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A cute ABC owl, would make a perfect project for a child's bedroom.

Posted by Darcy UK from Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom • Published See Darcy UK's 7 projects »
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  • How to draw & paint a piece of animal art. Abc Owl - Step 1
    Step 1

    I took a heavyweight piece of watercolour paper, it really is the best surface for these pens. I used a 3 sizes of lids to create the eye circles,(you could use a compass) and then freehanded the curved lines of the body. These are very simple shapes but if you are concerned about them then use a French Curve to get a neat line.

    I filled in the whole of the owl with 'letters' using a childrens chunky alphabet stencil.

    i then outlined everything with a black fineliner

  • How to draw & paint a piece of animal art. Abc Owl - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now just have fun colouring in the letters. You can see that I only used upper case, and I overlapped many of them to create depth. I added a few loose letters outside the owl and some simple leaf shapes.

    I used Aquamarkers by Letraset, but any water based markers will do.

  • How to draw & paint a piece of animal art. Abc Owl - Step 3
    Step 3

    While the ink was drying on the letters I added some interest to the background. I took a honeycomb stamp and scribbled my blue aquamarker over it, then simply stamped with it. To avoid stamping over the letters I laid scraps of paper over them for protection.

  • How to draw & paint a piece of animal art. Abc Owl - Step 4
    Step 4

    I took a slightly darker shade of each colour and used it to outline the letters, I felt this was enough to make them stand out without outlining them all in black, which may have been too harsh.

    At this point it needed a little something more, so I added a small scallop pattern to the black lines of the owl, the letters 'outside' the owl and the branch/leaves.

  • How to draw & paint a piece of animal art. Abc Owl - Step 5
    Step 5

    Finally I added a border just using a ruler and the broader aquamarker nib.

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