20 Simple Butterfly designs for paintings & embroidery

A butterfly is an artist’s delight. Their vibrant colored wings make these insects one of the prettiest animal species in the whole world. Capturing their beauty and vivid coloring in an artwork is something most artists would love to do, be it a painter or an embroiderer. Drawing and painting a butterfly design is quite easy – because of their symmetry in body structure and their variety in coloring a butterfly can be drawn any whichever way – it will still look like a butterfly and beautiful.

For an ordinary person like me, depicting their wonderful coloring in all their glory, as it is, is next to impossible, but still, I like to try. This post is written with the idea of having a collection of butterfly designs in one place for easy reference, for the time when me or someone would like to draw and work on a butterfly.

Related post : 10 ways to embroider a butterfly.

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Please excuse the drawings which suffer from many limitations like time, talent and temperament ( I hired someone for the paintings – my temperamental daughter who had enough after some time, even with bribes galore)

Butterfly Design 1

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A butterfly species understandably known by the name Duck Eyes ( real name is Precis Coenia )

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This leaf Butterfly species is found in Srilanka 

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This is a small and colorful Butterfly seen in America Asia and Europe. Named Pieridae

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This blue butterfly species is found in Peru


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This beautiful African Butterfly known by the name  Acrae Acrita has somewhat transparent wings

butterfly design for embroidery

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This is a butterfly called Deione Vanillae which is mostly seen in North America

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This is a butterfly species called Polymmtus Icarus seen all over Europe

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