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January 8, 2012
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Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch Owl 2 by 7-Year-Bytch
A drawing of a beautiful female Eurasian Eagle Owl

7 hours
Colored pencils, tortillions, Q-tips
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Vision: I want to say what grabbed me are the eyes. They are a piercing orange, but that hint of green gives it such a dangerous, yet wise appearance. The reflection is perfect, and really gives you a sense of depth and life.

Originality: for the owl itself, it is a very plain pose. It is looking at the viewer, and though it is very nicely done, more of a tilt, some perspective, or even more of the body shown would greatly enhance the drawing next time to draw one. I love the use of color pencils, as it gives it a very textured feeling and the features are well distributed.

Technique: I often see paintings of owls, but it is different to see them in pencil! It has a more etched style, like a drawing full of life. I do think more gradients of contrast, shading to be exact, could be used on the body and the background. Try using a few different colors than just a brown and green for the background behind the bird; that will create a more lifelike appearance. Even making out a few leaves will give the allusion of a tree or forest (:
I love the blue on the beak; I am a big fan of using surreal colors on animals, purples or greens to highlight a cat and such. It adds great depth!

Impact: Overall a very nice drawing, a few things added to this will make it spectacular, excellent job on the anatomy as well (:
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miri-chiwa Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   Digital Artist
very cool!!!! :la:
spaniard12 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Beautiful :)
Wintella Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning job in the eyes! She looks a little bit pissed off.
EdArtDP95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
So Amazing!
Love it! :3
InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow such a stunning piece, every single little detail is so perfect. I love it! <3
mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning!! :)
SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
M22X Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at first i thought "shouldn't this be in photography?" then i thought "oh my…." just wow.
Consci Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, I love love love love it. HOLY POOH!
Fickta Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh oh it's so wonderful!!! Owls are my favorite animal!!! <3 **idolizes**
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