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How to draw a dragonfly. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

When drawing a dragonfly, take a sharper pencil, because the lines of the dragonfly drawing should be very thin and clear. Once the drawing is finished, the drawing of a dragonfly can be colored with colored pencils. You can also draw grass and flowers, or make a background.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Step 1. Draw the initial contours of the dragonfly

For the initial sketch, you first need to draw the main contour - the body of a dragonfly in the form of an oval. From the front, draw a circle for the head and a long tail line.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step 1. Draw the initial contours of the dragonfly

Step 2. Draw the contours of the wings of a dragonfly

First, draw a straight line for the wings. It runs exactly in the middle of the body. Just pay attention, it runs at an angle, from the upper right corner of the sheet to the lower left. The second contour lines of the wings go slightly backward. On the edge of the dragonfly's tail, make a small preliminary marking.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step 2. Draw the contours of the wings of a dragonfly

Step 3. Draw the general outline of the dragonfly

If you have made the primary contours accurately, then it will not be difficult to draw a dragonfly further. First, connect the head of the dragonfly with its body, draw the shape of the tail, and only after that start drawing the wings.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step 3. Draw the general outline of the dragonfly

Step 4. Draw the shape of the dragonfly's torso and wings

In this step, finalize the lines for the dragonfly's torso and wings. Just extend the lines of the wings and erase the extra contour lines from the dragonfly drawing with an eraser.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step 4. Draw the shape of the dragonfly's torso and wings

Step 5. Draw the dragonfly's legs

Draw the four legs and eyes on the head. The dragonfly has a unique vision, instead of two ordinary eyes, her whole head is solid eyes, thanks to which she sees everything around her.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step 5. Draw the dragonfly's legs

Step 6. How to draw shadows add volume to the dragonfly drawing

In the final stage, the dragonfly picture only needs to be tinted with a soft, simple pencil. The wings of a dragonfly are transparent with veins, so we will draw only veins. The tail will be darker on top, leaving the abdomen light. Circle the eyes on the head with clear contours and shade a little with a pencil. In my drawing, I decided to put the dragonfly onto the grass photo.

How to draw a dragonfly. Step 6. How to draw shadows add volume to the dragonfly drawing

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