How to draw a dragonfly step by step | Easy insect drawing

How to draw a dragonfly with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy drawings for kids and beginners.


How to draw a dragonfly step by step

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

Video produced by channel: HTDraw

You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

Start by drawing a small circle. This will form the dragonfly’s head. Below the circle, draw a small oval. This forms the thorax, or midsection, of the insect.

Step 2

Below the oval, draw a larger, elongated oval with a slightly pointed tip. This forms the belly or tail of the dragonfly.

Step 3

Draw wings. Extend a long and curved line from the top of the chest. Curve this line back until it meets the base of the thorax, completely enclosing the wing.

Step 4

Repeat this process on the opposite side to form the second wing. Again, using a long, curved line, join at both ends to the chest.

Step 5

Draw the lower wing. Again, you’ll extend a long, curved line from the chest, allowing it to fold in half to envelop the shape.

Step 6

Draw the last part of the dragonfly’s four wings. Extend a long, curved line from the chest and let it double in half to enclose the shape.

Step 7

Draw dragonfly eyes. To do so, draw two half circles in front of the head, using a short, curved line for each circle. Then draw the dragonfly’s front legs. For each front leg, extend a curved line from the junction of the head and chest. Notice the bend in the middle, forming a joint in the leg. Then, stretch a second curve roughly parallel to the first, allowing the lines to meet at the endpoints. Repeat on the double side.

Step 8

Add details to your dragonfly. Draw the veins on the wings using curved lines. For the upper wings, draw a long and curved line down the length of the wing. Then extend a few shorter curved lines from this line to the edge of the wing. For the lower wings, draw two curved lines down the length of each wing. Finally, texture the ribcage using short and curved lines.

Step 9

Indicates the division of the abdominal vertebrae by short, curved lines.

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