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January 24, 2011
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The Owl by vinegar The Owl by vinegar
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconteanah:, :iconvinegar: and :iconwashuuchan:
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 ~washuuchan's idea: The Owl.

Unfortunately ~washuuchan 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:

=Teanah's version:

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Strawberrygashesgirl Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful work :)
Beautiful! I love the eyes^^ and the little owl is very cute
this is beautiful. I love the dress.
Very beautiful and haunting. This has almost a steampunk feel to it. Love all the different textures.
myotherheart Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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!
Wow, this is stunning! I love the eyes, the colors, and the piece as a whole is just perfection.
latinacrg Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful eyes!
Those are just a supremely awesome way!:omfg:
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