Snowy owl

Illustration. Black ink: snowy owl in flight, top left corner. Watercolour: Red sunset, purple mountains, green fir trees and lichen. ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Snowy owl: watercolour and ink ©2021 Marie Preston

Original watercolour and ink illustration on
230 gsm (105 lb) Hahnemühle watercolour paper
A6 / 10,5 x 15,2 cm / 4.125 x 6 inch / Quarter page

I’m what you might call a night owl. My favourite time of day to be outside is just before sunset. I often see beautiful, long-lasting sunsets and less often, fellow true night owls. I had a lovely encounter with one recently and it’s the inspiration for a slowly evolving artwork. I use weekly colour prompts from Colour Collective (@Clr_Collective on Twitter) to guide this ongoing glimpse into my backyard adventureland. I’m enjoying this slow growth of colour influenced by external stimuli.

Black & white ink illustration of snowy owl in flight (top left corner) against yellow/orange/red watercolour sunset (top) with green watercolour fir trees (bottom). ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston
Snowy owl progression ©2021 Outspoken Images by Marie Warner Preston

Owl inspired by Stefan Große Halbuer’s Plastober prompt Flying High
and the colour prompt Paean Black.
Watercolour trees inspired by the colour Deep Fir Green.
Watercolour sunset inspired by the colour Vermilion.

Commission your own colour illustrations. Base prices:

1500 NOK / 150 EUR / 185 USD

Quarter page
2000 NOK / 200 EUR / 245 USD

Half page
3500 NOK / 350 EUR / 425 USD

Full page
5000 NOK / 500 EUR / 600 USD

Two-page spread
7500 NOK / 750 EUR / 900 USD

Front cover
10000 NOK / 1000 EUR / 1200 USD

Framework for execution
Initial consultation | Contract agreement | 50% payment
Sketches delivered | Discussion | Revisions
Final payment | Art delivery | Follow-up

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