Draw a Monarch
Step 4: filling in the illustration
  • Start by making a black outline with short, heavy lines around your tracing using your #1 or #2 pencil.
  • Draw around the white dots in the wings and then make short zigzag lines around them. Use the tan pencil to fill in the wing color. Start at the edges. Look carefully at your reference materials as you do this and leave the centers of the wings white.
  • Make large lines with your orange pencil. Carefully go over the tan areas and then the rest of the white wing space, except for the white dots.
    TIP: Put a piece of plain white paper under your drawing hand to avoid smearing the drawing. Turn the drawing around as you work—don't forget to turn the white paper also to keep it under your drawing hand!


    filling in the illustration