I wouldn’t like to give that owl the wrong password!
I was messing around with the filters on my drawing and this is the result. I am not sure that I prefer the effect in general but for this owl it seems to give a nice texture. I removed the texture from the eyes and tongue to keep them glossy looking. (Thanks for the idea my friend!) Anyway, I’d love to hear what you think!
In the meantime, check out this comic from Nedroid… He’s got my training program at the moment beautifully expressed! (Well, minus the hover text – lol)
UPDATE: This just in – new poem from Tom in the comments capturing the essence of owlness…
In every wood there are a few who watch:
the Guardians, who stand before the gates
where forest touches field.
Old Owl is one, sharp-eyed and sharp of beak,
who challenges the night with screeching calls,
stands firm and will not yield.
The secrets of the trees are safe and sound
while Owl watches all that moves below
her high arboreal lair.
Then she takes wing and falls in silent flight
across the dusky sky to dawn patrol
the Portals of the Air.
Copyright (C) 2010 Tom Radcliffe
ANOTHER UPDATE: Do check the comments if you think you might be amused by another poem from Tom – this one in comic free verse form… I think it’s just been invented…
image (cc) 2010 Hilary Farmer