I’ve been doing some long-overdue organization of my photo collection, and this little guy just popped out at me! Drawn from a snapshot I took during an event at our local zoo, I believe this little guy is a screech owl, and just busting full of attitude.

This was a quick challenge drawing with a Pitt brush pen on smooth bristol paper, 9×12 inches.


bird, ink, screech owl, wildlife, zoo animal

Stephanie Smith is an illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw.

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  • Sybille Sterk
    Sybille Sterkover 4 years ago

    Fab image. Love the detail and the emotion.

  • Thank you! There was another little owl there who looked soooo much more belligerent, maybe he’ll make an appearance here too :)

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 4 years ago

    Awwww This is so adorable- beautiful work Stephanie xx

  • Thanks Anita!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 4 years ago

    Yep, a quickie but a cutie!!!! Amazing what you do quickly :)

  • Thanks Tammy! It helps if I have a photo handy to work from, LOL

    – Stephanie Smith

  • fixtape
    fixtapeover 4 years ago

    I love this!

  • thank you!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • SigneNordin
    SigneNordinover 4 years ago

    So cute!

  • Thanks Signe! I just took a peek at your great bird art and it’s fab!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Trystan  Mitchell
    Trystan Mitchellover 4 years ago

    Fabulous little fella!

  • Thanks Trystan!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Adorable creation and work.

  • thanks, Bunny!

    – Stephanie Smith

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    ©FoxfireGaller...over 4 years ago

    Fantastic sketch it has be a FEATURE in “ONLY OWLS” group

  • Thanks CJ… looks like you weren’t the only one to think so! :)

    – Stephanie Smith

  • Beatrice  Ajayi
    Beatrice Ajayiover 4 years ago

    He is so cute, definately a keeper.

  • Soooo cute… he and his little owl buddies are out frequently when I’m at the zoo, and I never get tired of snapping their photos!

    – Stephanie Smith

  • LadyStardust
    LadyStardustover 4 years ago

    Great drawing! I love owls this one is so cute :)

  • Thanks! Owls are definitely full of character, they make great subjects!

    – Stephanie Smith

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