Owl and Fog watercolor illustration revisited

owl fog illustration
Owl #55
Owl and Fog

Owl #55 is an updated version of owl #12. I redrew this on on a whim just because I thought it would be fun. I think it’s interesting to see how my style has changed since I started this project.
The biggest difference between these two illustrations is how i painted the fog. The fog in #12 was a last minute addition and was painted with gouache over top the illustration. Since the fog in #55 was planned from the start I used watercolor and the white of the paper, which I personally prefer.
owl and fog
My owls have changed too over time. They are a lot easier for me to draw now for one thing. Their shapes, still simplified, are much more anatomically correct compared to the early ones – mainly because I just have fun drawing them this way at the moment.
fog2-2
You can find new prints of owl #55 in the shop here:
5×7″ and 8×10″ Prints
11×14″ Prints

2016 illustrated owl calendar in the shop

My 2016 owl calendar is now in the shop for pre order (will ship by October 30th). I’ve just finished up the last of 12 new illustrations. Below is a preview of a couple of the months – stay tuned as I scan and update the rest of them this week!
2016 owl calendar

Below, the month of July. A Great Horned Owl in a Southwest desert landscape.
illustrated owl calendar 2016
As my previous calendars, it measures 7×9″. Loose sheets held with a metal bulldog clip. Printed on high quality, sturdy, 100% recycled paper!

You can find the calendar in my shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/210546309/owl-calendar-2016-monthly-bird