How to draw a dragonfly using a pencil

We continue to study insects. In previous articles we talked about how to draw a bee and an ant and today we will depict a dragonfly.
The body of the dragonfly is interesting. Let’s remember the iridescent transparent wings that each dragonfly has, which are of the different colors. But the most interesting are the eyes of these insects – the main organ of orientation of the dragonfly in the surrounding space. In addition, the eyes cover almost the entire area around the insect and the head can turn in any direction.

It’s a little bit harder to draw a dragonfly because it has a lot of small details but we have prepared detailed instruction with pictures. So you will certainly succeed

You need:
1

Auxiliary lines

At the first stage, draw auxiliary lines. They are very important because the dragonfly has a symmetrical body. The lines must be equal, of the same length. You can use the ruler.
Auxiliary lines

2

Body

Under the horizontal line we begin to draw the body of the dragonfly which consists of seven ovals. Each next oval must be smaller than the previous one. Draw the last oval a little more elongated.Body

3

Head and eyes

Draw the head and eyes above the horizontal line. The head must be slightly smaller than the eyes.
Head and eyes

Draw a pair of smaller eyes at the top.
Head and eyes

4

Remove the unnecessary lines

Gently erase unnecessary lines, leaving only the body of the dragonfly.
Remove the unnecessary lines

5

Antennas

Draw the short antennas, connect them with the eyes.
Antennas

6

Head details

Draw a pattern on the head using very small circles, add the nose and the pupils.
Head details

7

Wings

Draw the left pair of wings. Start from the head. The upper wing must be bigger, the lower one must be uneven and slightly smaller.
Wings

Remember that the dragonfly has a pattern on the wings. It resembles glued shards. That’s why, the pattern can be different.
Wings

Similarly, draw the right pair of wings. The wings must be of equal size.
Wings

8

Last details

Add small details on the head and eyes of the insect.
Last details

9

Coloring

As we have said, the dragonfly can be of any color. The body is colored in darker shades, the wings are light but not of bright colors. The eyes can be colored with bright unusual colors.
Coloring

10

Collage

Collage

Video



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