Learn to Draw and Paint a Butterfly

Bonnie Lecat, illustrator, designer, teacher

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9 Lessons (50m)
    • 1. Intro Learn to Draw and Paint a Butterfly

      1:33
    • 2. Supplies

      1:07
    • 3. Drawing Practice

      8:20
    • 4. Draw Your Butterfly to Scale and Transfer it onto your Painting Surface

      11:04
    • 5. Painting Practice

      5:42
    • 6. Painting your butterfly part 1

      8:03
    • 7. Painting your butterfly part 2

      7:07
    • 8. Painting your butterfly part 3

      6:38
    • 9. FINAL THOUGHTS

      0:47

About This Class

If you would like to learn how to draw and paint butterflies quickly and easily, this class is for you! I will show you an easy step by step process for drawing butterflies and then give you simple instructions for how to paint them with acrylic paints.

We will be painting a monarch butterfly in the lessons, but after completing the class, you should have mastered the skills necessary to paint any type of real or imaginary butterflies you like! I've included some bonus worksheets to download and print that will have you feeling confident and comfortable drawing your own butterflies in no time. 

Skills covered in the class include

  • how to use simple shapes to create a butterfly template that you can use again and again
  • how to draw realistic wing patterns
  • how to easily transfer a drawing onto a painting surface
  • how to blend acrylic paints

The class also includes free downloadable worksheets and reference for you to use during class and print and use whenever you want to create some new butterfly designs or paintings. 

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I hope to see you in class!