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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

How to Draw a Horned Owl Worksheet and Lesson.

This free printable drawing worksheet is a fun and easy project for the young artist. The hard parts can be easily worked around so no matter how confident the artist will have a picture that they will be proud of.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your drawing does not turn out perfect do not get discouraged, no one is as hard on themselves as a true artist. Learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try some of my other projects.

How to draw a horned owl worksheet. 
To print the worksheet highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some people have better luck by dragging it to the sidebar and printing from there. If you have problems see the how to print tab above.

Start with an outline. Make an oval for the head. The head is about 1/4 of the length of the bird. The body is two lines that curve out and down and form a letter "U"

The wings are just suggested by two lines that go down each side of the body; they are curved first in then outward.

Use a guideline down the center of the owl to help keep things even. (Draw this lightly so you can erase it later.) Another guideline across the head helps to keep the eyes level with each other and in the middle.

The eyebrows start just outside the middle and point to the ear feathers. The ear feathers are like triangles but fuzzy on the outside edge. The eyes are circles that touch the eyebrows. There is a dark ring around the eyes. They do not need to be perfectly round, but the pupil does, you might want to trace a button or coin to make the pupil round. Leave a little square to be the shiny spot it will make the eyes look glassy.

There are three stripes around the eyes and five on the forehead.

The beak is a thin triangle that starts halfway down the face. There are feathers at the top of the beak so it looks a little fuzzy.

Draw some guideline for the rows of feathers. There are stripes on the feathers. Draw the feathers like the letter "U" but shade the stripes on the bottom of each feather.

The feathers on the wings tilt down and outward.

The tail has four or five feathers. They are short and rounded.

The feet are bony. Start them as circles where the talons are and the knuckle joint right behind it. The leg is just two lines disappearing into the feathers. There are four claws but only two or three show, so if they are hard to draw just do two, one each foot. The talons are very long and sharp they have a slight curve.

Color the owl a light brown and have the stripes on the feathers to be a darker brown. The stripes on the face and chest are black. The talons and beak are the darkest black. The feet are brownish and orange.

Illustration For How To Draw An Owl

(C) Adron

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