Keene Owl Project

I’m happy to be participating in the Keene college owl project. In conjunction with Keene’s children’s literature festival the college is asking children’s illustrators to donate an illustration of an owl (the school’s mascot) to their wonderful collection of original children’s book art. And since Keene not too far from where I live and my old high school mascot was also an owl I was happy to contribute.

I started out with an owl on a branch.

I thought it turned out all right, but I figured Keene had plenty of owls sitting on tree branches. So I tried to think of something that might be a little more unusual. Something you don’t usually see owls doing. Like, I don’t know, shopping for moth-mallows at the local Owl-Mart.