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MaryAnne Long

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Reply #15 on: August 17, 2016, 01:20:41 AM
Here's the Hawaiian owl.

Please let me know what it needs.  I can finish it in the morning. I sent the reference photo a few messages ago.  He does not look like the typical owl.


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Reply #16 on: August 17, 2016, 01:29:04 AM
Looking very good Mea. You need to punch up those darks under his chin/neck area, and a few darker spots in the feathers on the breast. A bit more variation in the values around the face, check the highlight areas in your photo.

Doing a great job.  :cheering:


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Reply #17 on: August 17, 2016, 01:51:26 AM
 :D Oh yes, your owl is comin along nicely, Mea. After a few little adjustments as Val suggested, he will be perfect.  :clap:
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Reply #18 on: August 17, 2016, 02:29:44 AM
Thanks, Val and KathyS.  I will make the changes tomorrow.

I appreciate your input.

Anyone else?

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Reply #19 on: August 17, 2016, 07:39:16 AM
 :) He's a real cutie, MAL!  Drawn very nicely and you did good with his eyes!
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Reply #20 on: August 17, 2016, 04:01:22 PM
Outstanding! You did a super job on this owl. :yippee::yippee::yippee:
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Reply #21 on: August 17, 2016, 04:15:00 PM
Thanks, Steve and Liz. 

I am certain this owl will mean more to my Hawaiian neighbor than the more generic owl I did in Nolan's lesson (although I liked that one better because it was less detailed).

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Reply #22 on: August 18, 2016, 10:56:18 AM
Mea, you have done a grand job on both owls.    Patricia  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #23 on: August 18, 2016, 03:42:20 PM
Thanks, Patricia.

The local newspaper printed a photo of the Hawaiian owl yesterday and I can better see its features.

Back to the drawing board to get mine right.

Will post when completed.

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Reply #24 on: August 19, 2016, 03:59:00 AM
 :smitten: Oh yes, Mea. Your friend is going to love this owl.  He is striking. Beautiful work.  :clap:
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Reply #25 on: August 19, 2016, 04:37:05 AM
Thanks, KathyS.  I really enjoyed doing  both versions of the owl.

Good lesson.

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Reply #26 on: August 19, 2016, 12:35:17 PM
Very nnice improvement, Mea! :clap::clap::clap: I love the way you do the eyes. You might say you have an eye for the eye! Pun intended. :D
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Reply #27 on: August 19, 2016, 01:29:25 PM
Here's my drawing from the class. Thank you Nolan for another interesting class which I found a little challenging but enjoyable.  Comments and critiques are always gratefully received.  Thank you.  Patricia




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Reply #28 on: August 19, 2016, 02:25:01 PM
 :congrats: Patricia, your owl is magnificent. I can almost feel the softness of his feathers they are so realistic. I love the contrasts you created in him. Bravo!  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #29 on: August 19, 2016, 02:30:50 PM
Brilliant Patricia, your detailing is excellent!!!  :heeha:      The softness is well represented in the feathers, and that hard intense stare is superb. Banner job here.     :congrats:       :yippee:

 :doh: Beautiful work on the background as well.  O0