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Ghost Owl by ark4n Ghost Owl by ark4n
Although symbolize wisdom in many cultures, owls are nocturnal animals, and therefore seen by some people as being mysterious and supernatural.

I usually don't publish the results of my speed paintings, but I like this one very much, hope you like it!

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This has a very ominous look about it, the transparent look of the background makes the owl appear more ghostly and adds on to the creepy look of the picture. The blurred quality also adds to the ghostly effect. I cannot, for the life of me, look away for the owl's soulless white eyes. Very beautiful piece of artwork my fellow deviant.

It is truly an original idea and and a frightfully hypnotic piece. If I were to see this in a dark area, it would be truly frightening but at the same time, looking at this, it's very calming. It sounds odd I know, but this is how it affects me, the interpretation of what this was meant to convey may be different from this. May you have a wonderful day.
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I simply love this so much, and I think the simplicity of the whole piece is what makes it work.

The blue glow of course draws you right into the owl, and can be viewed in so many different ways that it really broadens the audience appeal, which is a quality I wish I could apply to my own art.

Once the eye quickly focuses on the owl you are drawn to the total white void of his eyes and you cannot help but to stare, it is a perfect use of white, which I enjoy seeing as I like the effects of it in my own pen work.

It is this eye-locking appeal that allows the simple, yet well done, aspect of the whole piece work because it allows the viewer’s mind plenty of room to fill in the detail, well done.

The whole piece is great, and done at a skill well above my own. The only (very) slight disappointment was the lack of any color pattern on the owl’s chest, which I think could have added more information for the mind upon viewing the piece. But of course the detail of the chest is good, and the color pattern is something that feels rightly natural.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I do say that it's nice to see a owl portrayed in a ghostly manner on this site, and yes. It sure does know how to stair at the audience.
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just3pugs Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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ark4n Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
^_^
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Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks increasable! I love the lighting. :)
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ark4n Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Thanks!
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Deus-Lux Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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DaWonderer Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
:woohoo:
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ark4n Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
^_^
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FTSArts Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice glow to him, and the eyes. Very nice indeed for a speed painting ;)
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ark4n Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
Thanks!
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I'm glad you like it!
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome, I also have a photography page on FB, hope you will check the page out and like it. Here is the link: www.facebook.com/pages/Photogr…
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WhiteHeartFlame Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool.  :D
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Thanks!
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WhiteHeartFlame Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome!
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SnowScales-IceFire Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Really nice! :P
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thanks!
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really epic, it looks creepy!
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Thanks!
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SalmaElArt Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty nice work :) keep it up
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thanks :)
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BornToResist Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, original piece! It's haunting. Love how shiny the feathers seem, and how simple the piece is. The colours are good, even though I might have added a bit more yellow tone to the details. Really good piece! 
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Thanks!
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfeito!!! Eu daria tudo para saber a metade disso.... 

Uma droga, estou procurando um curso de ilustração digital aqui em Porto Alegre.... não há! :no:
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Obrigado, Dani!

Será que não há curso online?
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm... Pois é, não sei.... Sou das antigas no quesito "estudo" ainda acho que o melhor método é um prof te acompanhando. Mas estou aberta a isso também, só precisaria saber como funciona. 
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Eu não tenho formação "formal" (sou autodidata), então não sou a pessoa correta para te aconselhar, mas acho que vale a pena dar uma olhada.
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pois é... uns vem a este mundo com o dom, outros precisam de ajuda para desenvolver! Te admiro pacas! Eu nunca desenhei nem no papel, salvo coisas da época de jardim da infância!!!! Mas espero conseguir algo que me ajude nas manipulações. Eu nunca pensei em deixá-las, mas sim em conseguir desenvolver a ilustração para complementá-las e/ou poder criar coisas das quais não encontro em fotos... Obrigada Luiz, vou ver o que fazer.....
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Obrigado a você ^^
Eu estava pensando justamente nisso: complementação para a manipulação (assim é possível fazer qualquer coisa), tem tudo a ver, até usa a mesmas ferramentas (Photoshop, Painter, etc)
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aad345 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I could draw as good as you do, keep them coming :)
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thanks :)
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cati315 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
how awesome!!
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thanks!
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LocationCreator Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
I like this one, too.
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thanks!
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Starinthedark91 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
awesome! you deserve a fav+! I have you in my collection.
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thanks ^_^
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This is creepy and cool at the same time 
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ark4n Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thanks!
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