One day, when browsing Reddit, I stumbled across an image of an albino owl. It was a very cute owl with creepy red eyes. In my mind, a character formed of in the form of a small feathered person who lived in seclusion, who worked with taboo arts, who had a precious heart but the world feared.
As of writing this description, the character looks a lot more sinister than the original vision. This was because I stumbled across a very striking owl reference that I had to use. They have these tufts/ears/horns on the hood to make them look cuter. I quite like the new creepy version as it encapsulates what other people think what the character is like.