How to Draw a Moth

Artist: Dawn / February 23, 2010

Step 1.

First draw a pill like shape for the moths body, and then draw the wings that appear to be in four parts.

Step 2.

You will now start sketching out the detailing part of the thorax as you see here and then draw some designing shape to the abdomen. Next, draw the marking lines at the tips of the moths wings.

Step 3.

Carefully draw the shape of the head, add the eyes that are off to the sides, and then draw the pretty wavy antenna. Add some detailing, then proceed to the next drawing step.

Step 4.

Draw some circle designs, and then add horizontal lines on the bottom of the moths abdomen. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 5.

Here is your pretty looking moth when you are done. Color it in and that's it. You did a great job with this tutorial on "how to draw a moth". Join me again real soon!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: February 23, 2010
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Description: Out of all the insects that are out there in the North, there is one particular type that sceeves me out the most, moths. I will be showing you "how to draw a moth", step by step. How many times have you wondered what it would be like to draw an insect that is so very popular? Moths are from the same family as butterflies which is the “order Lepidoptera”. Did you know that there is anywhere between one hundred fifty, to two hundred fifty thousand different types of moths in existence as we speak? Moths come in different sizes, styles, forms, patterns, and specie. One of the ugliest looking moths to me is the “Hawk moth”. I mean this thing looks just like a miniature bat, it's so scary looking. I only seen this type of moth a few times during the summer moths and when I did I really thought it was a baby bat. Some of the more common moths that may come to mind is the white colored moths that are more common then another moth out there. Did you know that there is actually a species that is considered to be the largest moth in the world? Yup, it's true, the species is called an “Atlas Moth” and they are cultivated for their silk in parts of India. It is native to the subtropical forests of Southeast Asia, and southern parts of China. The wing surface is sized in at sixty five inches square inches, now that's a big bug! There is another answer to a question that I still ask myself to this day, that has never been answered no matter how much I research the question, “why are moths attracted to light”? Those bug zappers that are used by a lot of people are for controlling some of the more annoying insects of the night like, mosquitoes, and moths. Though mosquitoes are also out in about during the day, moths are not. They are actually nocturnal insects. This is why you see them stuck to surfaces in the daylight hours. Anyway, I thought it would be cool to show you guys the ins and outs to drawing a moth, step by step since summer is right around the corner, and moths are sure to come with the season. I will be back tomorrow with more drawing fun so join me again for another fun drawing day!