Spring Butterfly Belly Painting by Belén te Pinta

This belly painting design is bright and colourful, perfect for a beautiful and special memory of this magical moment.

I hope this step by step is helpful and useful ... let's get started!


Grimas Dark Blue

Superstar Bright Blue

Superstar Magic Blue

Diamond FX White

Diamond Fx Black

Superstar Light Grey

Fab Bright Yellow

Fab Orange

Superstar Fuchsia

Grimas Pink

Superstar Grass Green

Superstar Light Green

Party Explosion Rainbow Cake

Cameleon #2 Filbert Brush

Filbert Brush #8

Script Liner Brush

Silly farm Paint Pal Swirl # 4

Step 1

Start by sketching on the belly the main elements of the design, in this case: a butterfly, a moon and a flower. I outline the butterfly in black because later on I will use black as the outer colour of the wings.

Step 2

Paint the background colours. Sponge three different blue tones for a bright sky.

Step 3

Paint the moon in white with a big filbert brush to cover the area faster and sponge on it slightly with grey to suggest the craters.

Step 4

Paint the butterfly wings in two different pink tones using a filbert brush again and continue with lighter pink in the outer part of the flower petals.

Step 5

Paint in the centre of the flower a small black area and continue with dark pink, then drag the black on the pink to give depth to the centre of the hibiscus.

Once dry, paint with a round brush the stamen doing a teardrop and different size dots.

Step 6

Fill in the green leaves with a darker green in the border areas.

Step 7

Now paint the body of the butterfly with black and the outer part of the wings too, leaving some blank spaces.

Step 8

Fill in those spaces with white. Paint with a liner brush the antennas and  the wing veins, dragging some black in the direction of the butterfly body to give more dimension.

Give some highlights with a thin round brush and white paint on top of antennas and upper part of the butterfly body.

Step 9

Outline the full design with a rainbow using a flat brush.

Paint some dots and stars and that’s it!


Belén Canosa is the owner of Belén te Pinta and has been working as a professional face painter since 2011 when she discovered a passion for painting on a live canvas.

She loves belly painting and teaching and her works have been featured in several face and body painting magazines like Skin Markz Magazine, Illusion Magazine, Pintamos? and Qmagazine

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