Outline a form of an eagle owl, and also the head and the directing arrangements of eyes and the middle of the head. The head is a little turned to the left therefore the line of the middle of the head is not on the middle, and rejected.
Outline ears, the head, area about eyes.
The crosspiece sets a ducking and an arrangement of eyes. Draw all necessary auxiliary lines, and that one eye will be higher than another. A crosspiece — an easy and reliable way to draw the heads (any) it is correct. We plan an arrangement of eyes and a beak of a bird.
We draw a sketch of an eagle owl, we specify how wings where there are feet will look. We draw ears. We plan a mask according to a crosspiece. Correctly plan the general proportions. It is not so simple as it seems — running forward, we will open a small secret — it seemed to us that the trunk at an eagle owl left short, and already at much late stages it was necessary to correct it. Attentively look at proportions.
Important: drawing on the table plane (if paper at you on a table lies), you see drawing in a foreshortening. Take a plate better and paste paper an adhesive tape, and hold a plate before eyes at an angle in 45 degrees. In order that there were no distortions, artists draw on easels.
We plan shadows, so it will be simpler to us to be defined, where at an eagle owl wings, and where — feet.
It is possible to shade shadows accurately. Dark places will be there where less light gets. Muzzle and head of a bird the brightest and contrast.
Important: feathers on a bird grow in a certain direction therefore it is necessary to draw them too correctly. it is impossible to draw feathers which stick out at an angle to a body of an eagle owl, it will look unnaturally. That you did not forget about feathers, we drew the arrows showing that feathers grow from top to down.
Our drawing of an eagle owl starts being more detailed — we drew the head and eyes of an eagle owl. Of course, we still will return to them.
We continue to draw a pencil. Here it is already possible to emphasize with softer pencil of an eye and a dark contour round a mask of an eagle owl.
We draw feathers of an eagle owl. Look attentively: on a paunch at an eagle owl feathers short as down, and on wings — long and firm, they allow a bird to fly. And all feathers motley. To draw pestrenky feathers not easy, but this quiet and pacifying occupation. Do not hurry, and that will be ugly. Also do not go in cycles in one place — look at drawing in general. Otherwise the owl will be as if drawn with the parts which are not connected with each other. Draw wholly, in different places of the picture, collecting everything in uniform composition.
The most important — feathers lie in a shape of a body. That is, even white plumelets where a shadow, will be dark. Therefore drawing feathers, try not to make an eagle owl flat. Use different softness pencils for different shades.
We draw further.
Ready drawing of an eagle owl.