How to Draw a Night Owl

Artist: Dawn / July 21, 2020

Step 1.

Make the two circles to start the guides. One is for the head and the other is for the body. Draw out the guidelines for the face and wings too.

Step 2.

Next, draw the V like brow for the front of the owl's face like you see here with some feathering at the ends.

Step 3.

Sketch out the actual shape of the owl's face and head and add some detailing to the area as well.

Step 4.

You can now take the time to draw out the first of two wings. Layered feathering is needed in this step.

Step 5.

Draw the body along with the limbs and talons like so. Don't forget that detailing.

Step 6.

Go ahead and draw in the night owl's face. Start with the big round eyes and color them in, then draw the small hook nose and mouth. Add some feathering around the nose too.

Step 7.

Lastly, draw in the other wing which wraps around almost the owl's body. The layers of feathers will also need to be added. Erase the mistakes if you made any.

Step 8.

That's it, the night owl is done. Now you can color the drawing in and show off what bird you have just drawn.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: July 21, 2020
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Description: It seems as though sometimes when I'm in the mood I like to draw cozy, creative art that have a slight chill to its nature. That is the case with this lesson on how to draw a night owl, step by step. This concept takes me back to those Autumn nights where you sit outside and listen for those hooting night owls. I really do love this drawing and I had so much relaxing fun creating it. I have been into owls lately, but this is the last owl concept I have to submit so enjoy the whole owl theme while you can because once I'm done with this one, I probably won't have any more lessons on drawing owls anytime soon unless I get an idea come to mind. Adios and be sure to let me know if you liked this tut on drawing a night owl.