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Owl Saint

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I sat down today and said "Okay! Gotta paint small, quick, cute watercolors for this show!" I picked up a pencil. I got the back half of a hadrosaur out, and my brain shrieked "NO! PAINTPAINTPAINT!", slewed around about one hundred eighty degrees and informed me that I would be doing a digital painting, in a heavily textured style, of Some Weird Thing.

"But--"

"PAINTPAINTPAINT!" There was a stylus in my hand. How did this stylus get in my hand? What is this mess? Did I make that? What time is it? Where did that six hours GO? Holy crap, I was supposed to do stuff today--PAINTPAINTPAINT--!

So. Um. Painting. It's a owl saint. What, you ask, is an owl saint? It's one of those there. Does it mean anything? I don't know, does it? All I can say is that I was trying to paint something, and I don't know if that's quite what the something was, but it's as close as I was able to come. People bemoan the difficulty of painting the pictures in your head, but believe me, it's got nothin' on trying to paint the pictures that aren't in your head! Trying to pry out the geometry of the face from the depths of my skull, and get it to look wrong, but wrong in the right way, was like trying to shuck an oyster with combination locks on it. But hey, at least the colors are nice!

Painting done digitally in Painter 7, took about eight hours, most of which I wasn't quite here for. Any time you do a humaniform critter on a chalkily textured background, the Susan Seddon Boulet influence is inescapable, so I'll just embrace it.

Prints are available. The small are $10, the 13 x 19 are a limited edition of 25, for $45 apiece. Send a note or visit [link] for details.
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youlittlemonkey's avatar
Amazing painting of the owl :) (Smile)

I have a owl group I hope you will join :iconthe-owl-group: