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Snowy Owl by CommanderEVE Snowy Owl by CommanderEVE
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One of my favorite Owls, the Snow Owl. This one is a Female Snowy Owl, I think.

I used this Photograph as a referance: [link] It has the most amazing blue eyes. Although their Eyes are always Yellow from what i have seen, so I think that image has been edited.



Programs:
Photoshop CS5 - Touched the image up. :eyes:

Tools:
Graphite Pencils HB to 6B
White Chalk
Charcoal

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597 KB 1000 x 703 pixels, 300 dpi

Time:
About 10 hours over 2 days.

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:iconnarcilepticben:
first off ...I love the eyes...they definitely have depth and a realistic look, the highlights in them are GREAT. I think the edges of the owl could benefit with a more nuanced gradation. You do this on the upper left side of the owls head and it works really well. I like the fact that close up there is more detail to be seen and it becomes fuzzy as you go backward but I'm not sure the transition is a flawless one. all in all I love the subject and think the drawing kicks ASS....but everything can be made better with refinement. keep up the good work!!!!
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:iconwionandfriendos:
I think over all it is amazing, i like the background, the every single line you took on this, the beak looks amazing, even part of the wing is good!

But... I dont know if its me but if i look really close theirs a small dot near the beak, and the wings are a little bit too shiny, and one pupil is a little bit bigger then the other. And on one side i think it is a tad bit bumpy, but it is very beautiful over all, im sorry if im a tad bit harsh on judging but it is VERY good in my book, I hope you have a nice day, and I hope this helps you a little.
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TheOwlGoesMoo Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the subtle gleam in the eyes that really makes this stand out. Absolutely gorgeous! Love the effect on the body feathers.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconaryalynx:
aryalynx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how your rather loose style still shows all the little details. It‘s a great mix that looks absolutely beautiful. Very well done!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconnitzelkodos:
NitzelKodos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
will you be my friend?.....
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Why?
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:iconnitzelkodos:
NitzelKodos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So will yer be my friend
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:iconnitzelkodos:
NitzelKodos Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because ur cool.
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:iconnitzelkodos:
NitzelKodos Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cutttttttttteeeeeeeeeeee
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:iconwhitethorndeer:
WhiteThornDeer Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconwhitehuntress:
Whitehuntress Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous! It's very inspirational! 
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconnitzelkodos:
NitzelKodos Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE BIRDS.....................
THIS BIRD IS SO SPICEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These types of birds have really long legs though 
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Spicy birbs? 
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:iconnitzelkodos:
NitzelKodos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Looks like he is wearing a dress. 
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:iconwitherfrost:
Witherfrost Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Wow, impressive. This owl looks so fierce.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you. 

Nah, this is fierce, because it has fire in it. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO 

Purged by flames by CommanderEVE
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Witherfrost Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Spooky x'D I love the Guardians of Ga'Hoole world, even though I've outgrown the books. The whole concept is just so creative and nice :3
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2018  Professional General Artist
Indeed, the books where also poorly written. But the concept is nice. :B
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:iconmemurubu:
Memurubu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful drawing!!!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconcemhta:
Cemhta Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job, I tried making an owl myself some time ago, and the feathers in the face are hard. You nailed the shadows really good, and the eyes are amazing, I thought this was a photo at first lol...
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
The features have a flow, that's the trick. 
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:iconcemhta:
Cemhta Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll keep that in mind the next time I try to portrait an Owl, thank you.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
You are welcome.
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:iconkuberza:
kuberza Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018
whoua...do you have some advice ?i want to do the same with pastel.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Professional General Artist
What pastels? The pencil kind or those little sticks to have to peel the paper off? 
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:iconkuberza:
kuberza Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2018
Pencil x) i don't really know hoW to use the little sticks correctly xD
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018  Professional General Artist
The pencils are better to be honest. 
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:iconkuberza:
kuberza Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2018
I think too xD
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:iconthornshadowwolf:
ThornShadowWolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Student General Artist
This is incredible!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconjuniper5202:
Juniper5202 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is amazing! I've always been a fan of owls, actually! (My favorite is the Short-Eared Owl, Asio flammeus.) Heehee...
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Liliannawaterflower Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the eyes! The feather details could have been... softer especially on the head, but the anatomy and structure of the rest of the owl is great.
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcraksyy:
Craksyy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018
WOW ! Is beautiful!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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MylaJuly Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018   Writer
Wow! That look! :D 
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MoondropTheIceNight Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely amazing! You deserve a watch :D
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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jameschristopher7371 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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123thedemonicchicken Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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MaryDragonLover Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful sketch!
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:iconcommandereve:
CommanderEVE Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmarydragonlover:
MaryDragonLover Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!
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