Looking to learn how to draw an owl? You’ve come to the right place! In this article, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on creating an adorable owl drawing. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, these simple techniques will help you create your own winged masterpiece. Plus, I’ll include a printable practice sheet with additional owl drawing lessons to enhance your skills. So grab your drawing tools and let’s get started!
Step 1: Drawing the Eyes
To begin, draw two circles for the owl’s eyes and fill them in to create the pupils. If desired, leave a portion of the circles white to represent highlights. Surround the eyes with two more circles, leaving some space in between. Then, add two curved lines above the eyes as shown in the image.
Step 2: Continuing the Curved Line
Next, continue the curved line beneath the eyes, allowing it to wrap around and meet just below the top part of the line, leaving a small gap.
Step 3: Drawing the Body
Now, let’s draw the owl’s body. Start by making an oval shape that begins near one eye and wraps around to the other eye.
Step 4: Adding Wings, Tail, and Feet
Add two curved narrow lines on both sides of the body to create the wings. Then, draw a U shape for the owl’s tail. For the branch, draw two straight parallel lines. Add three tiny ovals at the bottom of the body to represent the feet. Finally, draw a diamond shape for the beak, shading one side and leaving the other side white for a highlight. At this point, you’ll have a cute owl cartoon drawing, but if you want to add more detail, continue to the next step.
Step 5: Adding Detail
For the final step, add additional details to give your drawing texture and depth. Feel free to erase a small highlight on both eyes if you didn’t leave white spots in step one. The eyes are the highlight of this drawing, so make them expressive and captivating.
Step 6: Coloring Your Drawing
Now comes the fun part! Grab your colored pencils, markers, or crayons and bring your cute owl drawing to life with vibrant colors. Once you’re done, take a moment to admire your artistic masterpiece.
Owl Drawing Easy Printable Practice Sheet
To further enhance your drawing skills, I’ve included a printable practice sheet that showcases three different types of owls. The practice sheet includes lessons on drawing the head, a longer-bodied owl, and a smaller owlet. Just like the example above, these lessons start with simple shapes and gradually progress to a finished drawing with textured plumage and intricate details. If you prefer simpler cartoon-style or doodle drawings without excessive details, these are perfect for both kids and adults alike.
Besides owl drawings, be sure to check out my other drawing lessons and guides in this series. You can find tutorials on how to draw birds, dogs, frogs, and squirrels. So grab a pen or pencil and start doodling!
Remember, practice makes perfect, and with dedication and creativity, you’ll soon become an owl-drawing expert! Happy drawing!