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How to Doodle FREE Printable Owl Bookmarks

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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! We'll put everything together in FREE Printable Owl Bookmarks to download and color.

Learn to Doodle and Create FREE Printable Owl Bookmarks

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Here's what you need to Doodle Owl Doodles:

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Here's how to Doodle Owls for Bookmarks 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.

Draw a giant U shape for the body Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing


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.

Add triangles for ears Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing


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.

Circles for eyes and a triangle beak Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing


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.

Add details to your owl doodle Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing

The basic Owl Doodle is now complete and the fun part comes next!


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!

Coloring with Tombow Dula Brush Pens Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing

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.

Use the Dual Brush Pen Colorless Blender to mix the colors Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing

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.

Free Printable to download four doodle owl bookmarks Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing

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.

Did you learn to doodle draw? Did you have fun? Let me know in the comments below and I would love for you to share your creations online by tagging me @creativelybeth on Instagram or Facebook.

Free Printable to download four doodle owl bookmarks Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #owls #freeprintable #howtodoodle #drawing

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8 thoughts on “How to Doodle FREE Printable Owl Bookmarks

  • These bookmarks are so cute! Thanks for the easy way to draw a cute owl.
    I’m so glad you shared at The Ultimate Pinterest Party this week

    • Thanks Ali – It’s always fun to play along! – Beth

  • Your bookmarks are so cute. I tried doodling an owl. I definitely need more practice but it was fun to try?
    I have been experimenting with bookmarks lately and haven’t found a paper that is thick enough to hold up as well as I would like. Is the Strathmore paper that you recommend fairly thick?

    • Yes, it is Kathy and I would recommend laminating them before use!

  • These owls are so cute! I think I’m going to share this idea with my grandkids so they can make some bookmarks for themselves. (Or I’ll have all the fun and make the bookmarks for them!)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at our Party in Your PJs link party.

    • Thanks a bunch Nina! Yes, so much fun to do with the kiddos!

  • Thanks for sharing. I wanted to download your bookmarks because mine were so primitive!

    • Thanks, MaryEllen! I hope you enjoy them!


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