Most of my tattoos are black and gray, yet I love to do color work. When I do color work I try to do a mixture of warm and cool colors because of the way they give nice contrast. This tattoo has those elements and seems balanced. I like the mixtures of browns and yellows in the owl. I think you could have added highlights to the owls eyes just to make them "pop" a little more. If I had done this tattoo, I may have shaded the the teeth with a darker blue and not with black. My eyes are drawn to the teeth for that reason... This is a solid tattoo! I know that I haven't posted on DA in a while (lazy I guess), but if you would like to check out some of my more recent work, you can check out my facebook page Nelson Pratt in Nevada.
i love the way you used the skull as part of the body of the owl. Innovative. The colors chosen are a great combination and clearly you have an understanding of complementary colors. Such expression in the eyes. Your work is such eye candy!!