A couple of months ago I started working on this series of images. I love owls. I love all the different types of owls. I think their design is simple and powerful. I found the symbolism of owls and decided to create an image using a distinct species of owl to represent one of those symbols. They are wisdom, mystery, transition, messages, intelligence, mysticism, protection, and secrets. I used Alchemy to create the head, body, and feet separately. Then I used Photoshop to bring all those elements together as well as add more defining qualities to each owl. I also adjusted their colors with Color Balance.
My wife suggested that I create the series in black and white as well. She is not a big fan of the color version (I love them), so I tried it to see if she had a point. I really like how the black and white images came out as well. Let me know what you think. Hope you like them. You can find them as prints on my society6 store.