How to Draw a Rainbow Butterfly

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Learn how to draw a great looking Rainbow Butterfly with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Rainbow Butterfly drawing.

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10
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Butterflies come in a rainbow of colors. This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial contains all the colors of the rainbow. It will help you master the rainbow butterfly outline in no time.

Did you know? The beautiful colors on butterflies' wings are made up of tiny scales.

Be careful if you catch a butterfly, because you don't want to rub off the powdery scales with your hand. The butterfly needs them in order to fly!

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You can attract a rainbow of real butterflies to your yard or windowsill by planting a butterfly garden. Monarch butterflies need milkweed plants in order to lay their eggs.

Other plants that attract butterflies include butterfly bush, phlox, coneflowers, lantanas, marigolds, and lavender.

Would you like to learn how to draw a rainbow butterfly? Grab your crayons and your colored pencils. It's time to sketch a flying flower!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Snail, Ladybug, and Dragonfly.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Rainbow Butterfly

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How to Draw a Great Looking Rainbow Butterfly for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the rainbow butterfly outline by drawing the butterfly's body. First, draw two small ovals to form the eyes. Use curved lines to enclose a circle around them. This is the butterfly's head.

Then, use curved lines to enclose the oval-shaped thorax or midsection. Extend a curved line below it and double it back on itself.

Easy Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 2

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Extend two long curved lines from the top of the head, and draw an oval at the end of each. These are the butterfly's club-shaped antennae. Band the midsection with curved lines. Then, extend a long curved line below it and double it back upon itself to enclose the abdomen.

Easy Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 3

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use long curved lines to outline the heart like shape of the butterfly's wings.

Easy Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 4

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw the wings on the opposite side, a mirror image of the first.

Easy Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 5

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Next, detail the patterns on the wings. Use wavy curved lines to draw heartlike shapes on the upper and lower wings. Then, connect the two shapes using a partial oval.

Easy Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 6

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Detail the wings on the opposite side, creating a mirror image of the first pattern.

Easy Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 7

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use curved lines to draw additional heart shapes within each of the butterfly's four wings.

Add More Details to Your Rainbow Butterfly Picture - Step 8

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Enclose more heart shapes and irregular oval shapes on each of the wings.

Complete the Outline of Your Rainbow Butterfly Drawing - Step 9

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your rainbow butterfly outline by drawing small ovals and curved lines within each wing section.

Color Your Rainbow Butterfly Drawing

Rainbow Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon of a rainbow-winged butterfly. Remember to use all the colors of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet.

Easy, step by step Rainbow Butterfly drawing tutorial
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