Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl - student project

I've assembled most parts of my vector image so far. I still have a loooong way to go. 

 

I started with a sketch, not very detailed (which I will probably regret at some point. Still have no idea what to do with the wings, as it's very clear on the sketch, kept drawing and erasing , dont seem to get a good idea there. Great Horned Owl - image 1 - student project

 

Here is a photo of the shapes I used to make the owl. It's far from perfect and I need to add a lot of more stuff to it, but this is what I got so far.

Great Horned Owl - image 2 - student project

 

Another update:
Finished making the basic shapes, now I just need to add all the smaller shapes and small details in, slowly and when I have time. Hopefully this will just be a weekend job! And I don't know why, but the lightest color is way lighter, actually all of the colors are a lot different in Illustrator than they are saved as a jpeg.... never run into this problem before, does anyone know why this can happen? 
It's a dark blue color, kinda turquise color and a pale blue color. work very well together, but in this jpeg it looks really weird, not at all what it's supposed to look like. 

Great Horned Owl - image 3 - student project