The third and final part of the tutorial for making a semi-realistic barn owl plush. As I did not make a pattern for the first one
, this is based on the second one
. There are in fact a few major differences (especially how the wings were done), so if you would like to know how something was done differently the first time around, please feel free to contact me.
A NOTE: All owls are individuals! Look up some pictures of barn owls- you'd be amazed at the variations in color and patterning. This is just how I chose to paint mine, but I encourage you to have a little fun with your owl's colors.
This tutorial is free to use, provided you follow my rule
: please credit me for this, even if you modify it
. Other than that, please enjoy!
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If someone will teach me how to do it, I will also gladly include the pattern for this in a zip file- otherwise, as soon as I get it all finalized and scanned I will upload it as an image in my gallery so that you can download it. I will make a few more minor changes to the pattern to improve a few things that still bother me, so if yours doesn't turn out exactly like this- that's why! Hopefully it will be even better. ^_^
If I left anything out, something is unclear, if you have any questions, etc., please feel free to comment! I appreciate your feedback.
Part 1- animus-panthera.deviantart.com…
Part 2- animus-panthera.deviantart.com…
Pattern- animus-panthera.deviantart.com…If you want to make a SNOWY OWL instead of a BARN OWL, here are some tips!
Members of the family Tytonidae (i.e. the barn owls) have those lovely heart shaped faces, since they have two separate facial disks. Members of the family Strigidae, like snowies, don't! So you'll have to modify the face a bit. I suggest making the head a bit shorter and rounder, then cutting two circles (instead of two half-hearts). They'll just go around the eyes, with the beak sticking out from the bottom, rather than the beak being in the middle like on a barn owl. I hope that makes sense! A few other little differences, too- snowy owl tails are rounded, instead of the inverted V shape of the barn owl, and their wings are a bit shorter and more rounded, not quite so pointed. Those things will make it look less like a barn owl and more like a snowy. ^_^