Simple Butterfly Drawing

Try this simple butterfly drawing. It’s easy, fun, pretty and perfect for beginners.

Easy Butterfly Drawing

The humble butterfly. Cute as a fuzzy caterpillar, unusual in it’s cocoon and loved by all (well, most) post metamorphis phase as a fuzzy bug with oversized, very colorful wings.

One of the most dramatic changes you’ll see in the insect world, today we will learn to draw the most simplified version of a butterfly. If you’re a little more advanced with your drawings, then I have a tutorial on how to draw a butterfly on a flower here, and also one about drawing funky cartoon butterflies here.

But for now… onward with the easiest,  simple butterfly drawing in the world!

Nicola xx

Ps: Don’t forget all artwork on this site is original art created by me. I’d love you to recreate it and share your stuff on social, just remember to tag me @milansmischief  on social (and no commercial resale allowed. Thanks!)

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Here Is How To Draw A Simple Butterfly Drawing

Alrighty, grab your pencil and paper and get ready to draw this simple butterfly step-by-step.

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1. Start With the Body

Start with an elongated oval for the body. You can break the body up into three parts if you like, but to keep things really easy, just draw it all in one. It will still look amazing, don’t worry!


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2. Draw the Top Wings

Draw two rounded shapes sticking out from the upper half of the butterfly’s body. The tricky bit is to get both wings to look the same size and shape. 

HINT! If you’re drawing with a tablet you can copy and paste the wings once you have drawn one side.

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3. Add the Bottom Wings

A cute way to draw bottom wings is the have them peeping out from underneath the top wings. This gives your drawing a bit of depth.

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4. Add Some Cute Antennae

You can make your antennae as simple as two wiggly lines if you want, or draw circles on the end like I did here.

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5. Let’s Make It Pretty!

Let’s have some fun with this step and draw some pretty circles and other patterns onto our butterfly wings. You can draw anything you like!

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6. Color In Your Butterfly

Now for the best bit, coloring in! I used three shades of blue to keep my simple butterfly drawing looking interesting, but still color co-ordinated. Then I did the same in other colors as you can see in the GIF at the top of the page.

So fun!

I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial. Don’t forget to tell me what you want to draw next in the comments below and subscribe to my YouTube channel for lots of fun drawing vids.

Nicola x

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