I worked on the painting of the owl for almost two hours last night. After a full day of work, that was all I could manage. Unfortunately I'm still not happy with it! The colors of the body should show off its fun shape and texture but have to stay soft and light. I'm posting two in progress shots and will hopefully get the final one up tonight. If I'm still not happy with it after another hour or so tonight I'm going to put it on the back burner for awhile so I can move on to new things.
Here was my first attempt:
With some significant changes, here's the second draft: