Fearless Friday, Night Owl

I am totally in an “all things October” mood

This colorful Night Owl was inspired by colorful owl images

I often turn to Pinterest for art inspiration

and was inspired by these real and fantasy owls

So I combined things I liked for my own interpretation

of a colorful October owl

I started with a pencil sketch

If you look closely where the arrows are pointing

you can see the first steps are done with a series of dashes

indicating the shapes

The dashes help me get the main shapes correct

and then I build from there

When I was happy with the sketch,

I inked over the pencil lines with a waterproof .01 micron pen

and filled in the shapes with Zentangle like patterns

Next I decided to add drama with a black background

using a black chisel tip marker

I decided to use colored pencils to add color,

and started with coloring the moon pale yellow

and adding a rim of darker yellow

then orange on the perimeter

Next I began coloring the tree and owls,

just choosing colors and making decisions as I went along

Crazy and unexpected,

just whimiscal fun, and very relaxing

When everything was colored I outlined everything with a silver gel pen

“Night Owl” 7″ x 10″ colored pencil and ink on mixed media paper

October is also the month for Inktober,

an annual art monthly challenge using ink

You can follow along

and see all the incredible art on Instagram

by searching for #inktober

I have only posted a few, but it’s fun to participate when you can

And don’t forget the monthly Doodlewash artist challenge,

you can see all the wonderful October posts on instagram

by searching for #doodlewashoctober2020

I encourage you to have some October fun

Be Fearless!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday Creative Crafts

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

21 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Night Owl”
  1. Ann Woleben says:

    Love these colorful owls! You are so talented – art, flower arranging, cooking, setting up vignettes, all marvelous!

  2. Jenna, the colorful night owl is amazing. I agree with Ann, you are so talented. Wishing you a Happy Friday and a lovely weekend!

  3. Rita C. says:

    Love this! Need to add to your Society6 gallery!

  4. Martha says:

    wow, all so impressive!

  5. R. Moreno says:

    Superb, Jenna! I love this owl picture! It is vibrant, whimsical and an unexpected view of one of Mother Nature’s extraordinary creations!

  6. I’ve been doodling colorful owls in my sketchbook but this is UBER-COLORFUL! And totally delightful — I love it. This might be one of my favorites. I agree with Rita — add this to your gallery!

  7. Mary says:

    Whooooo wouldn’t love these colorful owls Jenna?! Love the whimsy and Courtly Check accents too 🙂

  8. Nancy says:

    Oh Jenna… these are wonderful! Magical, colorful and fun! I agree with many… you are one talented gal.
    I am partial to your great horned owls as we have them in our backyard often.
    Happy Friday!

  9. lulu says:

    You make drawing look so easy…..I wish!

  10. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh wow, love your Night Owl, he is honestly, beautiful! Love your colors you chose, he looks like he’s sitting in the tree outside my bedroom window. I always enjoy your step by step of an artist at work………Love all your work, such a talent.

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