I am in the process of doing another owl drawing and this one has 5 owls on it. After posting work in progress pics on facebook a couple of people asked how I did the eyes on the owls.
I thought rather than trying to explain it, I would show you with pictures - I am a visual person after all!!!
These are the templates and pens I use. From memory the orange template came from a scapbooking shop years ago and the clear one came from Officeworks. It is great for smaller details.
I firstly trace two circles, using the pen, directly onto the paper.
Then the fun part....I add the patterns and details freehand.
I trace another smaller circle inside the first two...
........and again, add the detail.
And so it goes on until the eye is finished. Then I do the other eye. Obviously a steady hand, a good eye (excuse the pun), lots of patience, and some practice help.
Now if you will excuse me, I am off to finish this eye and start on the other one....or mabye I wont turn it into an owl..........oh the possibilities :)