Whoooooo put the O in OCD?
So after I got back into doodle mode, I decided to use an owl statue/sculpture thingy that I found at Dolly Python as inspiration for the next piece. He stands about 14″ tall, and I wanted to make the drawing around the same size. Luckily, I had an illustration board that would work.
I knew it would be a challenge, but I don’t think I was truly prepared for the physical (and eye) strain of hovering over this thing at my kitchen table for so many hours. I really don’t remember how many hours it took, but I think 20-22 is a good estimate.
First, I sketched the main outline and “sections” of the owl in pencil, then went over in ink. After that, I basically doodled patterns in each area, trying to keep a good balance that, while not realistic in any sense of the word, would lend itself to representing feathers and what-not.
I took more in-progress pics, but they’re probably pretty boring. You might be interested to know that I did the face/eyes last.
I will probably add more detail to the thing he is perched on so that it looks more like a tree limb and less like a power line. 😉 But for now, he’s taking a nap in a box. The original illustration is not for sale, but I will have prints available soon.