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Uploaded: February 10, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: February 10, 2011
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Remember yesterday when I said I had two owl lessons to upload? Well, this is the second one that I didn’t get a chance to submit yesterday because I was tired. Today I will be showing you "how to draw a snowy owl", step by step. The snowy owl is one of the prettier species of owl because they are all white in color and have incredible hunting instincts. One interesting fact about these owls is that the color of their feathers and or body. They are almost as white as snow which means they blend in like you wouldn't believe as they live their quiet lives in the Arctic region. Now even though the snowy owl is incredibly beautiful, did you ever wonder what makes the feathers so white? The answer to that question is simple; these owls have no pigment which means they are albino in color. They are very interesting birds, and if you are a bird conosur you will enjoy learning "how to draw a snowy owl", step by step. If you are wondering where they can be found, that’s easy too. The snowy owl can not only be found in the Arctic, they are also found in parts of Canada as well as other cold climates. There is a bunch of information on this bird species, but since I have a lot to upload, I need to shy away and come back some other day to fill you in on the 411. For now just have some good fun, and be sure to rate, comment and upload works of your own. I will be back kiddies so stay tuned in. Peace peeps!

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How to Draw a Snowy Owl

how to draw a snowy owl step 1

STEP 1.

Here is a really nice sketch of the snowy owls head from different angles. As you can see the bird looks very different when viewed from either sides.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 2

STEP 2.

Here is a sketch of how the snowy owl's legs and feet look when you are going to draw them in. Notice how the claws are very arched making it easy for the owl to clutch it's prey.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 3

STEP 3.

Now it's time to draw out the snowy owl in flight. Stare by making a circle for the head, and then draw out the body which looks like a tooth. Add the facial guidelines and then the guidelines for the wings like you see here.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 4

STEP 4.

Begin sketching out the actual shape of the snowy owl's body by connecting the lines. Once the body is drawn out, you can draw in the lining for the thigh, and eyes.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 5

STEP 5.

Finish drawing out the owl's eyes, and then draw out the beak and some of the detailing that frames the face around the beak, and mouth like so. Be sure your owl looks like the one you see here before moving to the next step.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 6

STEP 6.

You will start sketching out the thighs, and the legs like you see here. When you finish drawing out the legs you will need to sketch out the owl's tail which is a bunch of feathers in a perfect display.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 7

STEP 7.

Well guys you are almost done with your drawing lesson, and as you can see the most exciting part is now here. You will begin sketching out the snowy owls wings which is spread out in a pose of a flying display. Take your time because you want to make sure that the feathers are sketched out neatly, and nicely.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 8

STEP 8.

For the last drawing step, all you have to do is draw in the spots on the head and back like so, and then draw out the owl's claws or feet like so. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up your drawing.
 
how to draw a snowy owl step 9

STEP 9.

Here is what your drawing looks like when you are all done. Now you can go ahead and color in the owl. I know you must have done a great job teaching yourself how to draw a snowy owl.