The average Great Horned Owl weights around 3 pounds, is about 23 inches in height and has a wing span up to 60 inches. They are known for their ear tufts, which are basically feathers on top of their head with no known reason for their purpose. Some say to help change their appearance in trees, some believe it has to do with helping them hear but really only the owl knows.
|"Knight Flight" great horned owl pastel on paper|
I am done with my owl I have titled the piece "Knight Flight". Here are a few pictures that show the steps using Rives BFK Paper and toning it with soft pastels.
|First Day toned paper used kneaded eraser to start drawing|
|Third Day using stick pastels add under color|
|Fifth day using sticks and pastel pencils to work on details|
On the last day used charcoal pencil and my brightest white