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Kids Art: Draw with markers a fun "Angry Owl"!

Nora Connolly, Illustrator + Pattern Designer + Artist + Teacher

Kids Art: Draw with markers a fun "Angry Owl"!

Nora Connolly, Illustrator + Pattern Designer + Artist + Teacher

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6 Lessons (20m)
    • 1. Intro to the Angry Owl

    • 2. Project Design

    • 3. Supplies Needed

    • 4. Sketching an Angry Owl

    • 5. Marker Inking an Angry Owl

    • 6. Final Thoughts on the Angry Owl

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About This Class

Hi parents and kids!

In this class you find a colorful and fun class for your child to help them discover the fun of art.

This  Fun and Easy "Angry Owl" Marker Drawing and Marker Art Project was created with beginner in mind and is perfect for children. It is meant tap into your children's creativity and aims to make art fun and enjoyable for them. 

There are only two steps to this art class:

Step 1: Draw and Outline the "Angry Owl" out with a Sharpie or Black marker

Step 2: Fill in the Outline you drew with markers!

This method is in steps and our goal is to teach your child to master their art skills and love artwork more and more... The idea behind the process it to show children how to place their shapes and connect the lines in this drawing in order to complete a small image.

We will start off by gathering our supplies needed for our image. Then, we move on to the drawing and outlining of our image. Finally, the last step will be filling in our shapes and image we created beforehand.

Supplies needed:

- Sharpie Black marker (or Black Marker you have on hand)

- 5 or 6 different color marker.

- Large sheet of paper meant for ink or marker

Thank you for joining my class today and I hope you enjoy making this fun little "Angry Owl" drawing with me!


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Nora Connolly

Illustrator + Pattern Designer + Artist + Teacher


About Me:    Hello, and welcome, I'm Nora. I'm an Illustrator, Surface Pattern Designer + Artist. I studied at Columbia University and obtained a Masters. My thesis was on "MURAL ART: FAD OR ART?"  I decided after a number of years of work as a French Translator to go to FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology to learn digital design.  I also speak French fluently and have lived in Paris, France.  I am native New Yorker and still live in NYC presently with my husband and two kitties!   I have written and illustrated three Children's books so far.  I love art and what I do!  This is the best feeling in the world and would like to share that creativity with everyone.

