Fearless Friday, Fantasy Owl


Happy Friday!

Fall is flying by…

I am having fun this month participating in the Doodlewash November Art Challenge

Drawing or painting something everyday from the prompt list


My 11 yr old grandson is doing it with me!!




We both had fun drawing owls and I want to share my process with you for this week’s Fearless Friday





This might look complicated at first, but when you break it down,

step by step and shape by shape

it becomes simple





Because my owl is symmetrical I opted to do him in pencil first so I could get the shapes right





When you’re drawing something symmetrical it helps if you turn your paper

this will help see it from a different perspective and help you get it equal







Once I was happy with the drawing I inked over it

with a waterproof .03 micron pen





I embellished the drawing as I went along with whatever designs popped into my head





When I had the basic shapes inked in I erased the pencil






I continued to embellish areas in a zentangle like style




Ok, now he’s ready for color




Using a watercolor brush pen I applied brown to the areas I wanted darkest on his wings

and then blended them out with a water brush pen




I continued to color in this fashion,

adding color and blending out




I also used colored pencils in some areas where I wanted solid color

and also for the background



“Fantasy Owl” 5″ x 8″ watercolor and colored pencil on mixed media paper


Juicy Details


Arteza Real Brush Pens set of 96

waterbrush pen

Master’s Touch mixed media sketch book/Hobby Lobby




I highly recommend this mixed media sketch book, Master’s Touch from Hobby Lobby.  The paper is very thick and holds up well to watercolor and markers generally don’t bleed through, it’s very affordable at $6.99 for 60 pages and if you use the weekly 40% off coupon it’s really a bargain!



This fantasy owl flew over to Society 6 and landed on a few things too…


Fantasy Owl card here   throw pillow here  framed print here  lucite box here


I highly recommend doing an art challenge

creating something from the daily prompts can take you out of your comfort zone

and make you try new subjects, techniques and improve your skills!

Be Fearless!!


 🖋 🦉 🎨


I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday  Love Your Creativity    What’s for Dinner?

Between Naps on the Porch,  Make it Pretty Monday

Turn About Tuesday  Celebrate Your Story, You’re the Star

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl  Full Plate Thursday

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Home Matters 

Weekend Potluck  Friday Features  Sweet Inspirations

Happiness is Homemade    Sunday’s Best Linkup

27 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Fantasy Owl”
  1. Nancy says:

    Jenna… so beautiful. I love owls as we have them in our backyard. Your painting is gorgeous! And your grandson is fabulous! How wonderful that he enjoys doing this with you! 🤎

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    I really enjoy your tutorials Jenna. They give me an idea of the fun of this art. You are truly an amazing artist and this guy is a true work of art! I’m sure you enjoyed the time you spent with your grandson. Special……..

    • Thanks Emily! He got so interested watching me do drawings for Inktober, hmmm…it might have been the day I did the baseball glove 😂 that I told him he should do the Nov challenge with me. When he’s not here we text each other our drawings, so fun!

  3. That fantasy owl sure does get around! I think he should fly into a deck of cards and take over as King!

  4. Jenna, how wonderful that your grandson and you are doing this together! Your fantasy owl is fabulous, love the color and detail! Happy Friday!

  5. Nancy Sharp says:

    It must be fun to know your grandson has inherited your artist Gene and draws with you. I love his owl.

  6. Rosie M. says:

    Oh, Jenna, your stunning owl made me smile. A great way to start the day! It must give you great joy to know your artistic talent has been passed down to your Grandson. What a special connection you will always have with him.

  7. Laura Kate says:

    Adorable. Thanks for showing how your work was created.

  8. Kitty says:

    Your Fantasy Owl turned out great, Jenna, and so did your grandson’s!

  9. pattyanneart says:

    I love both owls. 💚 That’s wonderful that your grandson is creating art with you. Great step by step tutorial. 👍😊

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Hi Jenna, I so LOVE your owl!! It turned out amazing! 💗
    I’m enjoying seeing you and your grandson’s art on IG too! 😍

    • Thank you Jill! Funny thing is he’s pushing me, he’ll text me with his daily drawing and ask to see mine, so I have to be sure I’ve done it!! I’m thinking about getting CC involved too, even though she’s only 6, she loves loves to draw, paint and color….Maybe in January

  11. Mary says:

    Your fantasy owl is such a hoot Jenna! LOVE him and your grandson is quite the budding artist too! ♥

  12. What an awesome activity for you and your grandson. Your owl is adorable! I appreciate the tutorial. Pinning.


  13. Myra Orrett says:

    Loved doing the fearless owl. Thank you for sharing. These instructions were SUPER easy to follow!

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