Realistic Owl 🦉 Painting Tutorial 🎨
Basic Supplies: wooden owl, flat brush, skinny brush, paints
With the flat brush, cover the entire owl with your choice of base color. This will be your owl’s main color.
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Pick or mix a second color for the “belly” of your owl. I chose to make a tinted version of my base color by mixing green & white.
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Using the flat brush, paint in a rounded “V” shape for the owl “belly.” Try creating a little bit of paint texture with short brush strokes.
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With a third color, use the skinny brush to paint in more of a feathery texture on the “belly.” Use short, vertical brush strokes.
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After cleaning off your brush, paint small owl feet(3 toes each) with the skinny brushy below the belly feathers.
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Using your choice of brush, paint two large eye circles in the middle of the head. These circles should be the size of a bottle cap or a quarter.
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With the skinny brush, paint smaller, white circles inside each eye. Take your time to make the eyes match!
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Using your third color again, paint a thin ring around the edge of each eye with the skinny brush.
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Pick a bright, contrasting color to use as your owl’s beak. Start with a “V” below the eyes and close it with a curve.
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Finally, add tiny black circles (for “pupils”) to your owl eyes 👀 using the skinny brush.
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Using your second color again, paint light feather lines along the tail, wings, and “horns.”🪶
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To finish, you can add more feather 🪶 lines around the eyes 👀 & face.
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BONUS: Add extra black details to the edges of the eyes and to the beak.
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🦉 Owl done!
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I hope you enjoyed today’s painting tutorial! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🤎🤍🖤 -MsTran
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