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1. Intro to the Angry Owl: Hi everyone. My name is nor Connelly from pixie art studio. In this Skillshare class called how to draw a cartoon angry owl. We're going to draw this adorable angry OWL. I'm going to teach you how to draw this angry owl with a sketch, outline. And then how to use your markers properly to fill in the colors. 2. Project Design: Your project will be very simple. Draw out your own cartoon character, or you have a choice to draw this one, this angry and final way to make your cartoon character angry, feel free to place your angry cartoon character in the description down below as I'd love to see what you've rendered. Thank you so much. 3. Supplies Needed: Hi everyone. I'm here to teach you how to draw this very angry owl. And the reason why I made him angry is because sometimes some of us get angry and frustrated and we need to take our frustrations out. The way I do it is by drawing. So I want to go over here the supplies for you and some of the things that I want you to have for this cartoon character, our markers. And I'm going to show you what kinds of markers you're going to need and along with every thing else for the supplies that you'll need. So let me move this little guy over and show you what kind of paper will need. So the paper I used was a Bristol Strathmore. And I got this pad because it's kind of thick, the papers thick as you can see, and it absorbs a pen and ink. So as you can see here, it's for Pentateuch and there are 20 sheets. And you can get this at any craft store or even Michael's for instance. So that's one important thing. And you can use any paper, the bigger the better. Now, these are the colors that I used, and I didn't use that many, so I use an orange, as you see here. A yellow or red. Two types of purple and a goal type of marker. Definitely a brown and black. Now I'm going to use a blue type of crayon so that it shows up on the video. But you can use a pencil, it's fine. And it's the same thing. This one just shows up much better. And also for the markers, the type of markers I used were marker. And I got them. It's by shuttle art, as you can see here. And I bought these online. So the good thing about these is that on one side they have a very thick type of nibs. And then on the other side, it's very thin so you can go into tight spaces. So that is all we'll need. And I'll meet you back here for the sketching part now. 4. Sketching an Angry Owl: Hi everyone. So now we're here in the sketching section. And in this lesson we're just going to go over how to sketch this angry owl. And the angry owl I drew is also in the description section. If you want to download it to follow along more easily because you can have something to reference by. So I'm gonna put this aside and I'm going to take my blue pencil. You can take your regular pencil or any other pencil you feel that will not show up through the markers too much. So we're going to start out towards the center of the page, maybe a little bit above it. We're going to start out by making the beak. And we want to make a large type of Allman shape. So we're going to draw the beaker, and that is going to be the shape of the beak. It's a type of almonds. And you don't want it to be too pointed on the edges. And next we're going to add some very big, large circular eyes. Because that is what gives this Owl His look. Because he's, he has these very large owls, owl's eyes, like owls do have, they have very big eyes. And it doesn't have to be a perfect circle. But you want to outline it in another outline around the circle because that will be used to color in with the gold. Um, but we're gonna get to that with the colors afterwards. So those are the two very large circular eyes. And if they're not perfect, that's fine. You can fix it with the markers. Then we're going to put some pupils in there. And we're going to make two very large pupils. And these are going to be colored pus probably in block. So once we drew those out, we're good with that. And I want to make these a little bigger and I want them to be a little more even shaped. And I think that that seems to fit properly. And then for the eyebrows, we're going to make him very cross. He's kind of an Angry Birds, so we're going to make angry eyebrows. Now we don't want them too big, but we don't want them too thick either. So the other one is going to be as well going this way and the other way. So one goes one way, one goes the other way. One goes from left to right, one goes from right to left. And it's just the line really that you thicken. So that's one way of doing it. And then we're going to draw his body. So for his body, we are going to leave a little bit of space down here for his little feet. And he's going to be on alleged like on a on a little type of line. So we're just going to draw his body as a type of triangle. So it's going to connect from side to side. And that's his body. They're starting to come together. And then I think I want to draw. The feet next. So they're going to be these little type of hands, but upside down hands. So that is two little feet. And then we're going to put the line that he's the little ledge that he's sitting on. Even do that now if you want to, that's fine. We can do that now. So we're going to make that little line. You can turn it into something else if you want to. A key for instance, it can be many different things. But I'm just going to put a regular line that I'm going to fill in and I'm going to make sure that his feet come out on either in the middle of that. And then the next part of this out we're going to make, it's pretty simple to draw this guy. We're going to draw his wings. So for his wingspan, we're going to start it at the eyeball of the eye. And we're going to draw the exterior part of the wing like so. And then we're going to come back out this way. And we're going to connect it to the bottom. And then we're going to do the same thing or the wing on the other side. So it's just like a, it, it, if there were an, a symmetry line in the middle, if there were this type of invisible line in the middle, you just flip it to the other side, and that's what you would draw on the other side. So it doesn't have to be exactly the same. But the idea is that that's what helps you find your lines when you're drawing him. So that's him, his wings. And then for the crown part of his, his ears and stuff. We're going to draw a little line going this way. It's like a half circle. And then we're going to bring the line down. And we're going to come in and make it smaller as we go down. So that is one part of his I guess there his ears maybe. And that's what you call them. And then we'd connect it here. So that's, that's the outward gives the owl that look of like wisdom and all, all the time. So then we have the owls further come feathers rather that come out of the ear. And then next we're going to draw the other side. And it's the same idea. You want a type of symmetry in the middle, an