Fearless Friday, Festive Owl Family

Today we are going to draw an owl family,

all decked out for holiday fun!

When I create characters, I use a combination of my imagination

and photos from internet sources

like Pinterest, Unsplash, Pixabay and Google

I combine elements I like from the various sources

and then add original touches to make them my own

This needlework canvas from Bedecked and Bedazzled

was part of the inspiration for my owl family

I loved their sweet faces and all the colorful patterns and details

I started my drawing with shapes for the owl faces,

placing them on the paper by their heights,

Mama owl, baby owl and Papa owl

After drawing the cheeks, eyes and beaks,

I added ears and the outline of the heads and bodies

Next came their feet and wings

Now the fun really begins, adding details like hats,

antlers with lights on Junior,

a present and candy canes tucked under Mama and Papa’s wings

Once I had things sketched in, I began to ink over the pencil,

making adjustments as I went

The pencil was erased…

Then I added more details with my pen

I started filling in color with the eyes, leaving a spot of white showing for the highlights

Ink swirls on the cheeks, for a last little detail…

“Festive Owl Family” 7″ x 10″ ink and marker on mixed media paper

Juicy Details

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I have a combination of marker brands that I use, Prismacolor, Copic, and Ohuhu. Ohuhu are very affordable, and you can get them on Amazon here. I also use colored pencils sometimes to blend colors and soften marker edges.

The dots are made with Kuretake Zig Clean Color Dot pens. I have a set of 12 colors and they are tons of fun to use, one end has a dot tip and the other end has a fine tip. You can order them individually or in sets here

Grab some markers or colored pencils and have some holiday fun!

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

  Sundays on Silverado  Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

Thursday Favorite Things    Creative Cumpulsions Meal Plan Monday

17 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Festive Owl Family”
  1. Jenna, the festive owl family are adorable! I always look forward to Fearless Friday to see what you will share! Happy Friday!

  2. Nancy says:

    Hello Jenna and Owl Family!
    Love this fun family of owls!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Jenna, love your sweet owl family, they are adorable!!!! They are dressed perfectly for the holidays………

  4. Debbie says:

    Love the owl family. ❤️Happy Weekend!

  5. I love drawing owls and yours are especially festive and fun. I especially love your step-out drawings!

  6. lghiggins says:

    I love how you draw inspiration from others and create your own designs from them.

    • Thank you Linda, there’s an old saying in the art world, “there are no original ideas, someone has already done that” Now, I don’t quite believe that, but it emphasizes the importance of creating your own style!

  7. pattyanneart says:

    Oh they are so cute, Jenna!! Love your owls and seeing your creative process. ❤️😍
    I need to get some of those dot markers, so much fun!

  8. Mary says:

    Your owl family is a hoot Jenna! I love seeing your creations come to life! ♥

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