Today’s tutorial will be over how to draw a dragonfly. This one has been requested by several of you, and for good reason. Dragonflies are one of my favorite little creatures, so let’s not waste any more time!
What you’ll need:
The first step to drawing your dragonfly is to give it something to stand on. In this case, I drew a blade of grass. However, your dragonfly could be standing on a branch, a leaf, a rock, or whatever else you can think of.
To get its body started, we are going to divide the dragonfly into three shapes. A small circle for the head, an oval which is about twice the size for the body, and a long thin shape for the “tail”.
On either side of our dragonfly, we are going to draw two wings. Each of these wings should be about as long as the entire length of the dragonfly’s body.
To keep the dragonfly looking like it is in the resting position, draw the wings pointing downward slightly.
Dragonflies, like all insects, have six legs. But, usually four are much larger and more visible, therefore we will leave the other two out.
Draw the dragonfly’s legs in three sections, bent around to grab the blade of grass.
We are now going to divide the dragonfly’s head into three parts. Two large ovals on either side of its head for eyes, as well as another circle of equal size which will be the dragonfly’s mouth.
Now that you have the basics of the body of your dragonfly drawn, we can start to add a little detail.
As shown in the image on the left, draw in several thin lines that run the length of the wings, to give them veins.
Also, to keep the wings looking transparent, don’t erase any lines that cross through them, like the outline from the body, and blade of grass.
At this point your dragonfly is pretty much complete. All that is left to do is to add a little bit of detail to the body, in the form of a few black stripes, and add a little shading to the eyes.
That’s that. One dragonfly! I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Don’t forget to comment and like us on Facebook.