This is an attempt on a more illustrative style.. (rather speedpaint-ish ^^) As I want to work in film industry some day (as an illustrator/concept artist or even director ) I decided to concentrate more on the individual characters and tried to tell a little story with the picture.. I hope I succeeded! ^^ Free to interprete!
I will be on a two years hiatus as of 18th April! If you want to know more about it, read that journal: [link] That doesnt mean that I am leaving dA! (And it also doesnt mean that I will deactivate my account, so you will have access to all my pictures in my gallery ) Deviantart is a part of my life and I love every single watcher of mine! Once I return I will be super active, so keep watching me (or add me to your watch list if you havent already xD) I promise, once I return I will rock dA and the world!!
I love this piece of art work! I can look into the mother owl's eyes and see the protectiveness. I feel fearful myself! Though I think since the mother owl was created so wonderfully that the baby owl should have been given a little more detail. You can obviously tell that the young owl is scared but I think it could hav been projected better. I think that the winter night and the wisps off of the mother's eyes and brows make this piece intense and helps tie it all together. Over all it's great!! I would love to see more from you!
Okay. For starters, wow. This is an AMAZING piece. I don't know how long this took you... probably a while. So, lets get down to the real image.
The mother Owl. Her over all picture is beautiful. You can feel the deep emotion and protective instinct that she has for her baby when you look at her face. The way the wings arch for her, it looks like she's almost daring you to hurt her baby. I love that. Her colors and shading is amazing. I can't even imagine something that could compare to the sheer emotion that is in this painting.
The baby owl is definitely a lesser yet bigger part of the picture. Though it's small and almost not noticeable, it's also very there. The colors on this baby makes it seem innocent and fragile. The expression seems to be a mix of "Don't hurt me!" and "Mom, I can take care of myself!" Overall, I found the baby just plain adorable.
Now the scenery is something that really awes me. I personally stink at backgrounds so seeing something this fantastic and amazing just makes my jaw drop. The icicles are very real. I can almost imagine the freezing winds and air that are whipping around the pair of owls. The trees are sturdy looking, yet graceful and elegant. The shading you did on these trees and everywhere is breathtaking.
Over all, I feel this painting is a triple thumbs up. I love it and hope to see more of you!
I was going to write a critique but my computer is being screwy, and plus my opinion isn't that of a pro so it wouldn't really matter as much xD This is amazing! Kind of reminds me of me and my mother, when she gets make shes like that and Im just there like "Mom calm down its fine!"
Wow, it is so detailed (especially for something that you claim is speedpaint-ish XD) The feathers... the background, like the fady-out part, the trees, the snow, everything! It really is beautiful. Can't wait to see you back n rockin' in two years!