That look has stuck with me.
This pastel seemed a natural result. There is a very busy, rather terrible pen
All owls here are inspired by actual species with varying degrees of exaggeration as they passed through my mind and hand. I looked at a crazy number of owl photos one evening prior to drawing this and these don't come close to the weirdness of some real examples online. And their lives and relationships with humans and pets are fascinating, too.
Owl and Cat Friendship
Grey Owl Family Rescued