George – Great Grey

George Great Grey

My latest commission now on its way to his owner – this is George and he is a Great Grey Owl. Although it’s one of the largest species of owl by length, much of its size is deceptive, as a dense layer of fluffy feathers keeps them warm in the cold northern climate where they live.

Although the colours were relatively straightforward, the patterns were incredibly complicated and almost drove me mad!! I chose drafting film for this one to enable me to get the effect that I wanted, but it was still the hardest owl I’ve completed to date!

16 x 12
Coloured Pencil on Drafting film