Well, a few final touches ended up being over an hour's worth of work, but now my owl is finished. I wasn't quite sure if this one was going to work, but the results of this picture finally came out to my satisfaction. I had the most difficult time figuring out how I was going to deal with the background because I wasn't sure if I wanted to use watercolor or render it with pen and ink. Since I wanted the quality of the picture to be more of that of a drawing, I went with pen and ink.
This piece is done with watercolor, brush/pen and India ink.