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Owl Masquerade by aruarian-dancer Owl Masquerade by aruarian-dancer
"Owl Masquerade" was one of the prompts at last weekend's Sketch Fest #32. The original graphite sketch was lined over in sepia colored pencil before coloring in watercolor. This is the finished version. Vellum (140 lb.) 5" x 7". I've done a masked lady with a barn owl before. I love all kinds of owls, but am particularly fond of barn owls with their mask-like faces. My scanner sees shades of brown relatively well, so this was not as frustrating to adjust as some of my other pieces.

2013 Mitzi Sato-Wiuff/Aruarian Dancer
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PCamenzind Featured By Owner May 13, 2014   Writer
This is lovely! Awesome colors!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^_^
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Lisa-Condon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't I see her at Jareth's ball? Lol.
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Ennayenaled Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly!! ^_^
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
great work! :)
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :heart:
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
you are welcome! :)
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thebumblebee01 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't imagine how someone could be so talented. It's unreal :heart:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. :heart: :iconblushplz:
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:iconthrivis:
thrivis Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   General Artist
Again, beautiful work! I love the soft yet detailed colors~~
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! I had a lot of fun with this one. :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, Mitzi :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, Mayumi. :heart:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome :hug:
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I'm in love with your traditional pieces! They're juste so beautiful :dalove:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. I'm delighted to hear you say that. It's been years since I touched watercolor... ^^; It's wonderful to get back into it.
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CharbonArdent Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
It's truly my pleasure :) By the way, for someone who hasn't touched watercolor in years, you're doing brilliantly!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
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mangasockattack Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the owl! This is really good~
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! I love drawing/painting owls. ^^
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Very good composition!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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Karontye Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really nice! And the salt effect on the background is a particular that catch always my attention, expecially because I can't do it ^_^
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ Got lucky this time - I was happy with the salt effect. I've had failed attempts on other projects where my timing was off and salt didn't do anything or made tiny dots instead of flowers. ^^;
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javagaba7 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
so gorgeous. love the owl!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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Dezi-Derezzed Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Like always Aru-san, this is lovely. Has a very elegant shade to it, and I love the owl <3
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, Vera-chan. ^^ I like working in sepia tones. And I can't seem to stop drawing/painting owls lately. XD
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Dezi-Derezzed Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well i love seeing owls in your work so keep it up :)
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Violette-Kollontai Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg...amazing *_* :heart:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. ^^
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Stunning :love:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Your very welcome :love:
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: Very regal indeed..
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :heart:
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Azalane Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very pretty! She has a particular look, an unfamiliar beauty, I love it! :love:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ :heart:
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RavenAngelov Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow! Stunning work!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :heart:
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Dreamer-T Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oooh! :o Very pretty! :aww: The theme made me think of the movie Labyrinth. :meow:
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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Megan-Alina Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Agreed!(:
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