This quick and easy step by step shows you how to draw a folky owl with Sensitive Sepia PIN pack.
This Sensitive Sepia three-pen pack showcases the PIN’s Sepia pen collection. They contain the essential nib sizes. In the pack is an 0.1 for fine lines, 0.5 for broader definition and an expressive brush tip. The sepia shade has a rich, earthy hue that works really well for tonal shading, intricate marks, landscapes and wildlife studies. Inspired by artist’s sketch books, these tones are ideal for so many projects. They look fab for this folky owl design.
You will need
Make your map
This project allows you to really explore a range of mark-making techniques with your Sepia PIN pens. So really have fun when you draw a folky owl with Sensitive Sepia PIN pack.
The key to this drawing tutorial is to make your guide. It’s the making your map part of the illustration that is fundamental to the success of your owl drawing.
So use your pencil to make your guide. To draw your owl shape follow the guide below.
First use your pencil to draw a curved ‘v’ shape. Then made a semi-circle underneath and a diamond shape hanging from the centre as shown. Then draw in circles and and curves to create the owl face.
Once you have the owl face it’s easy to create the body. Do this by drawing a simple heart shape underneath.
Now you have your basic shape you can start introducing more sections into your owl shape. Its these sections that will help guide your drawing. It will also allow you have more fun with your illustration and create a more interesting design.
Pretty PIN designs
Now you can use your Sepia 0.5 pen to draw the outlines for your pencil design. Once complete you can erase your pencil outline
When your Sepia outlines are clearly defined and obvious you can start having fun filling in your sections with pretty fine-line designs.
To draw a folky owl with Sensitive Sepia PIN pack you can experiment and have fun. Sepia PIN pen’s three nib sizes give you a range of creative mark-making options, this results in some beautiful intricate designs.
Play with your various PIN sizes to create a range of lines, dots, dashes and squiggles. This is where your sections will come into play, as you can explore different colour blocking and mark-making within each section. As seen in the images here. Be inspired by some zentangle ideas and try new marks with your sepia PIN pens.
See the crown of the head and the eyes. For example, you can play with criss-crossing lines with the 0.1 nib for subtle colour fill. You add clear scalloped edges with the 0.5 pen. You can group 0.1 and 0.5 dots for subtle stippling. Plus you can add layers of colour coverage and expressive lines with your brush tip.
Now look at the body, you can play with the direction and thickness of your lines, depending on the nib you use. Plus you can experiment with curves and dots. Be bold, be playful and chose what works for you.
Take a look
To see how we draw a folky owl with Sensitive Sepia PIN pack and our various mark making techniques take a look at our video below.
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