Day 5 - Close up
I found this owl that I did a few years back -it's a design that often appears on email work enquiries and I think it's due to the colour and pattern.
I gave her/him a little update this morning, added more details and patterns - it's quite nice to revisit old work and add a new colour way or expression....
Close up you can see the detail - I build my illustrations a bit like putting a jigsaw together, I start with the main shape and then add the detail with a series of shapes, I love overlaying shapes and experimenting with the opacity.
I also use little geometric patterns to fill sections to give areas more depth and interest.
In fact this Owl has given me some inspiration to do some more animals like this...... I'll add that to my list!