Crystal Madrilejos

Design & Creative

On Creativity

Owl Tattoo

A friend of ours is thinking about getting an owl tattoo and asked if we could mock up how it could possibly look. There are probably 10 million different visual interpretations of owls in the world, ranging from realistic paintings to cartoon-y Tootsie Pop owls to abstract doesn’t-even-resemble-an-owl owls…huh?! Along with just the multitude of different styles, there are different kinds of owls that all have different shapes. Where to even start, right? I happen to have one of those owl necklaces from the 70’s that I got at a consignment shop years ago. Our friend liked this shape, so this is what I based my drawings on.

Fun Owl-y awesomeness, no? Obviously, I had to change it up a bit (fatter body, not-so-scraggly wings, etc.) and I really like how it turned out. That branch is a mess, so don’t even look at it. Now, how this will translate into a tattoo is still to be determined. Even if it ends up on the cutting room floor, I had fun making it!


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  1. Andrew and Crystal - June 17, 2011 5:31 pm

    AAAAHHHHHH! We were just talking about Twin Peaks the other day. Andrew thinks it's time to re-watch the whole series. It won't be the same without you though!

  2. Toby Goodshank - June 20, 2011 5:54 pm

    wish i could b there!


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