Thursday, February 28, 2013

Owl drawing

 
 
 
One of my dear friends asked me to draw an owl tattoo she wanted. I ended up saying no at first because I guess I was still holding onto some anger about not going through with seeking out an apprenticeship myself and I didn't want someone else getting paid to make my art permanent.
 
That seems really bitchy.
 
I guess I was in a bad mood. HAHAHA
 
Anyhow.
 
I decided I wouldn't draw a tattoo per se, but a piece of art that maybe could be hung in her daughter's room. She is moving quite far away soon so I thought it would be a nice way to keep friends close.
 
 
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I started on my 11X15 watercolor paper.
Using a drafting pencil, I sketched out an owl with some ribbons that would hold her daughter's name and some flowers. I made patchwork wings because I wanted to put my "imperfectly perfect" stamp on it (see my logo).
 
Charlotte Rose Owl step 1 pencil
 
I then used a micron .5 to outline everything and added some roses 
 
Charlotte Rose Owl step 2 pen
 
I then used the same pen to decorate her name

Charlotte Rose Owl step 3 more pen
 
I finished everything with a combination of watercolor pencils and markers.
 
This is why I love watercolor paper, it doesn't mind having lots of ink on it!

Charlotte Rose Owl step 4 COMPLETE!
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

The Mossy Cottage said...

I love how this turned out. Especially the eyes!

mrsmccooe said...

this came out so great. you are awesome <3

Radiantsun said...

Thank you both so much! I had a lot of fun with it. I think this is my favorite medium to work with!

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