how to draw an owl

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw an Owl in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of an Owl.

Before we begin the How To Draw an Owl drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about Owls you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Owls are nocturnal birds of prey known for their silent flight and keen vision.
  • They have large forward-facing eyes that give them excellent depth perception.
  • Owls are found on every continent except Antarctica.
  • These birds primarily feed on small mammals, insects, and other birds.
  • Owls are known for their hooting calls, which vary by species.
  • They have specialized feathers that allow them to fly silently and hunt effectively.
  • Owls are capable of rotating their heads up to 270 degrees due to their flexible necks.
  • They are skilled hunters, capturing prey with their sharp talons and beak.
  • Owls are important to their ecosystems as they help control rodent populations and maintain the balance of their habitats.
  • Owls are revered in many cultures and are often associated with wisdom and mystery.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw an Owl – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the top of the owl’s head and first ear.

how to draw an owl

Step 2: Draw the other ear.

how to draw an owl

Step 3: Now you can draw the owl’s head and beginning of the chest.

how to draw an owl

Step 4: Draw the back and wing.

how to draw an owl

Step 5: Sketch the feet, beak, and second wing.

how to draw an owl

Step 6: Draw in the other foot, and the two eye backgrounds.

how to draw an owl

Step 6: Finish drawing claws, tail and eyes.

how to draw an owl

Step 6: Draw in the final eye detail, tail, and a tree branch for your owl to sit on.

how to draw an owl

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw an Owl, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your owl look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your owl drawing.

how to draw a owl

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing an Owl! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw an Owl is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another type of owl to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a BARN OWL?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Barn Owl

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