Owl on moss cliffs
Owl 53 is another owl found in Iceland, the Short-eared Owl. I’ve drawn this one sitting on moss covered cliffs with falling snow. Liking the subtle variations of greens in this one.
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.
This illustration is based on the Short-eared Owl. At certain times of the year they will roost together in groups, sometimes as large as a couple hundred owls. So here they are among the grassy tussocks as the sun sets. These owls are mostly diurnal, meaning they are active in the day, so I suppose they are just settling down to sleep.
8×10 Print in the shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/126432827/sleeping-owls-illustration-ink