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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!

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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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:iconpriscellia:
Priscellia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What paint tool do you use?
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
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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:iconpriscellia:
Priscellia Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, I love your artworks somehow *thumbs up*
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:iconmangasketchartist:
mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Student General Artist
this looks good
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:iconstrawberrygashesgirl:
Strawberrygashesgirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful work :)
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:iconowlean:
owlean Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Beautiful! I love the eyes^^ and the little owl is very cute
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:iconpieceofheavn:
pieceofheavn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
this is beautiful. I love the dress.
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:iconmusicgal3:
musicgal3 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Very beautiful and haunting. This has almost a steampunk feel to it. Love all the different textures.
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:iconmyotherheart:
myotherheart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing
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:icontreegna:
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!
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:iconvildanboz:
VildanBOZ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
:love:
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:iconstrawberrycake007:
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.
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:iconlatinacrg:
latinacrg Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful eyes!
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:iconikuneko5ever:
IkuNeko5ever Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Those are just freaky...in a supremely awesome way!:omfg:
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:iconbleeding-raindrops:
Bleeding-Raindrops Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
That is awesome
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:iconwinter-artwork:
Winter-artwork Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love the eyes
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:iconfantasyqueen1408:
FantasyQueen1408 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
Fantastic!
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:iconnobodyknowsevilfreak:
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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:iconsaige199:
Saige199 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love it, it looks amazing, owls are so great, and so are your works. :P
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:icondahliadinova:
DahliaDinova Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's just awesome! Love all of your works! ^^
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:iconthedandydragon:
TheDandyDragon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
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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:iconpoobear234:
poobear234 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student Artist
:omg:
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:iconaireeuh:
aireeuh Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
AHMAHGADD, so good. ;_;
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:iconkissofdead06:
kissofdead06 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
beautiful work :clap:
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:iconphinrubinia:
PhinRubinia Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all i see is athena :D
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:iconshubnigurath:
shubnigurath Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
superb!!
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:iconkeekitarto7:
KeekiTarto7 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Wow, I love the colors and... just everything !
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:iconroroishere:
roroishere Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing o.O
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:iconnightflyer99:
NightFlyer99 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Haha. It kinda looks like me.
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:iconthetrueangel:
TheTrueAngel Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:) Wonderful
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:iconannanonyma:
Annanonyma Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Nice concept - the eyes really remind me of an owl. Kind of creepy, though... but in a good way ;)!. The hair looks beautiful.
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:iconfunri:
FunRi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful!!! i like it so much!
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:iconlulu-fukurou:
LuLu-Fukurou Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
So beautiful!
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:iconvalooddraig:
ValooDdraig Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love owls, this is really a great piece. <3
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:iconmagicians-scribe:
Magicians-Scribe Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Student General Artist
I always did love animal to human themes (i'm sure there's a better term but its not on my brain at the moment) and this is so far one of the most pleasing pictures I've had the pleasure of viewing. It's amazing :)
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Beautifully Done!!! Love the Browns...
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:iconcastledown13:
CastleDown13 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Beautiful and haunting!
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:iconseszen111:
Seszen111 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
NICE!!
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:icontwoantlers:
twoantlers Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What I love:
- The colors chosen and their placement and style.
- The magnificent overall style.
- The brilliant uniqueness and beauty of the character.

Critiques:
- I would have loved to see the owl a bit bigger, to make her more powerful.

But what a stunning work of art. (: Beautiful job.
I have linked you in my own piece: [link]
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:icontwoantlers:
twoantlers Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Scratch that link, I've updated it: [link]
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:iconthesimpsonsfangirl:
TheSimpsonsFanGirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Student General Artist
very pretty!
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:iconfolie-a-moon:
Folie-A-Moon Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconkittyearedfreak:
KittyEaredFreak Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you hit the bottom of uncanny valley giving a realistic-styled humanoid eyes like that. o_o
(I don't think anything with less technical skill could have come near that point.)
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:icontechno-bunny7:
techno-bunny7 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Gorgeous!!! Beautiful piece
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:iconowlover:
OwLover Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011   Photographer
This is really amazing :) beautiful
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:iconvampireleniore:
vampireleniore Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Congrats on the marvelous piece! I have featured it in my journal: [link]
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:iconpoppycockfanatic13:
PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!! love the victorian gown part!!! love the details and the eyes as well!!!
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:iconvelvetrose51012:
Velvetrose51012 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Student General Artist
creepily haunting,

love the dress design :)
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:iconsafiriel:
Safiriel Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing!!
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:iconx-ladylex-o:
x-ladylex-o Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow this is beautiful!
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