The genius of "Long Feathered Owl" is undoubtedly in its design and colouration. Here, a winged beast is depicted with a strict frontal posture, standing proud against the field of the white sheet that it is set against. The owl presents as being highly alert and its intense gaze — which seems fiercely concentrated toward us, the viewer — goes straight to the nerve of being. The owl's form is rather simply inked by Qiatsuq Niviaqsi. Its crimson coloured body is surrounded by characteristic balloon-like feathers, coloured in a complementary green, that shoot outward with the force of the sun’s rays and seem taught with a perpetual energy.