Owls and Owl Beer

Incredulous Owl by Meg Lyman

Gouache on ACEO


So apparently owls are now a thing. Not sure how long it will last, but they’ve been all over the stores – as earrings, on shirts, as stuffed animals, on towels, in artwork – you name it. I think it’s partially because the owl shape lends itself to stylization and is still instantly recognizable. Here are a few examples:


There is a brewery in Japan, Hitachino Nest, that has an adorable owl as its mascot. I posted about their Hitachino Stout several years ago, and just recently tried their Sweet Stout, which is a milk stout. Delicious, as milk stouts usually are.

Isn’t it cute?

Because of all this owl hype, I thought now would be a good time to finally do the tribute to the Hitachino owl I’ve been wanting to do. I used the opportunity to try a new color scheme, using flat colors and dry brushing. It was a fun experiement!

2 thoughts on “Owls and Owl Beer”

  1. Here’s something to go along with your cheeky little owl. ;)
    Hope you like it. I found it in a little rag of a coffee newspaper.

    “A wise old owl sat on an oak, the more he saw the less he spoke; the less he spoke the more he heard. Why aren’t we like that wise old bird? “

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