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How to Draw an Owl

Learn how to draw an Owl with this easy step by step tutorial. Add a spooky tree and full moon for a fun Halloween drawing.

How to Draw an Owl
Owl Drawing

This owl tutorial will show students how to draw a more realistic owl, without getting too lost in the details. In fact, it’s really more of a silhouette that includes the ears, bumpy feathers on the wing, and pretty scallops on the end of the tails. Color him a pretty brown, OR fill him in black like the tree for a more spooky look.

Drawing Tip of the Day: Remind students to not take any shortcuts on drawing the tree branches. There needs to be quite a few of them, with very curvy shapes so they look old. They are half the fun of the drawing!

How to Draw an Owl
Preview of the step by step Owl tutorial

MATERIALS

DIRECTIONS

Time needed: 45 minutes.

  1. Draw an upside down U shape.

  2. Add a bumpy side on the right.

  3. Add a bumpy side on the left.

  4. Draw eyes, nose, ears and tail.

  5. Add two feet in front of the body.

  6. Start the tree on the left.

  7. Draw a branch under the body.

  8. Erase lines, add a branch, moon.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

How to Draw an Owl

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