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Ink drawing of owl - Clive Hilton Ink drawing of rook - Clive Hilton Ink drawing of rook - Clive Hilton

These are ink and wash drawings of a rook and an owl from my small sketchbook. They were drawn with a fountain pen and then washed over with a brush dipped in water. I’m intrigued by birds of the crow family and one day I’d like to do a series of detailed drawings or paintings of these intelligent birds. As for owls…I was once advised by specialist bird of prey breeder and falconer that they are nowhere near as wise as legend makes them out. That said, there is something very compelling about them and I find them fascinating.