Commissioned piece with three requests: owl, snake, & gears. In order to make the piece feel cohesive and not just aesthetic, I did some research to pick specific species. The owl is a Little Owl and the snake, a Rock Viper; both are common to Greece. Owls and snakes are also both symbols of Athena, the goddess of war and wisdom. Here is the final product with some details and process shots below.
Process: 11 hours drawing, 16 hours painting, & couple Harry Potter audio books