After groaning at the pun, “Owl Be Back”. (A stinker even by this list’s standards… For some reason, I had remembered it as “Owls Well That Ends Well”.) I was a little bit stumped. While an owl is a great thing to draw, I wanted something spooky. The problem is as a long time nature lover and occasional bird watcher, I’m not particularly afraid of Owls. (Beyond not wanting to be anywhere near their nests when they’re raising their young, of course.) In fact, I think they’re pretty cool.

Most of the Halloween or horror imagery I see of them usually has them somewhere in the background, almost as a decoration. Finally, I based my image on two Shakespeare quotes.

First from Macbeth: It was the owl that shriek’d, the fatal bellman,

And Second from A Midsummer Night’s Dream:“The clamorous owl, that nightly hoots and wonders
At out quaint spirits.”

So putting these two lines together I had an Owl looking over ghosts in a church graveyard.
Today's Inktober Picture is "Owl Be Back"