How To Draw An Owl

In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw an owl in just a few quick steps, but first…

Interesting Facts about Owls

Owls belong to the Strigiformes group of birds that includes 200 species of prey. They have a flat face, a hawk like a beak, and eyes that face forward, surrounded by a circle of noticeable feathers.

With an ancestry that dates back over 60 million years, the owls are one of the oldest groups of land birds.

Did you know?

  • An owl can adjust the feathers around its eyes, called facial disks, to direct a sharp focus on sounds coming from varying distances into its ear holes.
  • Most owls actively hunt prey only at night.
  • Owls can fly very slowly and nearly silent, allowing them to swoop down on prey more easily.
  • Unlike other birds, an owl’s eyes can not move in any direction, but they have the ability to swivel their heads in a radius of 270°.
  • In Western civilization, the owl represents wisdom, while in several other areas, the owl is a symbol of bad omens, death and foolishness.
  • Owls generally hunt insects, small mammals and other birds, and some species hunt fish.

The owl is an interesting creature that has been both symbolized throughout human history as a goddess and a bringer of death.

How to Draw an Owl – Step-by-Step Tutorial