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Submitted on
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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mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
this looks good
Strawberrygashesgirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful work :)
owlean Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Beautiful! I love the eyes^^ and the little owl is very cute
pieceofheavn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
this is beautiful. I love the dress.
musicgal3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Very beautiful and haunting. This has almost a steampunk feel to it. Love all the different textures.
myotherheart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Treegna Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
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!
VildanBOZ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
strawberrycake007 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Wow, this is stunning! I love the eyes, the colors, and the piece as a whole is just perfection.
latinacrg Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful eyes!
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