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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:
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spaniard12 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Beautiful :)
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Wintella Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning job in the eyes! She looks a little bit pissed off.
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EdArtDP95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
So Amazing!
Love it! :3
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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
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mac2010 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Stunning!! :)
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
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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.
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Consci Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, I love love love love it. HOLY POOH!
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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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Offended-By-Light Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again I thought your art was a photograph! I'm impressed!
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing job on feathers and eyes!
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immortalxXxlover25 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
O____O when I first saw this on your page i thought it was a photo. THAT'S HOW AWESOME AND GREAT YOU ARE!!!
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ilovetangled Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty, i love the eyes !!! :heart:
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emr373 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
this is incredible! :faint:
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Clojo-733 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
Beautiful, so detailed! Those eyes are amazing :heart:
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Radiopurple Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing! I love the small pencil strokes that makes the owl look fluffier around the edges. I like the highlights in the feathers too.
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kyotaneko Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very nice! wonderful detail on all the feather markings & very penetrating eyes!
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davepuls Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:star: Featured :star: in this month's Journal features for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]

Dave (:icondavepuls)
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7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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davepuls Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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MyHorseMyHeart Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
This is beautiful!! :D I love all the texture in the feathers :)
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Craig-Larsen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured here [link]
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7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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VRocketQueen Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Oh jeez-- this is amazing- I could never do that xD Great work!
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A7XFan666 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Nice:D
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The-WrinklyNinja Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous!
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anmeher Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi there! :wave:
You've been featured in my monthly news article for :iconthefavouriteshowcase:
:aww: [link] :huggle:
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7-Year-Bytch Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :glomp:
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anmeher Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :la:
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Mrs-Kellin-Quinn Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow,love the colours,anathomy and specialy the eyes. :love:
The eyes just look so...Special! :D
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sarisfez Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
It is perfect
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dragonandbaconlover Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
this is gorgeous
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Elchanan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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DaOnlyOverlord Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Really, really cool:)
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Writer
This is beautiful, I love the eyes and the feathers! Work a bit more on shading. I love this drawing though, well done!
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saminal625 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
looks into yo0ur s0ul O_O
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SamuraiKnight Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
WOAH I MEAN TOTALY WOAH! O_O I looked at it and thought it was a photo! THATS INCREDIBLE COLORING! XD
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docweasel Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
whoa, I thought that was a photo before I expanded it! Great work! photo-realistic to the max!
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bleedinggumspteter Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Ok all I can say about this is that it is epic! I've always loved drawings of animals and owls and wolves are my favourite.

Thanks for submitting this to the group.

Regards

Group Founder
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. THis is an amazing traditional work. THis must have been such a challenge but it came out so great!
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mikmik15 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GOD!! AWESOME!! I can't believe it!! This are going to my favorites!
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LilithNowhere Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's awesome
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pofinluvr14 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A quick glance at the tab in my inbox and I thought it was a photo! 8D So much detail.
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rememberrhiod Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
Nice piece of work! :clap:
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snehamitra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
wow u r a great artist. keep it up
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Darkeye-Delilah Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Świetne cieniowanie, bardzo naturalnie wygląda ^^. Po prostu świetna robota.
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MissPeridot Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing work! You got the texture so well on the feathers, and I love how much character the eyes have! :D Owls are definitely one of my favorite animals to draw, I actually have been working on drawing them realistically as well as of recent. ^v^ Beautiful work, I am most definitely fav-ing this! :)
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SolarLunix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
small view looked like a pic, I love it!
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