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Beside a Half Full Glass by Snow-Owl Beside a Half Full Glass by Snow-Owl
You sent me a postcard
From a town out of state
I wish it were warmer
And I hope you're the same

Gone is the pale hand of winter
Here is the first flush of May
And soon I will discover whether
Birds of the summer
Fly in circles or
Just fly away

A Fine Frenzy - 'Bird of the Summer'


I'm very grateful to a talented photographer Claude Tenot for his permission to use this photograph as a reference: [link]

It's always so interesting to see where you will finally get with the concept. At first it was intended to be a traditional still-life drawing, and step by step here comes this little birdie.. :meow: As always, the symbolism is all up to your endless imagination. And symbols aside, it was a nice time capturing that calm and peaceful atmosphere of the photograph.

Thank you for your support!! :blowkiss:

Tools:
*B and 2B lead mechanical pencils
*6B lead graphite pencil
*Red coloured pencil
*Slightly grainy watercolour paper, size 37 x 24,5 cm
*Kneadable and simple erasers
*Cotton wool for some blending
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:iconmintymocha:
MintyMocha Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Wonderful piece! She looks so wonderfully serene.
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ZokiArt555 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Splendid work! :rose: :)
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stebev Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
beautiful work
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad to hear! :)
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HerbalRx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic all around.
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!! :)
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Sabinzart Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful !
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :aww:
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:iconshelleymags:
Shelleymags Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Stunning!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:thanks:
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drawman61 Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful.
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great!!!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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Suanin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty! :aww:
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thankies!! :)
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well done :clap:
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad that you like it! ;)
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:iconchrissmas:
chrissmas Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
great work. atmospheric abd spiritual.
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, means a lot!
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This work (and possibly some others) has been featured in Traditional Art Favorites of 2011 [link] , a big art feature. Hope you have time to check it out.

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:iconichigonekogirl:
ichigonekogirl Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
This is gorgeous work!! I really love it!
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:iconwhaziz:
whaziz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I want to purchase this and maybe one other as a compliment ... is it for sale?
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whaziz Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
I want to purchase this ... I don't see how. Is it for sale?
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind interest in my work, I appreciate it very much!
Are you interested in purchasing the original drawing or a print (copy)? Either way, you can contact me for further details by Deviantart note or an email (snow7owl@yahoo.com)
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You are a very talented artist, this is so beautiful
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for your kind support! :thanks:
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MonikaKohler Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love it. It's so nice to discover all the littl details in your drawings!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And it's always very pleasing to have such lovely viewers like you to discover these little details! :) As always, thanks very much!
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N0rks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! I love how smooth the whole drawing looks, it gives it a bit of a dreamy feeling. The bird is great as well, especially because you added a bit of red there. :)
Awesome drawing, I love it! :heart:
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always, thanks so much :glomp: As for that red 'hairdo' of the bird - I was more hesitant about adding the colour than ever! So nice to hear you like the result.

On a side note, I really like your cute explanatory signature! :aww:
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N0rks Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :hug: (And sorry for the late reply :blush:)

Thanks! A lot of people like my bouncy elephant, so I figured why not make a fan page for it? :lol:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This beautiful deviation has been featured! :heart: [link]
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Haritina Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
:iconohohohoplz::iconheartfaveplz:
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconbigheartplz: !!!
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Haritina Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
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rydendaniela Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!! :thanks:
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Mis-misunderstood Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!
wonderful!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank so much! :butterfly:
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unyieldingvern Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just awesome!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Happy to hear. :)
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MohaniRose Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful! I love everything about it :heart:
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:iconsnow-owl:
Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sweet of you, thanks a lot! :hug:
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tajus Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent job! I like this execution and each detail of this picture:clap:
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! I appreciate your kind words so much! :aww:
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Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner May 21, 2011
Magnificient!!!!
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Snow-Owl Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Jim! :aww:
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Jim-From-Hell Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
Welcome.
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MintyMocha Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Beautiful as ever!
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