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Trace

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on: July 15, 2019, 09:37:06 PM
Hi All , I've been away exploring the wonderful outback, & now back & really inspired by the trip & also seeing all your wonderful work. I'm so looking forward to getting back to where I left off with the drawing course.  :yippee:
This drawing/paniting? of an owl in a cave (that we encountered) is unfinished. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed - & think I should scrap it & just concerntrate on learning the basics of drawing.
Any tips/suggestions would be much appreciated  :1hug:Tracey


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Reply #1 on: July 15, 2019, 09:52:37 PM
 :heeha:   Trace!! Don´t scrap it!!!  It´s a beautiful beginning. It has nice detail, and you´ve done a great job capturing the face.  O0 Do you have a photo or is this from memory? Come on, you can do this.  :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
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Reply #2 on: July 15, 2019, 10:17:58 PM
Mostly the memory Val, but I googled a pic of a white owl to get a sense of proportion of wings/body n face & sort of copied


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Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 11:12:21 AM
I see a cute owl....there is nothing wrong with this.   :clap: :clap:
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Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 10:23:50 PM
Thank you Val & njnjgirl. I'm finding the eyes a bit scary-perhaps i've been working to fix it too long. I'm stuck on how to define & give the body length & I was hoping to show more definition of the rocks
- But maybe?? I should not keep overworking it & just clean up the wing edges and let it be what it is??
I'm not sure who was more startled - us or the owl when he flew towards us, then out the cave, he was so beautiful & i'm feeling like I can't capture his beauty


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Reply #5 on: July 17, 2019, 12:20:31 PM
I think you have done a good job on your Owl in Cave. I like the shine in the eyes, the eye on the left has a great shine and rounding.
EmmaLee


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Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 10:31:48 PM
Thanks EmmaLee  :)


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Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 04:05:40 AM
Great action shot  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 06:59:14 AM
Thanks Dennis 😀 maybe I will put it on hold till I’ve finished the “Learn to draw class”  & do a mixed media class


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Reply #9 on: July 22, 2019, 09:41:00 PM
Don't scrap it, it is a fabulous artwork already :yippee: :yippee: :yippee:
Do you have a reference you are working from or is this from memory?


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Reply #10 on: July 23, 2019, 01:23:55 PM
It's more based on the "feeling" of seeing that owl - I don't know which of us was more startled, BUT i did google a photo of a white barn owl & copied freehand. Am I allowed to do that?


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Reply #11 on: July 23, 2019, 08:18:00 PM
you can if you make significant changes and don't copy the photo exact. I prefer not to as there are many free photo websites which you can use without worrying about copyright issues.
My favourite is Pixabay


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Reply #12 on: July 23, 2019, 11:14:47 PM
Oh thanks for letting me know Nolan. Next time I'll search pixabay. It doesn't look much like the photo, I just started with outlining the owl by looking at the photo & then my undisciplined mind takes over & I winged it from there. I think that's where I frustrated, as I don't really have the skills to do what I picture in my mind. - Bit off more than I can chew! :)


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Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 08:36:22 PM
that's okay. You start off feeling that you have bit off more than you can chew, but then as you gain more experience, it feels normal O0