Today I’m showing you how to draw a realistic great horned owl in colored pencil. I know all that detail feels like a bit too much, but I’ve got some tips on how to make it look realistic without spending the next two years working on it! I’ve even got an adult coloring page for those of you who enjoy coloring!

Today I’m working on fawn Stonehenge paper. I’m also using:

Polychromos (amazon affiliate link): Cadmium Yellow, Dark Naples Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Paynes Grey, black, burnt ochre, Van Dyke Brown, red violet, Olive Green Yellowish, Warm Grey IV, Indanthrene blue, whiteLuminance
Derwent Drawing Chinese White
Mona Lisa Odorless paint thinner:
Glassine under my hand to protect my paper while I work
Derwent pencil extender

Fur Feather and Faces Colored Pencil workshop


My reference photo comes from

Do you or someone you know like coloring? I’ve got this owl ready for you in an adult coloring page as well! Just right click and save to your own computer!




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