Thursday, 13 November 2008

Wise

Obvious I know - but I'm on the last lap with Illustration Friday this week. Despite lots of thought I couldn't get wise old owl out of my head. I wondered why an owl is considered wise in folklore and I think it's because they operate at night and so are linked with magic.
This is my drawing put through lots of filters in photopaint.
© Nicky Linzey 2008

8 comments:

krickelkrakel said...

i think the connection of wisdom with owls is because of athena the greek godess of wisdom. she is often pictured with an owl on her head.

nice owl in nice colours!

Emila Yusof said...

Very nice! I have owl too this week!

Sierras Root said...

owl's are always good in a pinch!

Rui Sousa said...

Nice composition! really nice!

studio lolo said...

Your treatment of them makes it nice and fresh! I like them!

Vhrsti said...

Wonderful color palette, lovely work!

Bella Sinclair said...

I will never tire of seeing owls, and your Warhol approach is refreshing! Love the retro stripey background, too!

yoon see said...

Lovely soft subtle pieces on these:)
I feel so peaceful & wise. Thanks.