Friday, November 7, 2008

Illustration Friday: "Wise"


Forgive me for resurrecting a picture posted a long while back, but I knew I wouldn't have time to explore something new this week. It's not the most original interpretation of the word - I'm guessing there will be a number of owls posted this week. But it is one of my favorite drawings and it's always fun to see how everyone can approach the same subject in different ways.

At one point, I xeroxed the drawing and colorized it with watercolors to see how that would look (yes - I'm that low-tech). The result is below.

14 comments:

Owl Eng said...

unique illustration.
the feathers are beautiful on this wise owl!!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Beautiful feathers! and great character! his pose makes him look very wise! Very appropriate for this week

Tessa said...

What a wonderful drawing. The expression, the detail, his stance - marvellous!

murphy girl said...

this is a very original approach to the popular owl entries this week, and i'm with you on the low-tech side of things!

Mike said...

excellent drawing, that is a unique owl, but my favorite one I have seen so far.

enigma said...

your works are amazing!

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful drawing and I love the muted colors and the design!

http://indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

Muualla said...

I really like the diamond-shape in the feathers.

Emily Diaczun said...

Absolutely perfect. It has so much attitude and personality. My favorite illo of the week!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

This is awesome, beautiful work!

Josh (musarter) said...

This turned out really nice. You have a great pencil style.

Raluca C said...

absolutely fabulos!!

Tom Barrett said...

Great owl, Diane!

I have tagged you on my blog.

Kate said...

Hi Diane! I got my computer to stop being all nasty, so now i can visit your site again! Yay!

I love this owl...especially the subtle colors.