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bring peace to midnight by teaganwhite bring peace to midnight by teaganwhite

over the past two weeks i've been teaching myself to use illustrator (since i needed to for a commission), but this is my first finished piece using the program.


reference of the owl from a magazine clipping was used.
title from "milk thistle" by conor oberst (you bring peace to midnight like a spotted owl).



in response to many questions about how this was made; i drew the black lines with pencil and livetraced them, and then added all the color with different colored paths drawn with the pen tool set to various opacity levels. it's pretty simple actually :]
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Given 2008-10-28
bring peace to midnight by =lostsoulx44 "The painterly look adds a unique touch. I've always thought =lostsoulx44 has had an impeccable eye for color, and her works are aesthetically soothing. I look at this owl and smile. Look at the rest of her gallery, I'm sure you'll smile too." ( Suggested by Studio-Snafu and Featured by Ikue )
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Lunnika-Horo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwwwwww
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ShinkaWave Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016
very pretty 
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:iconsheepisch:
Sheepisch Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016
Wow... I just started with illustrator and this is really awesome O_O 
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sha-arts Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Awesome for a first image...you managed to still keep the painterly aspects alive which can often be difficult in vector format...:)
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UnchartedImagination Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's beautiful, I love it. :)
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gargantuen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional
Great work!
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CapscesDigitalInk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2016  Professional General Artist
Excellent work, beautiful first piece, very well done.
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VlLE Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist
I love it ❤
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ScruffsMcGee Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing, truly a magnificent piece of art, love it!!
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lilgreenfreaky Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
This owl is amazing, I love the colors!
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:iconmikeyia:
MikeyIa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Wow, sooo schön Heart
Ich liebe die Farbwahl =)) Und die Augen! *___*
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Gaci Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015
wow I really like the color setting <3 and the face expression :3 nice work!
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naomijeanbush Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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Spirit-Knight Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015
Superb!!!!
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LankySandwich Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit i cannot believe you did this in illustrator. You have the patience of a god. Awesome work. 
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animalover501 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good work!!
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XXfuzzyPawXX Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How just how... awesome art btw :D
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Beautiful green owl:) (Smile)
I have a owl group please join :iconthe-owl-group:
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Steve-Pica Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Not as simple as you make it out! I know because I work in Illustrator. Great job!!
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Nanofan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Wow pretty cool :O the colours are awesome!
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genosolido Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Professional Digital Artist

Love your work! Please check out my works too. thanks! genosolido.deviantart.com/gall…

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CreeperGall Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
how  long did it take you
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Sanji07 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
So beautiful...
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Savousepate Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Heart 
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littleillustrella Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
Love it!!! 
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:iconmangasketchartist:
mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful! :D
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:iconneraksel:
neraksel Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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MrSeb91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! Are the black outlines a a traced sketch? Or did you draw then inside the program?
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Elenrubbings Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Student General Artist
Don't you mind if I'll copy this bird ? I liked it very much.
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Leongardo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!:D (Big Grin) 
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JuanNinotti Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome! Fuckin' love owls
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koka-coca Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous little fellow ^__^
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LazyGraphist Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well.. I have no words to say, this is just awesome, you did the job.
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ShtGnRmance Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
love the green
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honeyfern1234 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.?_.
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honeyfern1234 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.?.
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honeyfern1234 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?:.
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honeyfern1234 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?:*)
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honeyfern1234 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
?:(
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Eirik2103 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantatic color cheme!
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SheWoodlandElf Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
beautiful colours!
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Azurynn Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing :D I love the colours.
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mirmzy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING!!! <3
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Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student
awsome job ^^
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etnocad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work! :)
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tomwebbnz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice comp! Great colour scheme as well. Great work...
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greatstrings Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful! Loved the colors.
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Buggie1112 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is brilliant
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sillystorm28 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful~
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Allthatmathers Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this art from you earlier, but i just can't keep my eyes of it and
i knew i had to add it to my favorites, 
your color use in this piece is just amazing!


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