I drew this cute lil owl for a Monsieur Notebook design. Monsieur Notebook is a company that makes nice leather journals that you can have engraved with your design.
On their website they say that the first 33 illustrators/artists to submit "suitable" entries will get their design on the website and a free notebook (you have to pay for shipping to the US). I don't know how legit their offer is, but I'd really like a journal so I did this design hoping to make it on to the website (I'll let you know if I do).
Sometimes when I get nice notebooks or sketchbooks I have a hard time drawing in them because the clean white paper intimidates me and I don't want to "make a mistake" on one of the pages. Which is why I wrote "create" on the journal as a reminder that it doesn't matter if you make mistakes as long as you are creating and moving forward. That's what practice is for right?
*Just so you know, I wasn't payed by Monsieur Notebook to write this entry, I'm just really excited about the prospect of a lovely new leather sketchbook :0)