Birkett the Great Horned Owl in Pastels

I've taken numerous photos of this particular owl at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary over the past couple of years - he is such a character! One of these photos, taken earlier this year, is the reference for my latest pastel drawing that I started last weekend at a workshop, and finished last night. I used a … Continue reading Birkett the Great Horned Owl in Pastels


‘Cobweb’ the Barn Owl

I created this using a mix of conté crayons and soft pastels on 10x12" black sugar paper. Although this has been drawn on black sugar paper, I have blended a layer of black pastel in the background which I hope will protect the paper against fading. Reference photo © C L Grasby, taken at Suffolk Owl Sanctuary in 2016.

Owl, Pyrography

This week I started a new pyrography challenge, working on a 37x37cm plywood sheet, with the aim of reproducing a photograph of an owl I took at Suffolk Owl Santuary in August this year (shown in one of the photos). More pictures will be uploaded as it progresses!