Owl

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My scetch of an Owl

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As usual I start with the eyes.  

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Then I decided what colour scheme I want my Owl to be and start to work the colours around the eyes.  Keeping the shape of the Owls feather is important at this stage.

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I carry those colours through to the body adding some darker tones where a little shade might be.

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Then I continue with the underside of the Owl which would be darker still as it would not have too much light in this areas.

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Now I add some colour to the wind to emphasis the shape of the wing.

Finally I add various touches to add light and dark tones, for example the top of the head at the crown and the underside.