Dragonfly is an arthropod pest with three pairs of limbs. It belongs to the subdivision of winged bugs and the order of dragonflies, which includes more than 6,500 varieties. These are pretty large aggressive pests, with large comparative eyes, a mobile head, a long and slender abdomen, and two sets of clear wings.
Dragonflies are found nearly all over except Antarctica. Dragonflies as predacious pests were first described in 1793 by Fabricius. This is a really many insect group, with 608 out of 6,500 types considered extinct. Nowadays, there are about 5,899 species in the natural surroundings. Dragonflies come from a rather old classification of bugs, as they lived on our planet in the Carboniferous duration of the Paleozoic era.
Drawing a dragonfly is interesting and exciting. Follow our recommendations, and you will succeed! The progenitors of dragonflies are considered to be the vast dragonfly-like bugs Meganeurae. These were giant insects with a wingspan over six tens of centimeters. Also, in those times, meganeurs stood for the largest insects. These enormous insects of the Paleozoic era enlivened various other agents of their descendants. The following teams stayed in the Triassic during the Mesozoic Age.
These were also relatively large pests with no greater than 10 centimeters in wing lengths. In the resting state of the pest, the wings were concealed under its abdominal area. These pests were characterized by the visibility of a unique catching basket, which helped the insects get food for themselves. In the Jurassic period, other offspring lived with a more advanced flying device, and their larvae were established in a water environment. These pests resided in Africa, South America and Australia. Meganeurs populated the Eurasian continent, although throughout transformative development, their way of life and appearance changed somewhat. During the Jurassic period, their environment covered the entire Eurasian continent, and their transformative advancement peaked.
They had a capturing basket and acquired food for themselves on the fly. Breathing epithelium achieved breathing, although lamellar gills were also readily available. In time, they were changed and shed their functions, and interior gills took over their features. The descendants of an additional superfamily changed significantly in the process of evolution. The wings ended up being slim, of the tracked kind, and the size of the wings ended up being the same. In the Jurassic duration, the various other varieties were one of the most common types, whose numbers began declining in the Cretaceous period. Despite the decline in abundance, this group dominated throughout the polygynous duration.
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How to Draw a Dragonfly Easy
Now, we outline the silhouette of the dragonfly in a sheet format.
We try to fit it in, and then we will realize it.
Let’s start drawing from the body. We mark a diagonal line.
On it, the head will be oval on the left side. Then, a little more significant part.
On the head, mark the eyes. And the body itself will be elongated and oval-rounded.
Mark the nose. Next, mark the legs.
The legs will be short in the front. The back legs in the far background will be a little bit.
It’s shorter and smaller than the front.
Two legs are placed on the sides.
On the left side of the head, draw wings.
They will follow the back.
The first row of wings will be wider than the second.
Transfer the length to the other side.
Mark the shape of slightly curved ovals with pointed edges.
The lower wings will be more rectangular and closer to the body’s base.
And so, in general, the same narrow edge.
Here, we create a small oval behind the wings. And then the body.
The tip of the tail is a little more robust, making it bigger. We clean up the excess pencil.
And we can start working with color. And we will begin with a black pencil.
Let’s take a black pencil and paint a strip between the eyes on the head.
The same applies to contact with the back. Next, we draw this dark shade onto the foot.
We draw the second paw. At the end, we split the foot slightly.
We also paint over the paws with a pencil on the second side.
In the middle, we denote a bifurcated line.
Then there are rounded parts on the sides.
And we outline the back along the contour.
Next, we will outline our wings with black, too.
But not along the entire perimeter, but here and there at the base and along the length.
The width of the lines can be varied and made thicker in some places and narrower in others.
Also, in this part of the body we will add black specks.
And here, too, right along the bottom, we raise these lines to the top.
Even here we move more into the middle. Both the top and bottom will slope to the shape of the dragonfly’sdragonfly’s body.
And so we get to the very tail to the end.
Also, the lines that we make will be wider in some places and narrower in others.
Next, I’llI’ll take a light green pencil shade.
We paint over the head and body in this area.
I will also use this color below. In fact, the first half of our body will be light green.
Then, I add a little of the same shade to the wings.
I use this color on the top half.
Those. the edges will have more greenish wings.
In some places you can walk along the edge. The second wing will be completely green.
And the first is only 2/3 somewhere.
At the base we leave a white spot for another shade.
We also carefully shade the second wing, also not quite completely.
Next, we use an ocher shade.
We use it along the edges with a green tint.
And at the same time, we leave room for the yellow color.
We will finish off our wings with bright yellow. And I will use this color on an elongated body.
You can apply pressure on the pencil to make the overall drawing brighter.
It is advisable to use soft colored pencils, which give a very good shade of color.
We emphasize the body below with a slightly green tint.
As if creating a shadow there.
Now, use a dark green tint to darken the dragonfly’sdragonfly’s body.
First, we emphasize the shadow from the bottom of the head and darken the body.
Wings on the edges. And we carefully draw such veins along the wings.
They are heading in different directions.
And in general we darken the edges. First the stripes, and from them branches.
And on the last wing.
For the body, we will once again take a black pencil.
And let’slet’s make the drawings on the body more contrasting.
And now, let’slet’s carefully go over the edge with a shade of ocher.
Let’sLet’s make the eyes a light brown, reddish shade.
We also use a little black tint. In general, they will turn out gray, it’sit’s just
Don’tDon’t press too hard on the pencil.
And this is the dragonfly we created with colored pencils!