Chinese painter, illustrator and street artist Cheng Yingjie (a.k.a. Hua Tunan) has created an extraordinary painting called “Night Owl” that makes perfect use of his signature colorful and chaotic style.
Yingjie’s stunning and dynamic owl figure seems to materialize magically out of a chaotic cloud of splashes and splashes of colorful paint.
Like many other successful contemporary street artists, he uses a wide range of bright colors, even those don’t actually appear in owls, like green, blue and purple.
His dynamic style, while definitely his own, is similar to the work done by many other notable street artists, including that of DALeast.
Not surprisingly, Yingjie’s art has been in fairly high demand, as he is a leader in the contemporary Chinese art community.
And yet, this is one of the few times that he has actually offered his art up for sale to the public.
He has created 35 copies of this owl by hand to sell to the public, each with its own little unique hand-drawn subtleties.
We tipped you off about Daisy, the cutest kitten in the world, and we introduced you to Champ, the happiest dog on earth. Now, it’s time to call your attention to one very unfortunate owl.
Drenched in rain, he’s got to be the saddest looking owl we’ve ever seen.
Photographer Shamma Esoof shot this bird at Penang Bird Park in Malaysia one rainy monsoon day.
As she stood in rainwater, that was ankle deep, she shared a special moment with this shivering wet owl. “We stared at each other for a long while,” she told us. “Its deep intelligent eyes and sad demeanor changed my perception of birds forever.
They are more sentient and self-aware than I ever imagined. I clicked the photo to preserve that wonderful moment. I wanted to share it with people, so that they too, could enhance their perception of birds.”
The photo was uploaded onto 500px and then went viral. Not only did it get picked up by print and online magazines, it was awarded several prizes including the Grand Prize in the “Capture the Moment” competition by Duggal Visual Solutions.
500px recently wrote an article about her shot called Sham’s Story: How a Sad Looking Owl Made for a Very Happy Photographer.
Even owls can have bad days! This baby owl has a feather sticking out and doesn’t look too pleased about it.
Owls, birds of the order Strigiformes, include about 200 species of mostly solitary and nocturnal birds of prey typified by an upright stance, a large, broad head, binocular vision and binaural hearing, and feathers adapted for silent flight.
“They huddle together in such roosts for warmth, the most dominant birds taking the center positions, forcing the immature and more subordinate to the edges where they are at the mercy of the elements.”
As well as the Owls, this is our collection of the cutest bird-cuddling photos.