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This afternoon, I had an itch to draw.  I had a call from my inner owl muse and so, who am I not to follow my inner creative spirit!

That was when my pencils, butchers paper and soft pastels came out of retirement for an hour of fun.

Here are the image’s of the female Barking Owl I have just completed freehand.  I don’t trace any images, so this is all my own hand-eye connection.

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Barking Owl
Created: 22/2/2014
Artist: Selina Shapland, Shapland Art

I absolutely loved drawing this barking owl.  She just pops off the page now.  I started out with colour pencils and built her up with them before I broke out my soft pastels.

It was so much fun to play with my soft pastels.  I had forgotten how much I love to get all dusty and dirty with these rich colours.

I put my music on loud and danced around my creative space while I was drawing this piece.  I love it when the creative spirit flows through me and onto the page like this one did.

I might have to frame this piece.  I feel so happy every time I look at it.  And the eyes follow me around the room.

Have I mentioned that I love drawing and painting animal eyes yet?  Of course I have!

Animal eyes are so expressive and honestly beautiful to me.