invisible symmetry line. We're going to redraw this way. Now. Then we're going to add the lines, middle part, mid section, and then we're going to close it off there. And I'm going to connect the top part of the ear to the owl's eye socket. So that is the top part, his ears, and we add the feathers as well. You can connect that as well here. And to make it seem like to make it look like he doesn't have the separated. We're going to put something in the center and that would be hit the other part of his head. So I you can see these lines because they, they seem to show through rather will. And he has very few things left to add. So here we're going to make him a tail feather. And we're going to make it as well, another one on the inside. And if you want them to be spread out just a little more, you can like this. We're running out of paper. So we're not going to add too much there. And for his wings to make them look a little fuller. And so we can add the different colors. We're going to draw one more layer here. And over here, and on the other side as well. So whatever you do on one side, you repeat. On the other side. That way he looks balanced. And then we're going to draw one more layer. So this is going to be one color. We're gonna make this purple. And then this is going to be another color. And these feather, this row of feathers aren't going to be red. And these are going to be yellow. So this will be purple, red, and yellow. And the body of the owl, which you saw in the beginning, is going to end up looking orange. So now we're going to just concern ourselves with the sketch here. I'm just giving you a heads up, an FYI on some of the colors that we're going to use. So next, we're going to add the other feathers here on the other side of his wings. And there you have it, the angry owl. This is our sketch. And it's nicely drawn out and it's perfectly laid out and ready to be a TA, ready to apply the markers. So and if you feel like you need to erase something, you can, but it's okay. Cool. Markers generally cover most of your outlines. And once you have applied your markers, you can erase the lines. If you feel that you want to do that. 5. Marker Inking an Angry Owl: This is the part lesson of the markers and how to apply them to the owl. So I'm going to start off with my orange marker. And I'm going to take the side that is and the thicker part and I'm going to apply it to his body. So I'm going to start out by drawing on the exterior. And I like to draw an outline type to just get me going and know that that's the part that I don't want to draw out of. So I'm going to fill in everything in the center of these lines. And then I'm going to go back and fill in the exterior parts that connect to the rest. So with markers, you generally want to draw lines in the same direction. Because if you do something like this, it doesn't come out as nice. And you can see that in the end. You can see the overall, the overlap part of the markers. So you want to try and go in one direction. It doesn't have to be all perfectly in the same direction. But generally, it's good to start off that way. So then you can go in the other direction for the other side and you could connect it in the middle. So that's what I would do for really large surfaces that I want to cover quickly. And then what I would do next is fill in the exterior part that we did not fill in. So that would be here. And I would try and catch that with the marker. And when I get really close to my lines, my sketch lines, then I use the other side of the nib. And I'm going to show you how to do that right now. So that is one side. I usually put the cover back on. And then I'm going to do the other side, which is really close to the other colors. So when I'm going to apply the other color for the beak, for instance, I want to make sure that I get it well drawn in with the other with the orange color. And then I just fill this in quickly. That way it doesn't waste my time too much. And my and my drawing comes along nicely. So over here on the blue line, I just go over it with this part of the marker. And I go over this here. And I go on and so on and so forth with my marker. So I'm going to cover the part of the tail as well now. And I'm going to do that. But I just try and catch my outlines with my marker. And then I tell him. Now Homer here, we're just going to get this curve. Everybody loves that little scratchy noise from the markers. So then we do the little feet and the exterior now with markers, the absorbed well, so you don't want to come in too tightly to the feet because then you won't have enough space for the yellow marker. So you always have to remember to leave a little, little bit of gap there. And then I'm going to pick up my yellow and I'm going to fill in the the beak. Now when you have tight spaces, you could also use the thicker part of the nib and just use the point as I'm doing here. And that way you can go into tight spaces as well. And it's another way to control your marker. If you've always wondered what markers are used for. In art and design, then I can tell you that markers have been used for advertising. So if you work in an advertising agency, you can use markers. And they're also used for fashion design. So when you're rendering a fashion design drawing, you would use markers as well. So if you get really good at cartoon drawing with markers, and then you go into fashion design later on, then you have some skills down. So it's always good to you know, how to use markers as well. In addition to other things such as maybe even watercolors or wash, it's good to have different things in your arsenal rather than always the same as a, to have a variety of things. And here we're drawing a little cartoon character. But when you're drawing, when you're rendering a drawing for say, fashion, fashion designer, if that's what you decide to go into, then you know, you'll have some skills set for that. Now, what am I doing here? I'm going to finish the last part of the little perch. And then we are done with this little guy. So here we have the Angry out, as I'm sure you've heard of Angry Birds. Well, this is the angry owl. So thank you for joining me today. And I hope that you really enjoyed this class. And now the only thing that's left is for us to add our name on the side. It doesn't have to be very big. Mines, Nora, C. And the year, you can put the full year or you don't have to, but you can just leave it like this. Or if you want to add the year. And you can put a little comma. Thank you for joining me today for making this little angry owl together with markers. 6. Final Thoughts on the Angry Owl: Thank you so much everyone for joining me today in drawing this cartoon character. And I'm very happy that you were able to join me and feel free to place your cartoon character that is also very angry in the description down below. And again, join me for more lessons from me nor commonly in my classes from pixie art studio on Skillshare. Thank you so much and take care.