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Hootenanny by Themrock Hootenanny by Themrock
My second half of my art trade half for :iconpocketowl:

:D

Now you are SURPRISED!

I will use this pic also for my owltober collection.
Damn...still not finished the 31 owls...

~Dirk
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Critique by lemil Apr 26, 2009, 11:03:13 AM
there's a safe and very satisfactory blend of points and curves in your line-work, the posture in the lines look VERY composed and original and that seems to be your focus or you bread and butter~ while the color proposes a bit more strength to your fun characters such as this one, there's so much tone and volume to the cool gestural movement in the line work. I know as a line artist that it's harder than it looks to provide such lines. I feel that there's a lot of planning and construction in the process am I wrong? With that said you present a very distinct voice in this character and coming down to appearances, there's more than just lines to it. looking at the owl, the way you've presented the shapes for an instance, the large flatly shaped pear of a head, the fat sagging cheeks. it's a real joy for me to look at. His posture and personality shows intimidation in his smart intellectual brain, or looking good for the miss, whatever it is your ideas, use of shapes and line all come in as a key factor being just as important to convey the personality and type of intellect in your characters and you do that so well. Above all I find this owl seemingly more charming than anything, I'm just putting it out there, this Owl is Brilliant! (and they're my favorite birds)

Only thing I care to add as a technical detail is that adding the owls shadow reflection on the ground to show a sense of space or something to help the composure of the piece reach it's full potential upon presentation would help, though I noticed you have done that in earlier work but please by all means treat it as a side note to really keep in mind. nothing big :]

you sir show a great amount of originality in your work. I have much admiration for original artists such as yourself. keep groovin' yeh?
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Adline-c Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I feature you here, Hope it's Ok ;)

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SgtChilly Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
I like his square glasses.

Their kinda hip.
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joshfitzart Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
I absolutely love your OWL's!!!
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AndrewMedia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Oh, this is quite godly!
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
That's cool! :)
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porkcow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
No ones gonna say it? Well, this is "delightful! HohohohoWAH". *tips chair and falls*
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linemonkey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
hoedown
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Crithon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
amazing
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AxleGrease-75 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
Looks like a Disney character come to think of it
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Pocketowl Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
THIS IS THE BEST! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

I'm working on yours now!
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