Reminds me of an owl's feather coat. The skin under the coat is tight around the skeleton, and doesn't even look like an owl. This is new! Haven't really seen anything like this until now. Very nice. ^ ^
Actually, my only point would be that the snout would probably be scaled or naked because feathers would become filthy during eating which could lead to infection, but this is still a beautiful piece of work! I love it!
You know what, scratch that last comment. The feathers on the face are awfully short, so, much like the hair on a polar bear's snout, they wouldn't really pose any sort of hindrance granted the animal remains diligent about grooming, as bears are.
Amazing! I Love the owl-like face you gave him. ITS ADORABLE!! Yet its very realistic too. With a face modified like an owl's, I would assume that means it has exellent hearing, perhaps even a limited sense of echolocation. That would come in great handy in its dark, snowy enviornment. It could rely on hearing to detect burrowing prey in the ice or to locate larger prey during the dark winters (unless they are hibernators).
All said and regardless, a fine work indeed!
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Very odd-looking at first, but it certainly makes sense. I especially like the little tuft of feathers at the top of the head, which could serve any number of purposes, from intimidation to mating displays.