This time we are not only showing you one, but two easy how to draw an owl step by step tutorials. Both owl guided drawing instructions are really simple, with the first one you will be drawing a more cartoon like owl, while the second one will guide you to drawing a more realistic looking owl (but still an insanely easy one).
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Owls trully are beautiful, and a wonderful bird to draw during fall season. With this nocturnal bird, we couldn’t just have one tutorial, as there are many ways you can draw one – so we are sharing two. One of a more whimsy looking owl that will shine when done with different colors and one that’s more realistic looking but still really easy to draw.
Also see how to draw a fox tutorial, another fun fall project as well as bat guided drawing instructions.
How to Draw an Owl Step by Step
What you need:
- our printable guided drawing sheets (optional)
- pencil or black marker
- coloring supplies
Version 1: How to Draw a Simple Cartoon Owl
Start by drawing a slightly chubby U shape.
Connect the end points of the U shape with a curved “valley”.
Draw the eyes. Start with the outside circles and then draw another circle inside the first one.
Draw a beak between the eyes.
Add details around the eyes – small arches that go around both eyes (younger kids can skip this step).
Draw two curved lines for the wings.
Draw in details on the owl’s belly and on it’s wings.
You have just learned how to draw an owl. Color your owl drawing.
Version 2: How to Draw an Easy, More Realistic Owl
Start by drawing an oval shape for the owl’s head.
Draw a beak on the lower half of the oval shape.
Draw another oval or “flat heart” shape starting from the beak.
Draw two big black circles (or other color) for the owl’s eyes.
Continue with drawing two triangular shapes on top of the owl’s head to make the owl’s “ears” – feathers.
U shape bellow the head will make the body.
Two curved lines on the side complete the wings.
Last touches – draw feet and an inverted U shape inside the body to add detail to owl’s body.
All done! You’ve learned how to draw a simple more realistic looking owl. All that is left is to color your owl drawing.
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