So I decided that it was time to color it the right colors. To say I am thrilled with how it turned out would be an understatement. This is *exactly* how I always planned to do this owl. I took inspiration from one someone else colored and even had their picture on my cubicle at work for months.
A week or so ago, I decided it was time to do my owl. I was most worried about the eyes. I had no idea if I was going to be able to do them right. I'll let you decide :)
To do the eyes, I used yellow, and three different shades or orange. I laid the yellow down first, then a light orange, then a medium orange. Finally I did the dark orange liner on the inner and outer circle. They turned out wonderfully.
I cannot stress how much I relied on the blending pencil for this picture. I blended all of the leaves and all of the flowers. The leaves were three different greens, and the flowers were 5 different colors ranging from cream (base layer) to orange. I have started to always lay down a base color now and then build up from there. Although you end up covering a lot of the base color on a large area, it helps with blending and ensures there are no missed spots.
I learned doing this one, always go with what your heart wants in colors. Don't listen to what others say, they are often wrong. :)