Like most designs, this owl artwork started off as a sketch. These days I sketch on my ipad and use the app Procreate, but before I had that, I used good old fashioned pen and paper, including sticky notes.
I looked at some reference photos of real owls to make small tweaks to the design, like the markings around the eyes, and the thickness of the legs.
Once I got the drawing set, it was time to decide on the color. I started off with a natural brown look, and branched off from there. I did some quick polling and the top picks were the blue owl (#2) and the green owl (#6). I ended up going with the blue one!
Which color owl is your favorite?