OWLS and Permanent Markers
Stylized Owls by second graders. We started by drawing a basic owl body shape together as a class. The head (circle) overlaps the body (face tracers, oval), and the students traced the outside of both pieces. The students picked a picture of an owl, and added more interesting features like feathers on ears (horns), tail feathers, eye details, and chest feathers. Each student took features from their owl pictures and made a stylized version of that owl. We went over the owls with permanent markers, making a black and white version. The next class we did a watercolor wash over the top of the owl, background, and branch if they chose.