I love owls. Hearing their call echo through the woods on a crisp snowy night is always a thrill. They are hidden creatures. I have seen my share but I never tire of it and am always happy to hear them talking at night. It's like a little beacon that all is right with Alaska.
This painting was done with a loose watercolor wash. I went back over the outline with colored pencil and a pencil. The beak, eyes, feet and branch were done with a black ink watercolor brush pen. I took a yellow colored pencil to add in the eye color. The background was done with a branch stencil, dapper and grey ink. I wanted the woods there without overshadowing the owl.
Here is to have hoots in your winter evenings!