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madmum
05-01-2003, 09:38 AM
Stuffed up the background :rolleyes: Had to invent something, hate foliage, so I was going with stars and dark sky. Got timing all wrong!

Never mind, might rescue it later. Still need to give owl dark patches and shading for form.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2003/10535-Barn_Owl_1.jpg

Go for it :D

Ruth

pampe
05-01-2003, 09:57 AM
hard to telll at this point, but I imagine it will be fine


will be watching

babybrush
05-01-2003, 10:00 AM
i like the sky, and as long as you know your owl isn't done, see nothing to critique right now.

Bethany

Uschi
05-01-2003, 10:10 AM
Originally posted by babybrush
i like the sky, and as long as you know your owl isn't done, see nothing to critique right now.

Bethany

Same here!!!
Uschi

madmum
05-01-2003, 10:51 AM
Hmmmm ok, might leave sky as "happy accident" then ;) lol

Done?

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/01-May-2003/10535-Barn_Owl_2.jpg

My photo has no real shadows, but there isn't enough light for shadow at night anyway :D I'm pretending the owl is lit by the moon.

Thanks for looking, tell me what you think!

Ruth

Fagan
05-01-2003, 11:01 AM
I like it!! The background is perfect...the owl is perfect! *SMILE* The only thing is I would have liked to see more of the branch. But that is what is called a "little nit" *LOL*

coffee_girl3000
05-01-2003, 11:10 AM
:clap: Lovely owl. The feathers looks soft and fluffy. Like Fagan, thought maybe branch should extend out from left side a bit? But otherwise, very nice, sky is good.

Nitsa
05-01-2003, 11:38 AM
I think you have done a wonderful job on both his feathers and his colouring!
I live with one....I should know! LOL!

artmom
05-01-2003, 12:30 PM
Ruth, what a happy "accident!"

Lyn

mchew
05-01-2003, 12:53 PM
Yes, leave the sky as happy accident... the salt technique really looks like stars.

Good drawing... owl's head is perfect.

from shadows on head, I can tell light is from right but body looks a bit flat... add darks along left side of body to make it rounder.

You may also like to do something about the tiny little white lines along the body and branch... may be paint a leave or two to cover it.

Rosemarie
05-01-2003, 02:25 PM
It is a lovely bird.

Why not try some purple or indiog and paint some varigated washes on the background. I think indigo would do the trick.

andylavallee
05-01-2003, 02:31 PM
Nice one Ruth, certainly got the observer thinking soft feathers. not over keen on branch stopping there. and as the salt starts high up the picture it looks to me as if there are moonlite trees behind. If you fell in...............etc well done.

madmum
05-01-2003, 02:48 PM
Thanks guys :)

OK I'll extend the branch to the bottom of the page, will leave background, it isn't quite so ultramarine as on the screen, I used indanthrene blue and a touch of quin. magenta.

Marvin there is some shading on left, I agree maybe not enough.

Andy, could you complete that sentence please? Not sure I know that one.

Ruth

lyn lynch
05-01-2003, 03:13 PM
I'm chuffed about this Maddie.
Wonderful sky. Soft fluffy feathers, like a bit of a breeze ruffling his 'sensors'. Bright eye sees mousie dinner approaching.
[What does "chuffed" actually mean?]

madmum
05-01-2003, 03:20 PM
Thanks Auntie :)

Chuffed means tickled pink, made up, delighted :D (English term, originated in the north of England I believe)

Ruth

CharM
05-01-2003, 09:56 PM
Well, Ruth, I was certainly "chuffed" with your background the very minute I saw it!!! Your finish was a hoot... Sorry... :) :) :)

With the minor nits fixed, this will be absolutely fabulous!

madmum
05-02-2003, 03:32 AM
LOL Char :D

Thanks, glad you liked it.

Ruth

Carrie
05-02-2003, 01:16 PM
Love this palette you used on this little guy. Nice contrast and use of complements.
Carrie