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How to Draw a Moth

Try this step by step Luna tutorial when learning how to draw a moth. It’s beautiful shape and coloring make it very different from many other moths.

Drawing of a Moth

Also known as the giant silk moth, the Luna Moth isn’t like your average bug. It looks like a flying leaf! This tutorial will help teach the art of detailing within your work. Adding something as simple as some lines and a little bit of shading can give your art texture and depth.

A few fun facts about a Luna moth. It eats constantly as a caterpillar, but does not have a mouth or digestive system as it only lives for about a week after leaving the cocoon. No wonder they are so hard to come across.

Preview of the step by step Moth drawing tutorial



Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Moth

  1. Make guidelines. Start the center body.

  2. Start the top wings.

  3. Finish the top wings.

  4. Start the bottom wings.

  5. Finish the bottom wings.

  6. Add center body detail and antennae.

  7. Draw the edge lines.

  8. Finish with lots of radial lines.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons.

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