Tuesday, October 25, 2011

How to draw an attacking owl - a drawing skillbuilder

This free printable drawing worksheet, How To Draw An Attacking Owl, is the perfect project if you can't draw a straight line because there are hardly any straight lines.

To print the worksheet below just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some printers work better if you first drag the image to your desktop and print from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above or try one of the links below.

How to draw an attacking owl.
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I start with an outline made up of the basic shapes of circle, triangle, diamond curved line.

The head is a large circle with two smaller circles for the cheeks. The body starts out as a diamond shape. The wings are two curved lines like upside down rainbows a smaller one on the top by the shoulders and the large one starting at the hip and going up and out above the head, use slightly curved lines to connect these across the top.  If the wings are small it will look like a baby owl chick to make the owl looker older and more awesome make the wings bigger. The tail starts as a large triangle .

After getting this rough drawing right start drawing the details. The eyes are circles, the ears are triangles, the open beak is a diamond. For the feathers I divide the wings up in about seven sections and use large circles to start the end of the feathers. The lines of the feathers will all point to the beak if they went that far. Turn the tail into feathers the same way use four lines to divide the triangle into five feathers, then use circles to round off the ends.

The talons are the hardest and it would be a good idea to practice on a separate paper a few times before you draw them on the picture. The talons are bony so draw the three separate circles for the knuckles that are at the base of the claws, and one for the back claw.  The palm of the talons have bones in it so draw three connected circles half way between the top and bottom claws, connect all the claws with lines that curve inward. The claws are hooked lines make them point outward it looks more threatening that way.

There are many different types of owls with different coloring and sizes, so if yours don't look just like you want it to don't worry it may be one of those other owls and you will probably find one somewhere just like yours.
The Attacking Owl - drawn with markers

(c) Adron

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