Saturday, January 3, 2009

Barred Owl






















Sometimes it's fun just to go whole hog with the graphite. I laid this out a couple of years ago for my mom's birthday and never got around to doing it; I ran across it a week or so ago and decided it would make a nice quiet-time project in between holiday runnings-around. Done from a photo in this utterly wonderful book.

Detail:

4 comments:

Jenny said...

This is just beautiful and soft and I want to nuzzle my nose into the feathers.

tim b said...

I'm pretty sure these things bite...

Brian Floca said...

What a book! What a DRAWING! %$#@!

tim b said...

Not only is the book amazing; it's not the only one. The same guy has a book of American birds of prey: hawks, eagles, falcons... even better photos than the owl book. Madness.