After sourcing several Owl examples and illustration samples, I started on my Horned Owl. I'm not the strongest drawer, so this proved for an interesting task.
I had envisioned making the Owl quite fierce and daunting, though the eyes are a bit too far apart—but whatever, happy mistakes.
I was pretty lost once I started below the face, but having the illustration samples, helped give me much some needed inspiration.
and voilà! Now to Illustrator :D