How to Paint an Owl on a Rock

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If you haven’t thought of owl rock painting ideas, it is the time for you now. What a gorgeous project to carry out! 

This easy owl painted rocks activity doesn’t require expensive supplies.

Just some smooth rocks and paint, you are effortless to get nice guys as decorations everywhere. 

If you are still confused about how to paint an owl on a rock, use the step-by-step tutorial below. 

DIY Painted Owl Rocks

This owl on rock is such a lovely addition to your springtime-themed decoration. 

I love rock painting as I realize how magical it is to turn a regular rock into amazing permanent work. 

With these easy owl painted rocks, you definitely can customize this night bird suitable for your taste and personality. 

Supplies Needed

  • Smooth, flat rocks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Sealer

How to Draw an Owl Step-by-Step for Kids

The first step is to cover the whole rock with two coats of white paint. 

Tip: The white base makes it easier to color paint onto the rock. It also helps the colors brighter and bolder. 

When the white base dries thoroughly, trace a rough outline of an owl on the rock. 

Start by drawing two circles for eyes, a beak, and one wing on a side. 

To color the eyes, do a gradient from blue to yellow. Once the paint dries, draw two smaller black circles into the bigger ones.

Use a toothpick to dip into the white paint and make two small circles for each eye to make the owl’s eyes lively and sparkly.

Tip: To do a gradient up the eyes, fill some blue in the eyes. While the paint is still a bit wet, apply green and then color the circles with a layer of yellow on the top.

Next, put some brown onto the beak. Flick a little bit of yellow in the center of the beak. 

Give it a thin white line so that it seems there is some light shining on the beak. 

Then paint the entire body orange. Using a thin brush serves well for covering areas close to the beak and eyes.

Tip: Using a hairdryer helps you speed up your paint-drying process.  

Continue to paint white around the face. Then paint thin white hair around the eyes. 

Use white paint to separate all feathers of the wing. Also, add the feathers with red and brown to create the shadow for the wing. 

Add short white lines to the owl’s tummy to give it a feather look. Lick the paint on the top of the owl’s head in different shades of orange, white. 

Once the design is complete, varnish it to prevent the paint from fading.

Apply the easy step-by-step owl painting to create more hand painted owl rocks on your own.

The pink owl is also cute, right?

Is it Necessary to Varnish My Hand Painted Owl Rocks?

Certainly! Sealing your painted rocks with sealer will be the cherry on the top of the cake. 

It is highly recommended that you seal the rocks to protect your creative work from bad weather.

Spray sealer is ideal for giving the rocks a fabulous finished shine. 

Clear nail polish works very well for sealing painted rock for numerous people. 

Also, if you are on a budget and come up with the idea of using hairspray to seal the painted rocks, it will be an acceptable alternative when you apply it on smaller rocks.

Tips for Personalizing Your Owl Painted Rocks

Who doesn’t like to create things their own with styles and unique looks?

If so, you might be interested in doing something a bit special when making easy owl painted rocks. 

To give an extra fun look for your painted rocks, I suggest choosing various stones in shapes and sizes.

The more different the rock is, the more unique your owl on the rock looks.

The real-life owl appearance seems fierce.

However, for the cute project, you can come up with ideas of painting a goofy, sleepy face or any facial expression you feel comfortable with. 

Using non-traditional colors is the last tip. When mentioning owls, we are always accustomed to their somber feathers such as black, brown and white. 

However, that isn’t all we have when doing creative work.

Pink, orange, green, and purple are nice to add to your owls for more fun and distinctiveness. 

Have a super-duper creation!

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