<the strange owl is well camoflaged against the autumn leaves.../>

pair of bottles in the shape of owls
Chinese Han Dynasty 206 BC - AD 220

<the inspiration for this ceramic bottle must have had something to do with the fact that owls' heads can swivel round 360 degrees, like the stopper. The animated version also had a very loose head, but more wobbly than rotational.../>
<the leaf effect was created by dabbing the wet paint with a kitchen towel.../>
<another layer with areas of different coloured paint was added after the red texture was dry.../>