Learn how to draw a simple owl, that can be filled with lots of bright colors, pretty patterns and set against a dark nighttime sky. Look below for a PDF tutorial.
Add some extra fun by bringing out metallic markers when the paint has completely dried. The silver marker will make great stars, but you can experiment with the others too. Try adding extra lines beside the black ones to add a little extra sparkle to your artwork.
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1. Draw the owl on a sheet of multimedia or watercolor paper. I recommend Strathmore watercolor paper as it really makes the paint colors look their best and keep their brightness. Add fun patterns inside the wings, belly and head.
2. Trace the drawing with a black Sharpie marker. Erase the extra pencil lines when the tracing is complete.
3. Young artists may want to color in small areas with a crayon, to keep them neat, such as the beak and claws. Older students, as in grades 2 and up may want to just paint. Both options will look fine, if neatly done.
3. Paint the owl with watercolors, changing colors as often as you wish. Work with small brushes, which will help keep puddles from happening.
4. Use the metallic markers to draw more lines around the owl. Try to add them outside of the black ones, not on top, so the owl doesn’t lose his definition. Draw lots of pretty stars in the background to finish things off.