How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Last Updated on October 14, 2021 by April

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Want to learn how to draw an owl? Owls are very popular in the art world for a reason. They are cute, mysterious, and have big mesmerizing eyes. If you are ready to learn how to create a cute owl drawing, read on.

This step-by-step owl drawing tutorial will teach you how to draw an easy owl in minimal time. Whether you are a beginner artist who wants to draw little doodles in a bullet journal or a parent who needs a fun kids activity, you can relax and enjoy this quick tutorial.

Before we begin the owl drawing tutorial, please make sure you have some basic drawing supplies. This includes quality drawing pencils, erasers, and a sketching pad. If you have these drawing tools on hand already, then there’s no need to pick up anything new.

If you plan on coloring in your owl line drawing, check out these budget-friendly colored pencils.

How to Draw an Owl

There are so many wonderful ways to color your owl, but we will use a simple brown owl for this tutorial. If you would like to color your own any other color, feel free to do so. The more you get creative with this drawing, the happier you will be!

To follow along with this owl drawing guide, keep an eye out for the blue lines. These lines are for your reference to let your know what you should be drawing in the step. For example, starting in step two, you will see brown and blue lines. The brown lines are what you should have already drawn and the blue line is what you are now working on.

Prefer a video of the drawing tutorial? Scroll to the end of this post for an easy owl drawing video tutorial.

Easy Owl Drawing Step-by-Step Tutorial

Now, let’s begin with our owl drawings. Follow the steps shown below to create an easy owl cartoon. Please enjoy!

Step 1: Draw the Main Body of Your Owl

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Drawing the body of your owl will include creating an outline for the top of your owl’s head, two pointed ears, and a round body.

Step 2: Draw the Nose of Your Owl

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

To create your owl’s nose, draw an upside down rounded triangle shape like the one shown above.

Step 3: Draw the Outline of the Eyes of Your Owl

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

For the eyes, you will draw two large circles that connect in the middle.

Step 4: Draw the Pupils of Your Owl

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Draw two individual circles that are symmetrical to one another. These will be the pupil’s of your owl.

Step 5: Draw the Twinkle in Your Owl’s Eyes

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

For maximum cuteness, create one large and one smaller circle in each of your owl’s eyes. This will create an adorable twinkle effect later on.

Step 6: Fill in Your Owl’s Eyes (Skip if Coloring in Later)

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

If you plan on doing a black and white sketch, you can fill in your owl’s eyes at this time. However, if you plan on having colored eyes, you can skip this step.

Step 7: Draw the Wings of Your Owl

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Next, you will draw two symmetrical curved lines along the sides of your owl’s body. These will be the wings.

Step 8: Draw Some Feathers on Your Owl’s Body

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Everyone loves a fluffy owl! Draw some C-shapes like the ones shown above to give your owl some feathers.

Step 9: Draw Your Owl’s Feet

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

In this step you will draw two symmetrical feet.

Step 10: Finished! Enjoy Your Cute Owl Drawing.

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

You did it! Now you have a super cute and easy to draw owl.

Step 11: Color in Your Owl With Coloring Pencils (Optional)

How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

If you’re feeling extra creative, you can now color in your owl.

Video: How to Draw an Owl

Want to see some more drawing tutorials? Check out this adorable pig drawing guide. It’s super easy and fun!

Learn How to Draw Cute Animals


Did you have a blast creating this cartoon owl? If so, you are likely thinking of what else you should draw. To get more tutorials, I recommendHow to Draw 101 Animals‘ by Dan Green.

This book will show you how to draw 101 animals step-by-step. It is easy enough to follow for both children and adults.


If you enjoyed this owl drawing tutorial, be sure to let me know in the comments what else you’d like a tutorial for.

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How to Draw an Owl: Easy Step-by-Step Owl Drawing [With Video]

Drawing is a really fun skill to learn and you can do it the easy way with this tutorial. There are so many different animals that people enjoy drawing, but owls seem to be one of the most popular! With these simple steps in mind, you’ll have an adorable owl masterpiece in no time.


If you enjoyed this tutorial, make sure to check out some more like my dolphin drawing and pig drawing tutorials.


Are there any other animals you want to learn how to draw? Let me know what animal drawings interest you in the comments below and I’ll try to get a drawing guide up ASAP.

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