With their little nightly “whoos” aside, one of the things that makes owls special is their unique structure. It is difficult to see owls often since they have an inverted body clock than most mammals, including humans. However, thanks to their pointed, triangular ears, round body, and little feet, it is easy to identify these nocturnal creatures solely based on their shadow. Because of that, owls have been one of the favorite silhouette templates among animals.
Owl silhouettes tend to appear to be on the cuter and more friendlier-looking side compared to other bird silhouettes. Thus, they are used in many merchandise for children and girls in their early teenage years. But while they are presented as the friendlier, less threatening breeds than monkey-eating eagles, for example.
In the design world They are still seen as a flexible medium. Meaning, they can be presented as cute or as aggressive and feisty, depending how the designer likes it to be. With this kind of androgynous feature, an owl can be of service to any design standard that calls for it.
Here are some examples of projects you can incorporate the owl silhouettes into:
These owl designs can be used in just about anything other than those mentioned above.
You can make use of these designs as a cover for notebooks, for a little extra on your paper bags, or even a pin for your collection. These designs may also be modified to your liking, should you wish to add or change the colors in the design. You may also add texts around it to make it more personal.
Check out our tree silhouettes which you can incorporate with the owl designs to create a more realistic approach on your next project.