How to Draw a Simple Cute Butterfly

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Learn how to draw a great looking Simple Cute Butterfly with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Simple Cute Butterfly.

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Complete Simple Cute Butterfly drawing
Complete Simple Cute Butterfly drawing

Would you like to learn how to draw a simple cute butterfly? This easy insect drawing guide is here to show you how. Get ready for an adorable overload as you sketch this simple cute butterfly outline.

Butterflies are beautiful to look at. They are harmless insects - they cannot bite. And they seem to float slowly and effortlessly as they travel from flower to flower.

But butterflies are much more than pretty things. They play an important role as pollinators - animals that help plants reproduce as they carry pollen between flowers.

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Why are pollinators important? Without them, many types of plants would soon die out - including plants that we use for food.

Pollinators are threatened by the widespread use of pesticides and the destruction of natural habitats. What can you do to help butterflies and other pollinators, such as bees, hummingbirds, and bats?

You can plant a butterfly garden that includes native wildflowers. If you want to do more, create a water source and put up butterfly houses, bat houses, and bee houses. Finally, you can spread the word by sketching this simple cute butterfly!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cute Caterpillar, Fence, and Flower Garden.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Simple Cute Butterfly

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

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin your simple cute butterfly outline by drawing a "C" shaped line. This will form the bottom of the butterfly's head.

Easy Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 2

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Extend two curved lines below the head. Double back the tip of each line. This will become the butterfly's furry thorax or midsection.

Easy Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 3

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Extend a curved line from each line drawn in the previous stem. Double them back at the tips to form sharp points.

Easy Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 4

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw a curved line, continuing one side of the simple cute butterfly's thorax.

Easy Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 5

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Draw a curved line on the opposite side to completely enclose the thorax, forming a gentle point at the bottom.

Easy Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 6

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Detail and complete the simple cute butterfly's face and head. Draw two partial ovals to form the eyes. Draw a thick curved line across each, and extend the line beyond the shape of the head.

This forms the eyelid and eyelashes. Draw a circle within a circle inside each eye, and shade between them to indicate the pupils. Then, draw a curved line to connect the eyes, fully enclosing the circle of the butterfly's head.

Easy Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 7

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Draw the long, curly antennae. Extend two curved lines from the butterfly's head. The lines, though they do not touch at the top, should suggest a heart shape. Draw an oval at the tip of each antenna.

Add More Details to Your Simple Cute Butterfly Picture - Step 8

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Next, outline the butterfly's magnificent wings. Use long curved lines to trace the rounded triangle shapes of the upper wings.

Then, use a series of curved lines to create the heart shapes of the lower wings. Draw an oval on each wingtip, and ornament the wings with narrow, curved triangles.

Complete the Outline of Your Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing - Step 9

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Complete your simple cute butterfly outline by drawing the abdomen. From the thorax, extend two curved lines and allow them to meet at a sharp point. Enclose several curved shapes to texture the abdomen.

Color Your Simple Cute Butterfly Drawing

Simple Cute Butterfly step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your simple cute butterfly cartoon. Butterflies sport many different colors and patterns. Will it be orange and black like a monarch butterfly? Green and black like the birdwing butterfly? Or will you create your own unique design?

For more great Cute cartoons drawing tutorials, see the 51 Cute cartoons Drawing Ideas for Kids post.

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