How to Draw a Graduation Owl

There is no denying that owls are renowned for their fierce nature, incredible claws, and fantastic hearing, but they also have a reputation for being super smart, largely due to their association with wisdom. To help celebrate this, let’s take a look at how to draw a graduation owl – he has worked hard for his success!


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Start with a gray pencil, and a drawing compass, and draw three circles in the center of your page, around half an inch from the bottom. There should be one larger circle on the bottom, with two smaller circles above. These should all overlap slightly.


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Using the gray pencil and drawing compass, at two smaller circles inside the two circles at the top. These should decrease in size as they approach the center.


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Grab a black liner, and carefully outline the edges of the drawing. Do not outline the top of the bottom circle, or the bottom of the top two circles. Then, erase the pencil marks with an eraser. These will be the eyes of your owl!


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Grab a black liner and ruler, and add a rectangle shape with a curved bottom just above the eyes. At the top of this shape, draw two slightly diagonal lines, which meet at the bottom at a point.


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Using the black liner and ruler, add two more lines to the one you just drew, creating a diamond shape at the top of your drawing to draw the graduation cap. Then, add two small parallel lines, heading downwards, from the left hand side of the cap.


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Use the black liner to add a small circle shape to the bottom of these lines. Leave the bottom of the circle unfinished.


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At the bottom of the circle, add a small triangle shape – this is the tassel of the hat!


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Now, add a small, shallow “V” shape to the bottom of the drawing.


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At either end of the “V”, draw a shape with three bumps at the top and bottom, connected by a straight line. These will be the feet of your owl.


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Next, add a curved line emerging from just below the top of the feet, and stretching up on either side of the owl’s body, to meet the lines emerging from the bottom of the graduation cap – this should take on almost a shield shape.


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Next, add two wing shapes, one on either side of the body, with three bumps on each wing. The tips should be slightly pointed on the bottoms, curved and rounded.


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Add another small circle, just inside the inner circle of the eyes. Then, add another tiny circle to each eye; on the right hand side of the left hand circle, and the left hand side of the right hand circle. These will be your owl’s pupils.


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Now for some detail. Add a few pointed “teardrop” shapes to the circle in the middle of your owl – these are the feathers which make up his belly.


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Then, add a small ”teardrop” shape to either side of the head, just underneath the graduation cap – these are more feathers!


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Grab a yellow pen, and fill in the beak of your owl, as well as the toes, and the tassel of the graduation cap.


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Use a brown pen to add color to the wings on either side.


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Use a light brown pen to add color to the irises of the eyes, and the main body of the owl, as well as the feathers on the tummy.


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Use a black pen to fill in the pupils, leaving the small dots white, and add color to the bottom of the graduation cap.


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Then, fill in the top of the graduation cap, leaving a thin white line on the bottom corner.


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Use a pale orange crayon or pen to add color to the outside of the eyes, and gently shade in the tummy of the owl.


And there we have it, your owl is ready and waiting for his graduation ceremony! Just what did he graduate in? Time to let your imagination run wild as you write his story!

When many of us think of super smart animals, owls tend to be one of the first things that come to mind. These magnificent birds have a reputation for being super smart, this is based on fact; owls have a range of abilities and adaptations which made from greater hunting prey, and allow them to gain the upper hand in many situations.

This includes an ability to fly almost silently; a skill which owls, and owls alone, are in possession of, and which makes them formidable hunters.

Owls are nocturnal creatures, and this means that they are mostly active at night. Here, their silent sweeping gives them a significant advantage, providing a perfect chance to pounce on prey, before they know what’s happening; they also have the ability to blend in to their surroundings, using their feathers as camouflage.

Owls are also known for their incredible hearing, and this is one of their most used tools – according to experts, they have the ability to hear their prey moving, buried beneath 12 inches of snow.

Whilst owls do have good eyesight, they struggle to see things close to their eyes clearly, and therefore rely largely on their hearing to capture their prey. What’s the target is being located, owls will sweep down from above and use their powerful talents to help them catch and kill their targeted prey.

Owls have a fairly varied diet, and this includes invertebrates such as spiders, earthworms, insects, snails, and crabs, as well as reptiles, amphibians, fish, other birds, and small mammals such as mice.

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