As always, I started with a sketch.
|Who Sketch with Color|
For this piece, I decide to use the following colors:
Eyes - Night Black (C39) and Saffron (D43)
Outer Eyes - Fossil (A14)
Owl Body - Oak (A13)
Feet - Fossil (A14)
Moon - China White (A20)
Tree - Night Black (C39)
Sky - Pansy (PAN1)
|Selecting Tile Colors|
Next I began cutting and gluing. I usually try to start with the hardest part first. In the case of this piece, the owls eyes were definitely the hardest.
|Gluing the Eyes|
|Gluing the Owl|
|Gluing the background|
|Grouting the Who|
Fun Owl Facts (Source: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/animals/owl.html)
- There are around 200 different owl species.
- Owls are active at night (nocturnal).
- A group of owls is called a parliament.
- Most owls hunt insects, small mammals and other birds.
- Some owl species hunt fish.
- Owls have powerful talons (claws) which help them catch and kill prey.
- Owls have large eyes and a flat face.
- Owls can turn their heads as much as 270 degrees.
- Owls are farsighted, meaning they can’t see things close to their eyes clearly.
- Owls are very quiet in flight compared to other birds of prey.
- The color of owl’s feathers helps them blend into their environment (camouflage).
- Barn owls can be recognized by their heart shaped face.