The Owl
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Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconmidnighttea7:, :iconvinegar: and :iconshuu-washuu:
For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is shuu-washuu's idea: The Owl.

Unfortunately shuu-washuu couldn't join us this time because of personal reasons, but let's hope she comes back someday!


Mine is an Owl Princess and still a WIP. EDIT: it's done. But I'm leaving the old comment, as it's more fun /edit. Sorry for spamming, but thought some people would like to get noticed when it's finished :)

I wanted to practice painting flowers. Which was stupid. I got into the stage when I'm pretty happy with foliage (lots of custom brushes), but the flowers are still not done. Same as tiara.

I also used a ref for the owl (random google image), as I never painted one. And a ref for flowers, of course (my own). Or actually a few. And I think I based initial tiara design on some photo, but I changed it so much, I'm not sure if it even resembles it. I still don't know what got into me that I decided to paint such complicated foliage.

I'm quite happy with her owl-face. Not as much with the rest yet. But will finish it soon. Hope you'll like it!

Pencil sketch, then Photoshop and Painter for colours.

daekazu's version:
The Owl by daekazu

MidnightTea7's version:
the owl by MidnightTea7

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1654x2339px 2.53 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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SecondVoiceArt|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, this is so beautiful! Heart 
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Priscellia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
What paint tool do you use?
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vinegar's avatar
I use mostly standard brushes (or Tinting in Painter, which acts similar to standard Photoshop brush), sometimes with slight texture to make it look more organic, less digital.
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Priscellia|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I love your artworks somehow *thumbs up*
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mangasketchartist|Student General Artist
this looks good
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Strawberrygashesgirl|Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful work :)
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owlean's avatar
Beautiful! I love the eyes^^ and the little owl is very cute
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this is beautiful. I love the dress.
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musicgal3's avatar
Very beautiful and haunting. This has almost a steampunk feel to it. Love all the different textures.
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Treegna's avatar
wow, I keep looking for stuff to critisise about this picture, but the only things I can find is that I don't understand the wings and her sholder owl seems to be a ghost hovering on her shoulder puff. but otherwise the entire picture just looks great!
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Wow, this is stunning! I love the eyes, the colors, and the piece as a whole is just perfection.
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latinacrg|Professional General Artist
Beautiful eyes!
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IkuNeko5ever's avatar
Those are just a supremely awesome way!:omfg:
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Bleeding-Raindrops|Student General Artist
That is awesome
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Winter-artwork|Professional Digital Artist
Love the eyes
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nobodyknowsevilfreak's avatar
i featured this in my blog.
and i put in the link of this art.
And your username as the artist.
if you're not permitting me to use this,please say so.
i'll delete it immediately. ^^
thank you! :floating:
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Saige199|Student Digital Artist
i love it, it looks amazing, owls are so great, and so are your works. :P
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DahliaDinova|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just awesome! Love all of your works! ^^
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somehow just the textures and everything that you put into this just brings it all together and makes it perfect. :D Favorite!
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