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How To Draw A Dragonfly (Easiest Way To Draw A Dragonfly)

If you’re here to learn how to draw a dragonfly, I can say with all honesty that you have great taste! Dragonflies are incredibly cool despite how delicate they look.

There are about 5000 different species of dragonflies and they are known to be experts at flying. If you take a closer look, the majority of a dragonfly’s head is usually made up of its eye so they definitely have really good vision.

But what’s most interesting is that dragonflies can eat up to 30 mosquitos in a day. Yup, you read that right.

Now that you know a bit more about dragonflies, I’m sure this has increased your interest in drawing them.

Here I’ll show you an easy way to draw a dragonfly in just a few steps.

This tutorial is perfect for anyone at any skill level, so grab your pencil and your sketchbook and we can begin.


Dragonfly Drawing Reference

I’ve included this reference image of a dragonfly so that you can study it and take note of the special details.

This will help you as you draw the dragonfly and you may even use this to improve on your drawing later on.

We’ll begin by drawing the head of the dragonfly, then the body, and finally the wings.

Let’s begin with the first step.

Steps For Drawing A Dragonfly

Step 1

Draw a small half circle like this for the top of the head.

Step 2

How To Draw A Dragonfly Step 2

Then draw two lines from the circle to create the body of the dragonfly. Draw another narrow line for the end of the body and it should look like this.

Step 3

How To Draw A Dragonfly Step 3

On the left side of the dragonfly’s body, draw the first wing. It should be a good distance from the body itself.

Step 4

How To Draw A Dragonfly Step 4

Just below the first wing, draw a second wing that joins to first and the top of dragonfly’s body.

Step 5

How To Draw A Dragonfly Step 5

Now head over to the other side of the dragonfly’s body and draw the other wing.

Step 6

How To Draw A Dragonfly Step 6

To finish of this dragonfly drawing, draw the final wing above then one you just drew and your drawing should be done.

If you want, you can go ahead and add a few more details like the pattern on the dragonfly’s body as shown in the reference.


So, what did you make of this tutorial on how to draw a dragonfly? Was it as simple as I promised? I sure do hope so.

I’ve never drawn a dragonfly before or even thought about drawing one but I’m definitely happy with my decision to do so.

It was an interesting subject to draw but the only regret I have is not adding a few more details as shown in the reference.

If you add a few more lines to indicate the pattern in the dragonfly, I have a feeling it might make this drawing better.

Otherwise, I think this dragonfly drawing is an overall success.

If you enjoyed following along with this guide, here are a few more awesome drawing tutorials that I think you should try:

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How To Draw A Lizard

How To Draw A Giraffe

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