Moonlight Alight
Graphite, Wildlife

Moonlight Alight

“Moonlight Alight”, Barn Owl in graphite on paper, A3.

A Barn Owl delicately lands on a perch during a moonlit night, surveying it’s surroundings for prey.

This project was intentionally done to illustrate the lightness, softness and delicacy of the Barn Owl by having it backlit with the light shining through the translucent feathers, picking out specific details here and there. The soft underside contrasts with the detailed face and wing feathers, and the lighter outline against the matt black background illustrates the lightness and delicacy of the owl’s light coloured soft plumage.

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