September 17, 2010

Owl Love You Forever

I've been on this "turn your trash into treasure" kick lately, and Oaklen's room was first on my list. As I was getting all his new treasures into his room, I realized I really wanted to paint some owls above his door for his owl themed nursery.
Me. Who has a hard time even coloring in the lines, wanted to paint. And for some reason, it had to be done RIGHT THEN. So I grabbed the leftover supplies from previous arts and crafts adventures from his room and went to work.

First I searched online for a picture of owls to use as inspiration. I found these lovelies on google:

Then I traced them and cut them out:
**All these pictures are going to be bad quality because I took them in the dark while Oaklen slept.

I then pinned them where I wanted them to be, and traced around them with a pencil. Once I took them down I outlined the inside with pencil, too.

I painted the vanilla parts first, then the brown:

I can't draw a circle to save my life, so I used these props (for the eyes) to do it for me. A pin for the little eyes, the bottom of a marker for the big eyes:

Then I outlined them both with a black sharpie which is the hardest part of the entire project. I also cannot draw a straight line to save my life.

I'm still debating about what to do for the chest feathers. Straton wants colors, I want zig zag lines. We'll see what happens. As for now, I'm pretty happy with it.


Anastasia Beaverhousen said...

The older you get, the more like your mother you become!!! Way to go Laur Laur! Looks FANTASTIC!!

Auntie Jan said...

Actually, from me, Lauren....your mom has been trying to copy me her whole life! great job!!!! Draw the owls on paper with different chest feathers and see what you like best. Too cute!

Holly Shaw said...

Love these little guys! I see owl stuff all the time now and always want to get it for you lol! But I don't know what you have or don't have!

Jaime said...

love it Laur! i think you should use fabric for the feathers!!!

Josh and Jena said...

Cute cute cute cute cute!