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Snowy Owl . . . The Sketchbook Project

"Heroes and Villains" is my theme for The Sketchbook Project. While we may not consider the owl a hero, we do assign him virtues that may be undeserved :-) Consider this:

  

Owl

by X.J. Kennedy

 

The diet of the owl is not

For delicate digestions.

He goes out on a limb to hoot

Unanswerable questions

 

And just because he winks like men

Who utter sage advice,

We think him full of wisdom when

He's only full of mice.

  

4B, 6B and 8B graphite in the "reloaded" Sketchbook Project book.

   

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Taken on January 4, 2012