How to Draw a Dragonfly
Do you think that you're not able to draw such a beautiful dragonfly or draw a Butterfly as in my picture? Let's try! Just take a sharp pencil because the lines must be thin. If you draw a dragonfly with me, step by step, you'll get an excellent drawing. At the end of the lesson you can paint your picture and draw a background, so your dragonfly will be very realistic like in photos.
At first you should draw the main contour. It will be the oval-shaped body. In front of it draw a circle. It will be the head of your dragonfly. Then draw a long line for the dragonfly's tail.
At first draw a straight line that passes through the middle of the dragonfly's body. But pay attention to the fact that the line is oblique. It starts at the upper right-hand corner of the paper and ends at the bottom left-hand corner. I think that you are able to draw the second line for the wings without my comments. Then make a preliminary marking at the end of the tail.
If you've done everything right, it will be easy for you to continue drawing your dragonfly. Start with simple things. Connect the head with the body, draw the contour of the tail and then start drawing the wings.
Everything you need at this stage is to draw the body and wings of your dragonfly. There is no sense in commenting, just prolong the lines of the wings and erase all the guidelines. Now you see that it is easy to draw a dragonfly in pencil if you do it step by step.
Yes, it's the last step of our lesson because our dragonfly is almost ready. If you paint your drawing with colour pencils now, the 6th step won't be required. Now you should draw 4 limbs and eyes on the head. Dragonflies have excellent eyesight. They can see everything around them thanks to specific structure of their eyes.
At the last step of our lesson you should shade your drawing of dragonfly using a soft pencil. The wings are transparent. Just draw some veins on them. The tail must be dark and the body is fair. Outline the eyes of the dragonfly and shade them. But your drawing will be more beautiful if you paint it with colour pencils and draw a bluish background. You can also draw Flowers around your dragonfly, etc.