Owl Drawings

2.5" x 3.5"  pen and colored pencil
2.5" x 3.5" pen and colored pencil

I love owls, but I don’t draw them very often.  Recently my husband gave me a great reference book:  The Illustrated Owl, by Denny Rogers.  This features Barn, Barred, and Great Horned Owls.  I just about squealed when I saw the book.  I know, not very dignified but this book is wonderful!  There are around a couple hundred drawings of the birds from all angles, anatomical drawings with measurements and drawings of  the feathers and how they effect flight.   There are some reference photos as well.   I’d love to find a similar book about crows.

2.5" x 3.5"  pen and colored pencils
2.5" x 3.5" pen and colored pencils

I’ll probably use this book a lot since I’m of starting a sketchbook devoted to birds.   I am enjoying learning the anatomy of owls and hope to draw them from memory soon.

A quick note:  I’m not an affiliate or anything.  I just love this book.  If you’ve seen a good reference book about crows, I’d love to know about it.  Leave me a comment and I’ll check it out.  Thanks!

Published by Mellanie C

sketch artist, daydreamer Figurative artist specializing in small format art and portraits.

4 thoughts on “Owl Drawings

  1. I like the owl drawings Mellanie. I have tried a couple in the past and found them quite tricky. I love all sorts of crows and rooks and really like to draw them but haven’t put any on my blog yet.


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