This entry was posted in Step-by-Step and tagged Dragonfly on May 23, 2010 by maple.
Dragonflies do have antennae, but they’re very tiny (not very much bigger than the other hairs around its head). In most pictures of dragonflies, the antennae aren’t even noticeable unless it’s zoomed in very close. Dragonflies have incredible eyesight and don’t rely much on feeling and smelling with their antennae (like many other insects do).
Draw a big, medium, and small circle on top of each other (like a skinny snowman).
Here you can learn step-by-step how to draw a top view of a dragonfly.
Draw two bowl shapes in the head to create the eyes. Then draw the abdomen by making two long lines coming out of the bottom of the thorax, connected by a curve (it will look like a very long, skinny letter U).
Here’s a short 36 second video on Drawing an Dragonfly step-by-step.
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Connect the ends of the top lines to the top circle to create the top wings. Connect the bottom lines to the bottom of the top wings (about a third away from the body).
Even though dragonflies possess 6 legs, they are not capable of walking. Dragonflies are valuable predators that eat mosquitoes, and other small insects like flies, bees, ants, and butterflies. They are usually found around lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands because their nymphs are aquatic.
Dragonflies can be found all over the world, with more than 5,000 described species. The males of some of its species are territorial, defending their domain from other males who enter.
In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Dragonfly in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Dragonfly.
Draw a curved line over the top of the body, touching both of the top wings. Next, draw a larger curved line over that one, connecting to the ends of the previous line, to create the head. On the very top, add a very small curved line.
Wow! i made a dragonfly pendant last week.. a quick question, don’t dragonflies have antenna?
Step 8: Finalize the wings by adding the webbing details, this finishes the How To Draw a Dragonfly.
Finally, you’re going to fill in the wings with smaller, almost scale-like segments.
When you’re finished drawing your dragonfly, you can color it with any colors you like!
You could stop following the tutorial here and decorate the wings however you’d like (if you want them to have swirls or a more design-y look). To make more realistic wings, you will need to divide them into several segments. Start with round segments (as shown in the picture).
Draw two legs coming out from under the top wings and two legs coming out from under the bottom wings.
Ohh, good to know. But I had to make tiny antennae to complete the head of the dragonfly pendant I made :p I’ll have keep that in mind next time, Thanks!
Draw curved, horizontal lines going down the abdomen to give the appearance of segments.
Here are some interesting facts about the Dragonfly you might find interesting.
Starting about halfway down the middle oval, draw a long, upward curving line coming out of each side. Draw two more upward curving lines coming out of the bottom oval.