Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Butterfly (Blue Morpho)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a very small oval near the middle of the page as a guide for the blue morpho butterfly's upper body or thorax. The oval doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Be sure to leave enough room on the sides for the big wings.
Step 2: Draw a small curved line or arc on top of the thorax as a guide for the blue morpho butterfly's head.
Step 3: Draw a long U-shaped line under the thorax as a guide for the lower half of the blue morpho butterfly's body or abdomen. The abdomen should be a little longer than the length of the thorax and head combined.
Step 4: Draw a long curved line on either side of the thorax, at the top, as a guide for the first part of the forewing. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. Butterflies have long wings in relation to their bodies, so make these guide lines long. As you draw the line on the right, try to make it as similar as you can to the one on the left for symmetry.
Step 5: Draw a horizontal line on either side of the thorax as guides for the lower part of the blue morpho butterfly's forewings. Pay attention to the length of these lines and make them as symmetrical as you can.