Using owl illustrations in the web and icon design is a trend nowadays. Internet is full of such designs. In order to verify my words, visit Flickr, Behance, Deviantart and find a huge collection of owl illustrations. By they way, feel free to check out these PrintRunner custom brochures.
Owl illustrations are not only a web trend, they are popular in the fashion, television and cartoon design too. So why designers and illustrators all over the world are going crazy about them? Why these birds are so popular? Let's try to understand it.
Owls are characterized by their small beaks and wide faces. It allows to create the illustration in any style you like. They might be cute, funny, serious or even wicked.
The owl is a symbol of wisdom and femininity. This bird was a symbol for Athena, goddess of wisdom and strategy too. Such a diversity of roles that can be implemented provides owl as a universal character. Each illustration of the owl is unique and one and only. I'm sure, you will not find two identical owl images.
Owl You Need Is Links
Cute owl illustration
Sleepy Time Tea
Cute vector owl illustration
Owl Logo V1a
It looks like designers are fond of owls more than other birds. Look at icons I've collected. They all are build on owl illustrations. Have you ever seen something more cute and beautiful?
iOS app icon
Owl sketch for icon
Photoshop and Illustrator tutorials:
Create an Elegant Patterned Vector Owl in Illustrator
Visit this easy to follow Illustrator tutorial to learn how to create a stylized vector owl illustration with simple shapes and patterns.
How to Create a Curious Owl in Illustrator CS4
One more Illustrator tutorial on how to design a curious Owl. Stunning final result and step by step instruction will make your day!
How To Create a Cute Beautiful Owl from Scratch
Change the look of a regular image into something meaningful using this Photoshop tutorial.
Owls Design with Photoshop
Add some textures and splash illustrations to reach such result!
How to create a movie poster with Photoshop and Paint Tool SAI
Design a cool movie poster inspired by "Legend of The Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole" movie using Photoshop.
Create An Adorable Owl in Photoshop
Use fur and feather techniques to create an adorable owl in Photoshop.
How to Create a Golden Mechanical Owl in Illustrator
This is a Tuts+ Premium tutorial, but if you have an account there, you can visit this tutorial
Master dynamic gradient techniques
Build up complex, beautiful images by patiently layering and building up small, straightforward segments, always varying them to prevent monotony
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