How To Draw A Firefly Step by Step

How To Draw A Firefly easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for kids and everyone.

How To Draw A Firefly

Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below

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You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below

Step 1

We will be drawing a close-up of this insect as we go through the tutorial on how to draw a firefly. With this in mind, we’ll start with the insect’s head and thorax (or midsection).

Since we will be getting close to the firefly, there will be a lot of small parts and details that we will draw.

The head will be made up of several smaller circles connected together. Then we’ll draw rounded sensations on the top of the head, and they’ll be drawn with some small, thin rectangles connecting to each other.

Finally, we will draw the underside of the chest using some more rounded lines to create the shapes you see in our reference image.

Step 2 – Draw some legs for this firefly

In the second step of the firefly drawing, we will add six legs for the insect. The view we have of this firefly is from the bottom, and the pins will start near the center of the base of the firefly.

These pins, like the others we’ve drawn so far, will be made up of several interconnected thin shapes.

They will also be in a different position, and this will make it look as if the insect is moving around. Once you have it like in our reference image, we’re ready to go!

Step 3 – Next, add the wings and chest of the firefly

These insects need some wings to help them fly around and glow in the air, so we’ll be adding some wings along with the chest in this step of the how to draw a firefly tutorial.

First, we’ll use some circles to draw the first parts of the wings out from the edges of the firefly.

The part where the wings connect to the insect will be thin, and then the wings will widen as they get longer before thinning near the tip.

If that sounds confusing, the reference images illustrate what they look like! Then we’ll add the insect’s back, called the thorax, before we take the next step.

This is the part of the firefly that emits light and you can draw it using several thin circles connected together.

The parts of the ribcage will also get less wide with each part you draw.

Step 4 – Now draw some more parts for the wings

We started with wings in the previous step of your firefly drawing, but these insects have more than two wings!

We will draw others in this fourth step and they should be pretty easy to add.

Simply add some long circles above the wings you previously drew, and then you can draw some shorter curves below them.

Once you’ve drawn these new wings, we’ll be ready to add some final details in the next step.

Step 5 – Add some final details to your firefly drawing

Now you are ready to add some final details before moving on to the final step of this tutorial on how to draw a firefly.

If you’ve ever looked at a winged insect up close, you’ll notice that they often have some intricate details on their wings.

You can add these details by drawing lots of circles to create some shape on the wings as they appear in the reference image.

We will then finish by drawing some lines around the chest of the firefly, as this will help show that the part is glowing.

You can also add a background to make the image more dynamic and maybe it’s flying in the garden with some more fireflies!

Step 6 – Finish your firefly drawing with some colors

To complete your firefly drawing completely, we will now color it.

For our example, we used some brown for most of the body, but as we move closer to the top of the chest, we start to turn the brown into a lighter yellow.

You can also add a layer of soft yellow watercolor around the chest as a way to show that it is glowing.

What color and medium would you choose for this image to finish it off?

Your firefly drawing is done!

This is truly an amazing insect and we hope you had an amazing time drawing it in this how to draw a firefly tutorial!

We’ve added a lot of details and separate sections in this tutorial, so you should be proud of your work from start to finish to get an incredible picture.

Even if a photo has a lot of detail, it can become a lot easier when you take it slowly and with some steps!

Now you can take this drawing further by adding your own details and elements. We’ve talked about a few background ideas and great ways to color them, but what else can you think of to complete it?

If you’ve had success with this guide, you can find more of the same on our website! Stay tuned, as we have more on the way too.

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