I'm uploading this not to show you the crappy scan, but to tell you the story of this character and how there is nothing new under the sun.
Last year (or earlier, I don't remember), ~Bailiwick
got this cool artist card from *missmonster
. The card showed a three-eyed monster, so she named him Grimly and drew a bunch of cool pictures of him. She said I should make a monster, and this is what I came up with.
I wanted something creepy, so I chose a masked owl head. But for some reason, I also wanted to draw an owl head with antlers, so I gave him those. Then I gave him little hoofy feet because hey, deer feet go with deer antlers. Then I threw on a long mouse tail and named him Mowl, for mouse-owl.
Some months later, I found out that =sighthoundlady
had a character that was a deer with a barn owl head. Rats, said I! But I figured he was different enough that I would still be able to post him without looking like a copycat.
BUT THEN, ~MisterKay
made a species that was, you guessed it, bird heads on top of bodies with hoofyfeet. Curses! Drats and damnation!
I guess the moral of this story is that nothing is ever really, really original, and if my dumb brain can come up with it, it's a good bet someone else will also.
So here's to you, Mowl! I still lub you, you creepy thing. <3
Edit: Whoops, it was =sighthoundlady
who has the Barn owl/mule deer. Although at this point, I'm starting to think we all have one! I should make a club. XDDDDD