1 May 2013

My Latest obsession

It seems myth and legend are undecided about owls, some think they are the harbingers of misfortune and death (Shakespeare and the Romans) and some that they are wise, sacred and a good omen (mostly the ancient Greeks).

I'm mostly on the side of the good, I think Owls are very beautiful and graceful birds, but they are a little scary, those big feet and and silent flight and the screech they make.  Non the less I am firmly an owl appreciater.

They are great birds to draw and subjects for paper cuts as they are very dynamic and have great markings and those scary feat I mentioned, well they are great to draw as they are so expressive.

Here are a few pieces I made recently.


© Claire Brewster 2012 - Creature of the night

© Claire Brewster 2012 - Creature of the night

© Claire Brewster 2012 - Creature of the night

© Claire Brewster 2012 - Silently in the night


© Claire Brewster 2012 - Silently in the night

© Claire Brewster 2012 - I bring gifts

© Claire Brewster 2012 - I bring gifts

Be warned I am planning a lot more owls in the near future, so if you don't love them now then you will by time I have finished with my owl phase!

What do you think, are owls scary or beautiful (or both)? Let me know in the comments below.

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Thanks

C






3 comments:

  1. I love owls. I think they are magnificent.

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  2. Your owls are beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Marine that is very kind x

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