heavily digitally edited because of time constraints. i like it okay, though i think i'll take the whole concept further in the next few weeks. working off of Zuni symbolism
Owls are associated with medicine of sorcery, magical transformation, link between the dark, unseen world and the world of light, communication between spiritual & physical realms, comfort w/the shadow self. they're pulling the girl's hair, guiding her further down the path she has chosen to take.
Because snakes shed their skin, they are a powerful symbol for discarding old ways and transforming the negative into the positive. She's leading the way, the snake is in her reigns.
original finished drawing: