Winter (Barn Owl)

Winter

Acrylic sketch on A5 canvas board, painted in around an hour or so.

An abstract barn owl (tyto alba – a cool as fuck Latin name). The last sketch from a series of four, the same series of experiments as the previous tawny, short-eared and little owls.

If you ask me, the barn owl is a very strong contender for most goth/metal bird. Hear me out. They hang out at night in and around abandoned buildings, dressed like a cross between the spirits of the restless dead and aliens, screaming like someone (or something) being brutally murdered and scaring the shit out of people. Ravens, eat your hearts out.

6 comments

  1. We have three Snow owls at our zoo, the kind I call them Hedwiges as they are a constant reminder of Harry Potter. I have not heard them make a sound though. Barn owl just got my vote for creepy as fuck with that voice clip. Great sketches.

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