Owls have long had a reputation for being smart intelligent creatures, and were revered by many societies throughout the ages. Let’s pay homage these magnificent birds by learning how to draw our very own owl, complete with his very own pair of glasses.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a gray pencil, and draw a large “figure 8” shape, placed on its side, roughly in the center of your page.
In the middle of the figure 8, at the bottom, add a small, upside down triangle – this will be the beak of the bird.
Use an eraser to carefully erase the construction lines from the beak, leaving you with an empty shape.
Next, use a compass to add a circle to the right hand side of the figure 8, overlapping slightly with the left hand edge.
Repeat this on the other side, creating another circle.
Next, add small rings to the inside of the circles, so that you have an inner circle surrounded by an outer “rim”.
Next, add two small circles, inside the ends of the original figure 8, and in the spaces where the circles and figure 8 overlap.
Then, add another two small circles, inside the ones you just created. Here, the right hand circle should have a smaller circle on the right hand top edge, while the left hand circle should have a smaller circle on the top left hand edge. Do you see the eyes of your owl beginning to emerge?
Now, add a small curved triangle to the top of the outer circles, with one on each side – these are the top of the glasses.
Add a small circle just below the point of the beak.
Then, at two triangles either side of this circle, to create a bow tie.
Now for some hair! Add two tufts of jagged hair to the top of your owls head, poking out on either side from just above the glasses.
Next, add a large curved shape heading down from the bottom of the masses, encompassing the bow tie. This will be the body of your owl.
Add two upside down “teardrop” shapes on either side to form the wings.
At the bottom of the body, add two sets three small ovals joined together – these are the toes of your owl!
Grab an orange pen, and use this add color to the beak.
With a light brown pen, fill in the tufts of hair, and the middle of the body of the owl.
Now, add the same brown color to the face, leaving the rims of the glasses blank.
Grab a brown pen, and use this to fill in the wings.
With a black pen, add color to the rims of the glasses…
And finish up with a black pen to complete the bow tie!
Finally, use a black liner to carefully outline the whole of the shape.
And now you are the proud owner of an adorable looking owl, wearing a pair of super-stylish glasses, and looking ready to learn any new info that may come his way – why not take a leaf out of his book, by spending a little time learning about owls?
Do owls wear glasses? We must admit it is not anything we’ve ever seen in the wild, but owls do have a reputation for being super smart, largely due to their association with the Greek goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom.
Most owls are nocturnal, this means they tend to wake up as the sun begins to set, and sleep during the day. They need good hearing and great eyesight to allow them to see their prey as the light begins to dim, and to help with this they have eyes that face forward – this is unusual in birds. Having their eyes pointing to the front means that they are able to judge distances, and can detect exactly where their prey is trying to hide.
Owls are farsighted, which means that they have trouble seeing things that are up close, but they can spot a mouse fall down on the forest floor, many miles below. Some owls rely purely on their hearing and able to catch prey even in complete darkness; they have the is on the side of the head which helps them to pick up even the slightest sound.
The wings of owls are also designed to help them be great hunters; they have fringes on the very tips and this helps to muffle the sound of the wings as they cut through the air; unlike most other birds this allows them to swoop down in complete silence.