Introducing Night Owl
Leland gal 2020 Collection
About half of my 2020 Collection prints came straight from my brain to the paper, and another handful are more fruitful and primitive, sketching out a rough sketch—and that would be the case with the owl. I like to find a vision of balance, and that's how this was created.
One of the hardest things was to get my brain wrapped around the fact that this "has to look like an owl". When you think about owls, they are mostly brown, or totally white, and you wouldn't think this would be a Leland gal piece. My challenge was, "How can I make this fun as possible and still represent the shape of an owl?" I start with just mixing paint, to see what the color scheme will be and this helps me with my design decision process.
The Night Owl print took me the most time of them all in terms of being totally satisfied with the end result.