Why do owls have such good eyelashes?
Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline.
Is that owl flirting with me?
Owl rescuer here, their eyelashes are modified feathers and actually serve a practical purpose
In general, owls are nocturnal and will hunt by sound. They zero in on their target and then swoop down to grab it, but slow-motion footage of barn owls has shown that just before they actually hit their intended prey, they close their eyes- this provides protection from debris, which can fly up into their face at the moment of impact. Their eyelids alone are just thin, delicate skin but with the addition of the thick feathers they can greatly reduce the likeliness of eye injury.
The way owls tend to be, is that large all-black eyes with very thick eyelash feathers will indicate a species that hunts more in this style, by sound and in deep darkness. "Colored" eyes (gold, amber, or yellow irises) tend to indicate a species that hunts more by sight and in brighter light conditions, though they also have use for those protective eye feathers it doesn't tend to be quite as dramatic.
edit: I also work with giraffe, another animal with fantastic eyelashes- for them it acts as a sun visor and protects from debris while they're feeding as well. Then we've got baby cheetahs right now, which have dark stripes below their eyes to prevent sun glare (many species of falcon have the same feature for the same reason.)
Animal kingdom be full o' enviable eye makeup that helps them survive!
Oh that's amazing. So tiny and round. And the way they look at the camera at the end like "you got a problem with this?"
More evidence that owls are just birdcats.
"Ur a funny lookin kitten but I love u"
Well there is /sub/owlswithcatheads
It’s a Portuguese beer called “Coruja”
What drink did these come on? I want one
In portuguese it just means owl
Means little owl. How quaint.
WHAT? Owls can sit criss cross applesauce?
This is impressive and I want to buy the fuck out of it.
I would absolutely hang this in my living room. You did a beautiful job on it !
That’s really beautiful! I love much depth there is around the eye despite how abstract it is.
I love this! Beautiful choice of colours.
That owl ain't got time for none of your shit.
"Can you fucking not?"
Ring the doorbell
“Stop this nonsense.”
That's a great set of hooters you've got there
The one on the left is having a moment of clarity, the one on the right has pushed through that moment with another shot of tequila
Good lord thats adorable.
Cosmo Kramer transformed into owl form? What will they of next?!?
I have stabilized the video for you:
It took 77 seconds to process and 34 seconds to upload.
Is this just standard black and silver sharpie? Or is it some sort of fancy art brand of it? This is so super cool!
It’s just simple basic black sharpie and white colored pencil, thank you so so so much for the kind words!
Your work is beautiful.
You could try your hand at wood burning and you can stain wood white naturally with lime sulfur. I think it could add more depth to your work. Just a thought!
Great ideas! Can’t wait to try, thanks!