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.
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You can find new prints of owl #55 in the shop here:
5×7″ and 8×10″ Prints
11×14″ Prints

Owl, moss, and snow drawing

moss
Owl #53
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.

moss
You can find single cards and card sets in my shop.

Fall Woodland Illustration

owl fungi drawing

Owl #40
Owl and nuthatch

A rainy fall woodland scene. An owl and a nuthatch on a fungi covered tree.
This one was a little difficult, it went through many revisions until I was finally happy with it. Sometimes its tough finding that balance between simplicity and the right amount of detail.

Prints available here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/206258094/woodland-illustration-print-owl-nuthatch