So you think you can’t draw? Well, that is not the case. I can teach anyone how to doodle owls in four easy steps. Breaking drawings down into simple, basic shapes is the key. Then add details to create the final drawing. And the most important part of doodling is to have FUN!
FREE Printable Download to Doodle an Owl
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Here’s what you need to Draw Owl Doodles:
- MONOTWIN Permanent Marker from Tombow
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens
- Tombow Blending Kit
- MONO Drawing Pencils from Tombow
- Strathmore Mixed Media Paper
- Paper Trimmer – I love my Fiskars
- FREE Printable How to Doodle Owls – download below ⇓
Here’s how to doodle owls in four easy steps:
Download and print the How to Doodle Owls FREE Printable File above. Then cut Mixed Media Paper 2 inches wide by 6 inches long for a bookmark. Start by drawing a large uppercase letter “U” either with a pencil or marker. This is the base of the owl’s body. The MONOTWIN Permanent Marker is perfect for doodling because it has a larger bullet tip for the outlines and a smaller fine tip for the details.
Connect the open top of the letter “U” with two triangles and a curved line. This is the owl’s two ears and the top of his head. If you are unsure about taking a pen or marker straight to the paper, a harder lead pencil like the MONO Drawing Pencil 4H grade is perfect for sketching in light lines that can later be erased.
Draw two circles for eyes and one triangle for the beak to start the owl’s face. Then add three small scallops on either side of the bottom of our owl’s body as feet. I use the fine tip of the MONOTWIN for all of the details.
Embellish with patterns of plaid, scallops, stripes, flowers, dots, and lines to create wings, feathers, and give your owl a unique personality. Using a permanent marker like the MONOTWIN for doodling is perfect because the ink dries instantly and won’t bleen when colored.
The basic Owl Doodle is now complete and the fun part comes next!
COLORING THE OWL DOODLES!
Gather all your coloring supplies. I use Tombow Dual Brush Pens for most of my coloring, but you can use colored pencils, watercolor or even crayons. Whatever coloring tools you have on hand will work. I like to use Strathmore Mixed Media paper for drawing and doodling. It has a smooth surface but a heavyweight, so the colors won’t bleed through. Don’t let supplies hold you back, though, use what you have and remember our goal is to have fun!
Fill all areas in with solid color, apply a light wash of color or add additional colored patterns to the owls to give them a whimsical touch. I love to use my doodles as color experiments, trying out new color combinations. I use the Dual Brush Pen Colorless Blender to blend the water-based pens together to create additional colors and a soft finish.
Now, if you are still not convinced that you can draw, I have a surprise for YOU! I have included two additional FREE OWL PRINTABLES below ⇓ to download and color.
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I hope that you have had FUN with me today learning How to Doodle Owls in four easy steps. Creativity is an important part of my life and I hope that you will make it part of yours as well. This is a quick drawing project that the whole family can enjoy from Mom and Dad to the kiddos.
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