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This is for my good friend Lawrie... :iconchikrata: who is feeling a bit out of sorts... Hopefully this will help a little to cheer him up.

This lovely photo ref is also his...

Hope you like it Lawrie! :D :hug: :heart:

Please check out his gallery and give his beautiful photos some love too!

Feathers are frustratingly hard to keep track of... ;P So I changed them up a bit.... :D

Not positive, but I think this is a Great Horned Owl... ;P

Edit: I stand corrected, Lawrie informs me it is an Eagle Owl... ;P

8 x 10 colored pencil on card stock paper.

Thanks for faving! :D
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:iconhantari:
Hantari Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
Great colouring)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconweida34:
weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist
wow! that's a really impressive work! :)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmarob0501:
marob0501 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured your work [link]
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for the lovely features. :huggle: :D
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:iconmarob0501:
marob0501 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for making this jewel, so I could feature it
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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:iconstreamfairy:
streamfairy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi artsy, good work!
I have just finished mine, it has a little owl... :-)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D

I have just faved your painting with the little owl. :D Very nice!
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:iconstreamfairy:
streamfairy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you again... they are awesomw subjects!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :D ...agreed!
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:iconuber-von-noobler:
Uber-Von-Noobler Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.. I wish I had your patience! You certainly did justice so a great shot
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconin-the-picture:
In-the-picture Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconifeelfluffyplz: I`ve featured this gorgeous dev here [link] :wave:
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wave: Thank you! :hug:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Great job!!! I too drew this Eagle Owl but mine is only 2.5" x 3.5" an artcard :-) Mine is also done in colored pencils ;-) I'm curious as to what brand colored pencils you use... I use Prismacolor... I'm also curious as to what type of paper you use. Nosey old thing aren't I? LOL :lmao:

I really like your version you fluffed him out a bit and I like how you've done the feathers... I would've liked to have added more detail but it's hard to on an artcard. I also like your choice of background color I think it adds to the warm feel of your piece... Excellent rendering of the original subject! :headbang:
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First of all, thank you very much for your kind comments! :D

I don't think you're being nosey, I'm happy to answer your questions. :)

I also use Prismacolor pencils, Laurentien Studio colors, Derwent, Faber Castel, and Progresso. I have quite a large colection, but I do tend to favor some over others, especially for the blacks and whites. I tend to like the Derwent for those and the Progresso woodless pencils. The paper I used on this one was Cardstock I actually picked up at the Dollar store ;P , but I have also used Mixed Media paper by Canson. I use a blending pencil to mix some colors and intensify them.

Hope that helps. :D
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I've got a few Derwent too but don't use them much... I'm always playing with different types of paper to see what works best in what situations :-) I've had more luck lately than I used to have :D Of course I use a blending pencil too and I'm always trying to intensify my colors... Most recently I wanted to get the center of a flower I drew a deeper color.

I like finding other that use colored pencils and trying to glean information as to how they use theirs and share info on how I use mine. I've been using Prismacolors now for about ten years so I try to help others with what I've learned over the years :-)

I really like your gallery and think you've got true talent please stay in touch :D
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Will do! :D
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mrs-matsuyama Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing!
very realistic great job !!
:D
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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G220 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I leave for a little while, and I come back and find out you've become a photographer?

...

Oh wait this isn't a... Holy bananas! You've gotten even more better than the more better you were last time you were more better! It's so life-like!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi Garret! Welcome back to the wonderful world of DA! :D

How have you been?

No I haven't become a photographer. ;P

Thank you for that confusing compliment...lol! I think. lol! ;P
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G220 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
:D haha, ya it was a compliment! Just saying it's photo-realistic in my own unique way, lol.

I've been well! Highschool ended. FINALLY. :D

How have you been?
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: I like it! ;P

Yay! Now on to College or University?

I've been just fine. Drawing and painting away as usual, and now I've taken up jewellery making... Costume jewellery that is. Lot's of fun, and I've sold a few pieces and done some repairs and remodels. How is your summer so far? It's way too hot and humid here... *melts* ;P Yay for air conditioning!
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CheesyChimichunga Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
That's amazing! I'm so far from drawing like that!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much...Keep practicing! :D
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:iconhypnotizingvampira:
HypnotizingVampira Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
O.O When I first saw this I thought it was a photo! This is amazing!!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.:hug: You should go check out the photo ref. I used. :iconchikrata: is an awsome photographer and I'm sure he'd appreciate it if you looked at his lovely gallery. :D
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:iconhypnotizingvampira:
HypnotizingVampira Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Will do! Thank you ^.^
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He'll appreciate it. :D Welcome!
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:iconhypnotizingvampira:
HypnotizingVampira Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
^.^ No problem :)
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:iconvelvet-paw:
Velvet-Paw Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work Linda. :hug: I really hope it will help to cheer Lawrie up.
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Julia! :D Me too!
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:iconvelvet-paw:
Velvet-Paw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: Sooner or later he will enjoy dA again. I know he can't stay away for long. ;)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is true. ;P
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:iconvelvet-paw:
Velvet-Paw Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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:iconinurekinjutsu:
Inurekinjutsu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful. I love the detail :3
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Awesome! :heart:
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconjocelyner:
JocelyneR Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
You are very welcome! :hug:
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:iconvovix:
Vovix Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow beautiful!
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconrhonda-young:
Rhonda-Young Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Gorgeous! :)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Rhonda! :hug: :D
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:iconagatha-macpie:
Agatha-Macpie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details are amazing ! Especially on the feathers ! You should have worked hours on it ! Anyway the result deserves it ! Great job ! =)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D I did work hours on it. ;P
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:iconchikrata:
Chikrata Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Linda!!
I really love this. It's such a nice thing to do :aww:
I'm serious. You just made my day ^^ :hug:

P.S. Sorry about the feathers!!
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