|Sleeping Eagle Owl, 9"x12", Ink on Paper, 2016|
This is an Eagle Owl. This Owl was a character, vocalizing with assorted hoots of all kinds. It also was huge. Its wing span was close to 5 feet. The two feathery "ears" give it such a distinct character.
I drew this in the afternoon, the owl had fallen asleep after an eventful and active morning of visitors streaming through the classroom.
I worked with my fountain pen doing sketches in the morning and in the afternoon switched to a collection of tombow pens and wash.
I love how this drawing came out. I am really working to work the balance between the colors. The black tombow ink is very powerful and controlling that color is really important to making these drawings work.