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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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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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MrSeb91 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  New member 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  New member 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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:iconkoka-coca:
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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Azure--Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing :D I love the colours.
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:iconmirmzy:
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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Keldain Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Fantastic job! :)
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:iconkishiro-chan:
kishiro-chan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
nice *-*
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LencreBlanche Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
very sensitive ! nice ;-)
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:iconrhuannon:
Rhuannon Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student Artist
Isso é incrível,amo seus tons verdes :squee:
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:iconjordanashworth:
jordanashworth Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Student
Absolutely beautiful!
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Eowyn831 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love owls. How magnificent. :iconowlplz:
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doctoryanko Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice
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gimmesummo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Artist
can I use this for a tattoo? would like it for my portfolio
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ducapb Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
*---*
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Infiltr8 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Fantastic colour scheme!
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SteveInsane09 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would like to let you know that because of this piece, I unlocked my complete love and admiration of owls, as well as my undying love for watercolor painting. Remember, something as simple as a painting of an owl can change the life of someone.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful!
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Light138Wing Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student General Artist
so cool :iconilovesitplz:
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Harmleikur Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I featured this on my journal [link]
I hope you do't mind
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TheOwl68 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful style, gorgeous owl :boogie:
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ChubbDog Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I apologize for recently submitting altered versions of this artistic work for print as my own. I did not mean to submit it for print, but following my natural posting habit, I just clicked continue through all of the options. :( I did not mean to take credit for your work in the slightest. I have removed the deviations. (kept the profile pic tho if that's ok?! I do love the owl!!)
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teaganwhite Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:] Yes, please do feel free to keep the avatar, and also to play with the image digitally as long as you're not selling prints and failing to credit. Thank you so much for understanding and being a good sport about it, I really really appreciate it! All the best <3
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Hibou0 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
This is wonderful! It is quite a beautiful design my feathery friend! :)
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shesaidrevolution Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
amazing..
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strawberriestree Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
greensome! luv it, it bring me on mind mr Miyazaki
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Mr-Howl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
This is just beautiful, I really really like it. It's been featured here, hope you don't mind: [link]
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