Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Barn Owl Complete

Finally got this one finished. Full size approx 15"x10.5".
The blurred background didn't take too long today, but drawing the owl first, meant a lot of work was needed to 'freshen' up the owl once the background was in.

I haven't had time to tweak the scan as yet. I usually produce a couple of prints to ensure that the scan is as close to the original drawing as possible. It should be about right, but may need a little darkening.

10 comments:

Grahame Butler said...

Beautiful Nolon, great depth to the background, and the feathers are spot on..

Gayle said...

Stunning Nolon, the background really adds a lot of depth.

Bev said...

Great finish Nolon, the background is perfect, sets the bird off to perfection.

sue said...

It looks set to fly off the page - beautiful drawing

Dors said...

Superb finish to this Nolon. Great job. Love it.

Nolon Stacey said...

Many thanks all for the feedback. I'm pleased that the background has gone down well with you all - I spent about an hour staring at the owl trying to decide what to do with it. In the end, I pretty much began shading and let it go its own way.

Clive Meredith said...

nice image nolon,apparently the barny is the most popular bird in the uk!

Nolon Stacey said...

Is it really? I didn't know that. Does that mean it will sell well??

Clive Meredith said...

i dont think you'll have a problem there mate!

Lene said...

Hi Nolon
Absolutely fantastic!