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Mother Owl by JoJoesArt Mother Owl by JoJoesArt
"Why you always so serious, mom?"

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I heard you like dem owls? xD

This is an attempt on a more illustrative style.. :D (rather speedpaint-ish ^^) As I want to work in film industry some day (as an illustrator/concept artist or even director :D) I decided to concentrate more on the individual characters and tried to tell a little story with the picture.. I hope I succeeded! ^^ Free to interprete! :D

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Important!!:


I will be on a two years hiatus as of 18th April! If you want to know more about it, read that journal: [link] That doesnt mean that I am leaving dA! (And it also doesnt mean that I will deactivate my account, so you will have access to all my pictures in my gallery ;)) Deviantart is a part of my life and I love every single watcher of mine! Once I return I will be super active, so keep watching me (or add me to your watch list if you havent already xD) :la: I promise, once I return I will rock dA and the world!! :la: :la: :la:

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:iconzaihxcreator:
Critique by ZaihxCreator Apr 12, 2013, 10:37:06 AM
I love this piece of art work! I can look into the mother owl's eyes and see the protectiveness. I feel fearful myself! Though I think since the mother owl was created so wonderfully that the baby owl should have been given a little more detail. You can obviously tell that the young owl is scared but I think it could hav been projected better. I think that the winter night and the wisps off of the mother's eyes and brows make this piece intense and helps tie it all together. Over all it's great!! I would love to see more from you!
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Okay. For starters, wow. This is an AMAZING piece. I don't know how long this took you... probably a while. So, lets get down to the real image.

The mother Owl. Her over all picture is beautiful. You can feel the deep emotion and protective instinct that she has for her baby when you look at her face. The way the wings arch for her, it looks like she's almost daring you to hurt her baby. I love that. Her colors and shading is amazing. I can't even imagine something that could compare to the sheer emotion that is in this painting.

The baby owl is definitely a lesser yet bigger part of the picture. Though it's small and almost not noticeable, it's also very there. The colors on this baby makes it seem innocent and fragile. The expression seems to be a mix of "Don't hurt me!" and "Mom, I can take care of myself!" Overall, I found the baby just plain adorable.

Now the scenery is something that really awes me. I personally stink at backgrounds so seeing something this fantastic and amazing just makes my jaw drop. The icicles are very real. I can almost imagine the freezing winds and air that are whipping around the pair of owls. The trees are sturdy looking, yet graceful and elegant. The shading you did on these trees and everywhere is breathtaking.

Over all, I feel this painting is a triple thumbs up. I love it and hope to see more of you!
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SardoniCat Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Mother Owl : "Come and get me, you b... !"
Little Owl : "Oh boy, this is not gonna end well."
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:iconrandomwolfdragon:
randomwolfdragon Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist
glorious
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
Oh wow XD
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:icontheblue-light:
TheBlue-Light Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The color palette is well used for this painting: using the blue.
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:iconnatacharoycaron:
NatachaRoyCaron Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing ~ <3
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:iconcoolgeeks:
coolgeeks Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
That's amazing!!!Wow! Wow! 
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:iconramageart:
RamageArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
I absolutely love Birds of Prey, especially owls...and I love the detail in your art.  Checked out the rest of your gallery...love it.
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:iconmoonflower1214:
Moonflower1214 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
dude that is so awesome
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:iconpress-paws:
press-paws Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that tiny owl
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:iconmainspring:
Mainspring Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Really sweet picture! This would make a great trading card game illustration.
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:iconjyrisse:
Jyrisse Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2014
The little one looks scared :D So cute :3
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:iconrinbot:
rinbot Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I love this. This is so cool. You're a amazing artist!
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:iconfabrykaimaginacji:
FabrykaImaginacji Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Majestic!
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:iconpasangrock:
Pasangrock Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice work :D
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:iconnoideaifor:
noideaifor Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Very nice.
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:iconladeadellaluna:
laDeaDellaLuna Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Lovely!
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:iconbohemianjoe88:
BohemianJoe88 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student General Artist

I LOOOOOOVE this art!!!

You are a Genius.

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:icontheorange32:
TheOrange32 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Goodness. This is my favorite piece of your galery. It's just awesome all the details you made. Continue your great work :)
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:iconalmazoff196:
almazoff196 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014   Interface Designer
amazing!
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:iconnoctisumbra:
NoctisUmbra Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured your amazing work here: noctisumbra.deviantart.com/jou…
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:iconizzy00707:
Izzy00707 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why so serious??Joker Clap :D (Big Grin) :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconbari1:
Bari1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconcorerawrasaur:
Corerawrasaur Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student General Artist
This is really awesome!!! i feel scared looking at her!
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:iconarzimril:
Arzimril Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it`s so cool) omg
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:iconunicornsdragonchild1:
wow...glad that's not my mom!
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:iconlucidkitsune:
LucidKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, my favorite part are the owl's expressions. Very well done scene, the snow and atmosphere just adds to it all! Wonderful piece. :3
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:iconadolphina:
Adolphina Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist
I think you did great at telling a story here. And I think your little quote says exactly what I thought the little guy was thinking.
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:iconshyraia:
Shyraia Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love this picture ^_^ 
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:iconmortadha89:
Mortadha89 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
beautufil owl 
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:iconspartanuruk:
SpartanUruk Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
I fucking love this ^^
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:iconlutenant-cheeta-fang:
WOW!!
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:iconbakanin-nin:
BakaNin-Nin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, my, god.
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:iconjusta-watcher49:
Justa-Watcher49 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Well protected! 
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:iconmarcosinking94:
Marcosinking94 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE OWLS THEY ARE THE COOLEST MOUST EPIC AND CLASSY BIRDSLa la la la+favLa la la la!!  + YOU ROCK THE CANVAS!! :happybounce:  :groove: revamp 
KEEP UP THE AWESOME WORKI am a dummy! 
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:iconssj-videl:
SSJ-Videl Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist
Nicee :)
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:iconaninur:
aninur Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconcstrikeink:
Cstrikeink Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
well done dude :)
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:iconriverotter7:
riverotter7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks exactly how I'd expect any Mother to look like when something is approaching her Child.
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:iconpaw07:
Paw07 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Owls! I love owls ... especially the scary ones. XD
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:iconfatalinnocence1:
Fatalinnocence1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh.. your art is so breathtaking with every piece you produce, I swear! It's absolutely gorgeous :)
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:iconabigailmunoz:
AbigailMunoz Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Extraordinary! I love the ice hanging from the branch, and her glowing eyes, and...and...everything!!
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:icondsajk:
dsajk Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It looks great, nice work!
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:iconwolfofdesire:
wolfofdesire Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist
WOW
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:iconcurlylover28:
Curlylover28 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Baby: Um..mom its scary here
Mom: They touch you, they die}
I love it! <3
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:iconteamrealtreeac:
TeamRealtreeAC Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is REDICULOUSLY AMAZING.
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:icon2neien3:
2neien3 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i almost thought it's Shadow Fiend... great work :)
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:iconaibo2:
Aibo2 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I never met an owl like that - and hope I never will either. :iconskinscaredplz:
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:iconinugou:
inugou Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am very surprised that this is not a DD
the anatomy and the colours that you used were amazing.
hope you get one soon c:
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:iconmizzykit:
MizzyKit Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student
Absolutely stunning!
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:iconyoungdmon:
YoungDMon Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist
You could put more detail into the front ground trees. Other than that this is one of the best pieces I have seen, in a long time.
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