In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a Owl in 12 easy steps. Owls are very interesting birds, and one that many other types of birds are afraid of. In fact, fake owls are often placed on top of buildings to keep pigeons and other types of birds from making nests there. The owl is said to be a symbol of wisdom and they make a unique sound at night that is distinctly identifiable.
Categories’ of owl.
The owl is one of the species of birds that you do don’t see very often though, but only hear. This is due to the fact that the owl isn’t a bird that is out during the day. They are known to be very active at night only. There are two main categories of owls – barn owls and typical owls.
Interesting facts about owl.
Female owls are larger and heavier than the males of their species. There are around 200 different owl species. Owls are active at night .A group of owls is called a parliament. Most owls hunt insects, small mammals and other birds. Some owl species hunt fish. Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch and kill prey. Owls have large eyes and a flat face. They can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees. Owls are farsighted, meaning they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly. Owls are very quiet in flight compared to other birds of prey.
How to draw a owl?
Take selection of pencil, paper and eraser. Also take cotton swabs for merging. By following below steps you can easily draw an owl and shade it perfectly.
Step 1: First thing to start to draw a owl we have to select a pencil. Take light pencil .Draw the owl with light hand. Draw a circle just like we draw for a cat with ears.
Step 2: Next step is to draw two owl eyes. Draw two broad leaf shapes. Adjust the eyes according to the face. It should be neither big nor small.
Step 3: Add little detail on face with light hand. Draw flake kind of shape for nose. Draw it with delectable hand for natural look.
Step 4: As seen on the picture, owl is sitting on the bark. When we draw an owl, we will make the bark for his sitting pose.
Step 5: Use lighter scale of pencil. Draw the body of the owl.
Step 6: Most important part of this sketch is how to draw owl claws. Claws help owl to sit on the bark. Make sure to draw an owl as neatly and accurate as it’s seen on picture.
Step 7: Till previous step you have learn how to draw a owl. For enhancing the sketch take 2B pencil, draw the detail of eye. After finishing this step, shade the nails black. It will give a professional look to the sketch when we give these types of details.
Step 8: Now sketch is finished and shading part comes. Add some shading to give your owl drawing more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. For the face draw strokes which will give a splashing look. Be creative and imaginative.
Step 9: Shade the body of the owl by using 2B pencil. Add texture and furry look to the body by short strokes. Use alternatively dark and light tones.
Step 10: Now shade the tail of the owl. Use crises cross method of strokes.
Step 11: After all these steps add texture to the bark. And color the owl.
Step 12: When you are finished with all these steps you will get amazing owl sketch. Don’t forget to use smooth strokes for sketch.