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We are blind by alxse We are blind by alxse
-Technique: oil
-Support: canvas 3D
-Size: 80cm x 60cm x 4cm
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:iconbriellecoppola:
This is a really beautiful painting. The owl is striking because of your colour choices, your paint application and the infusion of expression into it.

Your colour choices are excellent because the blue greys and blacks contrast well with the bright orange and the brown tones. The darks and lights are in all the right places.

I really like the contrast between thick paint application and watery spills and thinner pain spreading. The thick bits of paint are used carefully to illustrate the texture of the feathers and it's very effective. Meanwhile the softer, thinner, more watery painted surface gives atmosphere to the blank space.

Some may take complaint with the fact that there is little definition between the owl and the background, but I like that it is difficult to tell where the owl ends and the background begins. This makes it interesting to look at instead of obvious and boring to look at.

I like that it appears as though much of the paint was mixed and blended on the surface of the painting.

The painting also makes use of the technical element 'rule of thirds' where the owl is positioned to the left of the picture plain. This makes it more visually appealing than if this technique weren't employed.

I like that the composition includes a hint of the owl's ears. It ads character and visual appeal.

It's expression is a little mean but quirky at the same time. It reminds me of the owl from Bambi as he explains the concept of being 'Twitterpated' to the other animals.

Great work, I hope to see more as interesting as this piece.
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:iconsdoost:
sDoost Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi! Your nice work is featured here: [link]
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:iconindiron:
Indiron Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is just awesome, oil on canvas at its finest.
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:iconchisepiyon:
chisepiyon Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!
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:iconalisatamna:
AlisaTamna Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! I absolutely love it! Your technique is outstanding!
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:iconbumazhnov:
Bumazhnov Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Artist
Поразительно! По-моему рисовать зверей это самое трудное! Чётко!
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nEpHiLimLoVeR Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!The owl's eyes seems to have a piercing gaze,which makes it unique.
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:iconcintiamars:
CintiaMars Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Photographer
Increíble!! Y esos ojos... Enhorabuena
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Muchas gracias Cintia! A ver si progreso en mis sucesivos trabajos.
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:iconcraig-larsen:
Craig-Larsen Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured here [link]
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:iconsdoost:
sDoost Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this owl really :D great work! His eyes look very impressive
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:iconthesvetislav:
thesvetislav Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Excellent painting! I do not know is it better sharp detail or perfect blur...
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:icondeadlulu:
DeadLulu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal :heart:
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you Francesca for the featured :) means a lot to me
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:icondeadlulu:
DeadLulu Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
welcome :hug:
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:iconannamariaholm:
AnnaMariaHolm Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool, the eyes really stand out in this drawing :)
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:icondoodles4noodles:
Doodles4Noodles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
we indeed are indeed blind in many ways. but extremely visionary in others!
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
The title of the painting goes beyond what´s seems to be :)
Thank you for comment ^^
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:icondoodles4noodles:
Doodles4Noodles Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the texture pops so well. this is a great piece to keep revisiting.
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:iconorchid-black:
Orchid-Black Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What a lovely face!

:blackrose: :skullbones: :blackrose:
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured as one of #Birds-Club's top art submissions for the month of August. :la:

You can find the article which also contains many other beautiful bird art here: [link]
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:iconapatheticinsanity:
ApatheticInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
It has a very intense gaze. I like how you conveyed the texture of the feathers.
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconapatheticinsanity:
ApatheticInsanity Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
No problem. :)
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:icondieselboy666:
dieselboy666 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Very nice I like this painting alot!
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconsquibli:
squibli Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
You've been featured! :D [link]
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:icontuanserigala:
tuanserigala Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome owl painting...love it
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconaleanya:
Aleanya Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love the brush strokes on this!
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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:iconxkashyurix:
XkashyuriX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the firey eyes!Amazing painting!<3
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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:iconmarkobo:
Markobo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you
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:iconmarkobo:
Markobo Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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BoBo-Negrodamus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :D I also like how you did the feather but with not much detail, it's really cool :D
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BoBo-Negrodamus Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome work. I love the eyes :D
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconyuleto:
Yuleto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Wonderful work!
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconyuleto:
Yuleto Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist
You are welcome!
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frosty456 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
brilliant- very nice work :)
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconfrosty456:
frosty456 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
any time :)
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:iconwagn18:
wagn18 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really awesome!
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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:icondonnervogel:
Donnervogel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the eyes are amazing! I love how you painted this in a mostly abstract way! this is something I would put on my wall :D
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:iconalxse:
alxse Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your comment, I appreciate it a lot! :)
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:icondonnervogel:
Donnervogel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome =)
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CelestialStrike Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
oh my god this is perfect. there's so much expression in the eyes....
it kind of reminds me of hedwig, too.
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