Butterflies

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How to draw a Butterfly using the Intuitive Geometry method

How to draw a butterfly Fig 1

At any point (A) draw a circle of any size. Find any point on the circumference (B) and draw a circle with the same radius (AB). Continue around drawing a circle at any new intersection (C etc.) on the circumference.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 2

Find & connect the following points: D & E , F & G, H & I.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 3

Find & connect the following points: C & J, B & K, L & M.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 4

Find N. Draw a circle with radius AN.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 5

Connect M & J to find O. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AO.Connect M & J to find O. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AO.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 6

Find and connect P & Q to find R. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AR.
Find and connect S & T to find U. Draw a circle with centre A and radius AU.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 7

This is the basic structure for most butterflies, you can use this as a blueprint to create any number of unique butterfly designs. Use 1 for the edge of the antenna, 2 for the head and start of the antenna & wings, 3 for the forewing, 4 for the hindwing, 5 for the abdomen and 6 for the thorax.


How to draw a butterfly Fig 8

Example of how to draw a butterfly using the Intuitive Geometry method.


QUICK LINKS: About Intuitive Geometry, Free Designs and Resources, Learn the method with step by step instructions: Circle, Square, Triangle, Hexagon, Pentagon, Spirals, Waves, Scaling. Learn how to apply the method: How to draw Bees, Butterflies, Flowers (3 fold), Flowers (4 fold), Flowers (5 fold), Human Body, Human Eye, Human Face, Snowflakes, Spiders.

Intuitive Geometry examples showing the embedded overlapping circles pattern