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 :]
Daily DeviationGiven 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 )
This is so beautiful!
Nice! Are the black outlines a a traced sketch? Or did you draw then inside the program?
Don't you mind if I'll copy this bird ? I liked it very much.
Awesome! Fuckin' love owls
Gorgeous little fellow ^__^
Well.. I have no words to say, this is just awesome, you did the job.
love the green
Fantatic color cheme!
This is amazing I love the colours.
awsome job ^^
Nice comp! Great colour scheme as well. Great work...
Wonderful! Loved the colors.
This is brilliant
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!
very sensitive ! nice
Isso é incrível,amo seus tons verdes
can I use this for a tattoo? would like it for my portfolio
Fantastic colour scheme!
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.
Beautiful style, gorgeous owl
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!!)