Drawing Together Episode 41: Owlright!

Drawing Together Episode 41: Owlright!

this episode is Part of the Drawing Together live video series – learn more here

I’m so excited to tackle this subject! The texture, the expression, This’ll be fun! Follow along using this reference image: https://bit.ly/2UW6XFB

We want to see your drawings! Share your finished pieces and any tips with us in the comments section below.

Today, I’m working with:

  • Tan Toned Drawing Paper
  • Charcoal (vine, compressed, and charcoal pencils)
  • White Chalk Pencil
  • Kneaded and Rubber Erasers

In this session, we’ll cover:

  • Drawing an owl
  • Drawing techniques for texture
  • Realistic shading techniques techniques


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  1. I always surprise myself when doing these kinds of drawings, this reminds me of the cat which I think was one of my better drawings. Charcoal is fun but test my abilities which is a good thing. Any way this is one of my favorites.

  2. I first tried this on some heavy textured paper for charcoal and pastel but couldn’t get any details. This one is done on plain copy paper and I think is actually better

  3. Fun lesson. I have a General’s charcoal white pencil. But the white didn’t flow like yours. Even with a lot of pressure. It’s pretty old, do they get hard to use over time?

  4. Drawing the owl was intimidating in the beginning. But working along with the community made it fun and fruitful.
    I used a Mechanical eraser to pull out the white highlights as I did not have white charcoal.
    Thanks Scott for this session!

  5. This was fun but I really struggled with it and am still not sure I’m even remotely happy although my drawing buddy in CA says YES! HAHAH! I struggled with liking the white in mine and just couldn’t wrap myself around it.

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