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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Barn Owl" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle on the top half of the page as a guide for the barn owl's head. It doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.
Step 2: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines that will help you to place the barn owl's facial features later. Bend the lines to contour to the shape of the circle.
Step 3: On the lower right side of the head, draw another circle as a guide for the top part of the barn owl's body. This circle should be a tiny bit bigger than the first one. And again, don't worry about drawing it perfectly. Notice the placement of the circles. The bottom one is not directly underneath, and their edges are slightly grazing.
Step 4: Draw a long arc similar to the letter U on the lower right side of the second circle as a guide for the lower half of the barn owl's body.
Step 5: Draw two lines that connect the barn owl's head and body and form the neck.