In this guide we will draw a cute little owl. The tutorial consists of 11 simple steps that when finished, will assemble and create a fantastic, energetic owl!
Sketch lightly, but confidently, and in no time you will have a cute owl sitting on the paper in front of you. The secret is to draw slowly and accurately, following these step-by-step instructions.
As we begin, you will want to sketch very softly and lightly. This will help you better visualize the shapes and forms of the owl. It will also easily allow you to erase away any unwanted, stray lines.
In this tutorial, you will find each step highlighted in a light blue color.
Be sure to visualize the drawing before hand so you have enough room to comfortably fit it onto your paper. You will need a pencil, pen, color pencil or whatever your chosen medium for coloring may be. Finally, let’s get started!
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Owl
Next, we draw the top of the head, which is connected to the circular body shape. Start the line just above the center of the circle, and draw a slightly angled line going upward. Repeat this on the other side, directly across from the first line. Connect the two lines with another slightly angled horizontal line.
Draw two circles on the top portion of the head. Try to keep these circles as symmetrical as possible.
Draw a line from just below the eye, to the bottom center of the body. Repeat on the other side, directly across the body. If done correctly, you should have two symmetrical, leaf shapes. These will be your owls wings.
Add a triangle shape to the forehead of the owl. Start your line at the top of the head, just above the eye and end it just above the beak. Repeat this on the other side, this will be the crown of your owl.
At this point, you have the most basic shapes and forms of your owl done and it should finally be taking shape. Add Y shapes to the wings of your owl. These tree branch like shapes will give the illusion of overlapping feathers.
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