I am working on my new series of drawings, based on John James Audubon’s nature drawings. The idea is to take common North American birds and alter them, creating beautiful freaks of nature. The series is called “Oddubon.”
The first drawing is the Black-capped Widow, seen here. I was ready to start the second drawing, but hadn’t decided which bird I wanted to tackle next. Over dinner conversation last night, it was recommended I draw an owl. I had just spent the entire day with a forest ranger showing students a beautiful great horned owl and I thought it was a neat coincidence.
That evening I let my followers on my Facebook page vote on which bird to start next (two-headed house wren or cyclopean owl). Hands down, EVERYONE voted on the owl.
So, today I started drawing. I was working out the face, and figuring out the complex feather texture when I was summoned to the mailbox. I had a special message in the mailbox. There he is in the photo: a beautiful screech owl in my mailbox.
I’m very curious as to what this all means. Any suggestions?
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