots of circles and patterns. 

Step 5: Next draw the bottom wings, by drawing two teardrop shapes under the top wings. Decorate these in the same way. 

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

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