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Great Horned Owl by teaganwhite Great Horned Owl by teaganwhite
Half-sleeve tattoo design, adapted into a regular illustration. Since this was commissioned and paid for by someone, and has personal meaning to him, please be respectful and do not get this done as a tattoo yourself. You are welcome to commission your own by emailing me at teaganwh@gmail.com, or get many of my other existing works tattooed unless otherwise noted. Thanks for understanding!

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prints, t-shirts, iPhone cases, etc here!
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:iconteaganwhite:
teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh, i DO know what that is!
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AnonymousKappaWizard Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes! :D
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TenebrasLux Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I love the style in this one, well done :D i'm sure the person who will have it tattooed will love it every day
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deniselung Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
love it
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e11e-k Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
what type of ink/pens are you using for these types of works?
do you color in photoshop or on the actual piece?
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
I use Staedtler pigment liners in various sizes, and a Faber-Castell brush pen to fill in the larger areas of solid black :] and then I use Photoshop for color and texture -- see this tutorial for my process!
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e11e-k Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I see, love the results. your ink works always look like old prints from a couple hundred years ago to me
thank you for replying.
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! yeah, i find that the linework looks a bit more like an etching or something if i use a pen that's a bit dried out, so that the lines aren't totally solid due to the tip of the pen skipping over the tiny depressions in the paper grain. kind of an obsessive detail but hey :]
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e11e-k Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
oh yes! i use that technique a bit too!
i use micron pens, and have a bunch in various stages of
wearing out- it allows for finer detailing and lighter values,
though i almost never use textured paper.
it's the little details that make the work great!
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Bluesigma Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Artist
juuuuuust beautiful
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Jazmine-Chan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail you put into this is absolutely lovely.
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Artisticaviary Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Haha, whoops-- I failed to notice the link in the description. Sorry 'bout that!
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
no problem! thanks for wanting it on a shirt! :]
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Artisticaviary Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for making such a beautiful design available on a shirt! I'm currently eagerly awaiting the arrival of mine in the mail. C:
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh, awesome, thank you so so much for ordering one!! you should let me know how the quality is when you get it, i haven't actually ordered one of their t-shirts before. i have an iphone case and it's really nice so i assume all the quality is good, but it would be great to know for sure! thanks again for ordering!
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Artisticaviary Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The tee just came in the mail yesterday! I think it's pretty high quality. It was printed on an American Apparel shirt, which is the same as what companies like Threadless use, so the shirt is soft and comfortable. And the print doesn't have that plasticky feel that a lot of shirts have, either, which is nice. (: The design looks amazing on the shirt, and I'm looking forward to wearing it around! ♥
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, awesome, I was hoping they used softhand printing or similar! Thanks so much for letting me know! I want to buy shirts from Society6 now but crew necks make me feel like I'm suffocating for some reason and they don't have scoop or v-neck ;___;
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Artisticaviary Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw man, this is absolutely gorgeous. I can't stop looking at it!
I saw someone above mention that they'd love to see it on a tee shirt, and I would buy this on a tee in a heartbeat if you ever consider doing that! This is just so beautiful and inspiring and I really love it.
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Hfoursaur Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is stunning, Teagan! I love your pen and ink work so much!
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couchmochi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow thats sooo beautiful!!
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous.
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magentamorbid666 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
that is amazing! i love owl tattoos, have one on my leg, but that is gorgeous, going to make someone very happy
also hate it wen people steal tattoo designs off you, the shame
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wild-as-the-wolf Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing :]
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PretenseOfDreaming Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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gaarafan103 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
reminds of old story book pictures good work.

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"In the dark but I see the light."
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ded-pxl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its so beautiful... it reminds the of pictures in the old english storybooks I used to look at when I wasnt able to read yet!
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TaintedPure Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect.
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trik-s Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing!!!!!!!!!
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LordCorvell Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wooooaaaaaaahh.... I looooove this...

And funny story, I recently realized "Wow... I like moths a lot... Why did I never notice that before?" and sudden;y art everywhere incorporates moths. I love it. And this is incredible because owls are fantastic too.

Beautiful piece. I'm glad your friend is going to do something this awesome for a tattoo. Meaningful, too.
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light-serpent Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Incredible illustration! Wow!
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hillarycam Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wow!
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Chantellywelly Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
As a fellow lover of ink, I'm weak at the knees with awe. Please make more! ^_^
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JanuarySunflowers Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
That is a stunning piece of artwork and I'm blown away. I can't tell you how much I like this.
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Artavincii Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Before you click on the link make sure your parents are not in the room [link]
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QuiEstInLiteris Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional Writer
This is really wonderful. It reminds me of Audubon.
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Twenty-NineKnuckles Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Wow that would make an excellent tattoo! Beautiful work :)
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flavoroftheday Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
Hi! This is lovely! Exquisite composition and coloring. :) I know there was a post at studio sweet studio with regards to your process- I bookmarked it- but when I go to the site, it tells me the post can't be found. I was wondering if you had an alternative link?
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hm, I can't seem to find it either -- I wonder what happened. Well, I still have the step-by-step files around on my computer somewhere, I'll try to do a post of roughly the same thing on my tumblr soon.
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flavoroftheday Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you! I appreciate it. I thought it was rather odd as well.
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SomersetRaven Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a stunning piece and I'm sure it will make a great tattoo :love:
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DoveThunder Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is beautifully detailed! It makes a lovely illustration as well as a tattoo!
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R9A Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
This is really great!!!
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piratepseudoferret Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is a completely beautiful drawing. You've been able to capture such a dimensionality that makes this a very convincing and engrossing image. :)
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GilPires Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
I'm speechless
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
DAWWWW
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Applemind Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012   General Artist
It's so beautiful ^^ Parabéns^^
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CalinnVojnngat Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
This...is full of things I love. Owls, alkekengis, stuff. Love it, wonderfully drawn.
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HAoctopus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
so awesome. owls are awesome!
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The-Wolf-Within Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
splendid.. nuf said.
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Celestial-Autumn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
love this!
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