28" x 40". Chalk pastels and conté. 2013. © Brad Sherk 2015.
This drawing took 10 hours to complete and was inspired by a real great horned owl that is a captive bird at the Mountsberg Raptor Centre. Great horned owls are one of the most common birds of prey in all of North America. Their incredible camouflage and nocturnal habits make them incredibly hard to see. Their large population is likely a result of how wide their diet is; they will eat everything from small rodents to skunks and even other owls. Great horned owls are an incredibly beautiful bird and this drawing is a fantastic addition to the collection of any bird lover.