Inspired by a conversation with
about one of my favorite children's series (at least when I was a child), the Guardians of Ga'hoole, which features a gang of anthropomorphic owls.
Just a partly-machine owl with blood in the background. Probably a Pure One on steroids in a post-apocalyptic setting/cyberpunk or something. This was originally supposed to be a "pimped" version of The Shattering
's cover, but that never came to be.
What I originally wanted this to look like, but since I knew I would never be able to finish it, I just did this instead:[link]
Background textures from www.cgtextures.com
Blood splatter brush: [link]
Yes, I started drawing animals again.
Painted on Corel Painter X, 2.5 hours.
c) Kathryn Lasky and her Guardians of Ga'hoole series