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    Owl

    From a reference - I used the grid for the first time - as I can't draw, it really helps when sketching the outline - didn't trace!

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    I can't keep a straight face on this one. Those eyes are hilarious. The expression. . .wonderfully charming and certainly 'in your face' or somebody's face.

    I like that you've been expanding on some of the tricks you used in your poppies picture. I like how you're playing around with the wet into wet kind of diffuseness. And then the sharp focus.

    In the owl painting, what I might recommend is that when you combine the sharp and diffuse bits that you make a few more interim steps between the extremes. You don't have to make them proportionately equal. In fact having the steps progression staggered a little could make for an interesting visual. You got it happening in the poppies to some degree and I think it worked there. Otherwise the jump is rather abrupt as if cut out and pasted on. But the essence of what you're doing is great! And I'm just suggesting a way to be consistent with that tack and expand on it.

    Anyway, I think you're on to something very cool. You have the elements happening. Just a matter of integrating them a little more.

    Good fun, June!
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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    wow
    i am interested
    i love it it is so quirky and you did this without tracing i am tottally up for some of that
    i must read up about grid work ..you have inspired me enug... your eyes of this little one are mesmerizing

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    The opposite diagonal highlights the owl's eyes. I really liked!

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    Just amazing. Well done!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Nice work using the grid .

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    Thanks all - very encouraging comments.

    Mr.Akey- I see what you mean - maybe if I had blurred the beak a little it might have helped bring it together.

    Trish - quirky, you are the queen of quirk! I think you would enjoy working with the grid.

    banctor - yes, those highlights were important to put life into the eyes.

    Caeser - That feels like a big pat on the back.

    SCP - Grids certainly are a great addition to AR.

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    "Can't keep my eyes off of you".....Or, How about?.... "First one to blink loses"...
    Very nice, very unique and quite wonderful! Really got a kick out of it...Thanks!
    Take care,
    Steve

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    Or Hoo me? Thanks Steve - I'm glad it amused you.

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    Lovely owl. The expression is so amusing (and adorable).

    It made me smile anyway.

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