Excited about a couple new illustrations I’m working on. Including this Northern Hawk Owl I inked today. In a forest with fungi and a last minute Nuthatch addition.
Whimsical Illustrated Owl Species Chart
13×19 Print: https://www.etsy.com/listing/182308646/illustrated-owl-species-chart-whimsical
This has been on my list to draw for a while now and I finally got around to it. It was a fun challenge figuring out how to portray and differentiate each owl. Not sure I can pick a favorite. I’m particularly happy with the great grey, screech, and northern hawk owl.
My twelfth owl is based on a Northern Hawk Owl. They seem to enjoy sitting at the top of pines like this. It seems kind of awkward, but I guess they like it.
This one went through quite a drastic change when I was almost finished, with the addition of the fog, which was not part of my original plan. Pretty happy with how it turned out though. I think weather always adds a nice element of texture and atmosphere.