Step 10: Draw the top part of the beak by first drawing a curved line between the eyes. Now add a shorter curved line at the bottom. Use the initial lines as guides for placement. Now use a series of quick, short strokes to add the patch of feathers on the left side. Add some feathers to the right side as well. Draw a small curved line inside the beak for the owl's nostril.
Step 11: Draw an angled line under the top part of the beak for the bottom part of the beak. The bottom part of the beak should look similar to the letter V. Add a couple of lines within the shape for extra detail inside the owl's mouth. Draw a short, curved line at the top for the tongue.
Step 12: On the top, left side of the head, draw an angled line for the great horned owl's feather tuft. Draw the bottom of the tuft inside the head. Use quick, short strokes for the feathery texture. Add a similar but smaller shape on the right side for the other tuft.
Step 13: Use the circle as a guide to draw the rest of the great horned owl's head. Use a sloping line on the left for the neck. Then darken the path of the circle. Use quick, short strokes for texture. Leave some gaps as you follow the path of the circle. Add a few more quick, short strokes inside the bird's head to create a more feathery texture.
Step 14: Use the angled lines at the bottom as guides to draw the great horned owl's first leg. First draw the shape of the toe using curved lines around the short guide at the top. Add a hook-like shape at the top for the talon. Draw the toe at the bottom the same way. Now draw a third toe next to the first toe at the top. Use the first toe as a template. Add the fourth and final toe at the bottom. Use the other lines as guides to draw the top of the leg. Use quick, short strokes as you add the thick shape of the leg around the guides.