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Great Horned Owl by Heliocyan Great Horned Owl by Heliocyan
Commision: Great Horned Owl, portrait

This commision is of a series of 6, it's a miniature painting, only about 8cm x 8 cm (3inch x 3inch)

it's done in watercolour and pencil.
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Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
Woah!
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
amazing.
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner May 4, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are most welcome.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
This picture shows me again why I see certain similarities between horned owls and lynxes....the tufted ears, the spotty pattern and the huge yellow eyes!
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MontanaSkies Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm not sure if I like the sketch or the finished product better! Great job! Your love of these creatures shows!
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Funny you say that, I actually like the sketch more in this case. Not that I'm not happy with the finished owl, but I think there is something about sketches which I really like.
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SilentWolf94 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks so amazing
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bronze4u Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Artist
Love the great horned. I once raised one!
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
They are sooo cute when they are little, aren't they?!?! Fluff balls! A friend had one, and I was amazed how gentle they are. But o.O, a messy business... ;)
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bronze4u Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Artist
They are a beautiful prey bird. Even as a baby! Yes it was very messy and hard to get it to eat! Once it was old enough I released it.
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DupleSnowflake Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Student General Artist
Really lovely. His expression seems less-than amused.
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! ...ha ha, yes, he really looks crossed! :D
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Solvecho Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Simply beautiful.
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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XSpiritWarriorX Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awsome! this is the kind of art i want to start making! great job!=D what kind of paints did you use?
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :) I used a normal watercolour set I still had since school days, nothing special. All the details are done in pencil, and then coloured....
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XSpiritWarriorX Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well keep up the great work! =D
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
wow! you got alot of detail in with such a small space to paint! well done!
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :)
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Shizuku-Uzu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
no problem!! :hug:
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CalicoSquared Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the expression!
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SuzanneMoseley Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Beautiful. I love the feline quality to it. The stare is just absolutely eye catching! Instant fav.
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SamuraiNataku Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeus!
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Heliocyan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Speckled-Paws Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
(Owl) What are you lookin' at chump?
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
LOL!! :D
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ChronosDiox Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
that look is so intimidating! i love it
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
what a sharp looking stare, lovely work :)
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Ilman-Lintu Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   Photographer
Just incredible! :+fav:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
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ByPriorArrangement Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Love his eyes :love:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :)
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FlockingOwls Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
This beauty would make a lovely contender in our "Great Horned Owl Art Contest" :D [link] ...unless you've got something even better up your sleeve? We'd love to hear from you, so check the link, send a PM, and keep in touch ;P
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KaisaCougar Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
:+fav:
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:iconheliocyan:
Heliocyan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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val333 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
beautiful
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