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Lazy Afternoons by aboveClouds Lazy Afternoons by aboveClouds
Finally finished! This is my picture for the 2012 #Anthro-Fantasy-club winter art exchange. I got to paint =little-owlette's AWESOME barn owl character, River. Man, I love painting owls so, so very much. <3

Little-Owlette had a bunch of different ideas for the background. One of the things she suggested was a cozy room. I'm still trying to practice interior scenes, so I knew that was the best idea for this picture. It also gave me a chance to play around with warm afternoon colors - what's not to love?

Anyway, I'm sorry I went over time by a few days. I tried to get it in on time, I really did, but it simply wasn't finished a few days ago. Oh well. At least I got it done during the 7-day leniency period.

I hope you like it!



ART INFO
Art 2013 by :iconaboveclouds:
River belongs to :iconlittle-owlette:
I used various textures from CGtextures for the background.
Special thanks to *Shadow-Wolf, ~DimeSpin, *LhuneArt, and anyone else who helped me out and gave me feedback on this picture while I was working on it. You guys are the best! <3

Critiques are awesome.

Tools used: PSE and a pencil
Time Taken: No clue, really.

You are not allowed to use this artwork without my permission!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-02-12
There's nothing like enjoying Lazy Afternoons by ~aboveClouds! Such a beautiful palette used in this piece. You can feel the warmth radiating from this piece! ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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awareqwx Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014
Dis is awesome.

What's also awesome is the awesome painting of a cardinal inside of the awesome painting.
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! ^^
She's gotta have some art on her walls, right?
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:iconnondev:
nondev Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013   General Artist
This feels so warm and cozy :)
Amazing job! This is seriously inspiring me to practice on that nightmare called interiors. 

(I'm Totodiletears btw, trying to separate comments and favs for pieces that are not fanart into this account D: )
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
Interior scenes are really fun to paint! I find them easier than outdoor scenes 'cause they're not as random. I've never been a huge fan of leaves and the like. XD
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:iconbarn0wl:
Barn0wl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Not only did I get to see a great painting by you, but you linked to another great painter. I'm grateful!
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, thanks! Glad to hear that you like =little-owlette's work too. :D
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:iconbarn0wl:
Barn0wl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
I realized I should say more. The work deserves more comment.

First off, Little-Owlette's character, River, is very cool. I love the thought she's put into River to give her not only physical details (such as the two-layer tail), but some good personality traits as well.

I love the lighting effects in your painting. You've added those beautiful gold tones from the late afternoon sun and I love the way it affects everything in the room. The light and shadow effects work very well through this work to give it more dimension and texture. The room was kept elegant and simple, only adding visual highlights and keeping the focus on River herself.

Beautiful work.
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow, what a nice comment. I love getting detailed comments like this. Thank you very much! :D
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:iconbarn0wl:
Barn0wl Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
You're very welcome. You work is beautiful, so it is easy to say nice things. ;)
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:iconlil-puppy23:
lil-puppy23 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Is it just me, or is it kind of creepy that there are pictures of feral owls on the wall... 0_o

I am I reading too much into it? Irregardless, an excellent piece!
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:iconbarn0wl:
Barn0wl Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
Actually ... only one is an Owl (Great Horned Owl from the looks of it), the other is a Cardinal.
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Is it creepy that Goofy and Pluto live in the same universe? I've never found it creepy myself (I view them as different species) but everyone has their own tastes.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
This is awesome, the lighting is just right for the mood of the picture. Ahhh, makes me want to read on a comfy couch in warm sunlight too :heart:
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:iconcamerahugger:
camerahugger Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Owl! :iconawkwardowlplz:
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:iconkatiehofgard:
KatieHofgard Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hell yeah, congrats on the Daily Deviation! :heart:
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   Digital Artist
I was busy cleaning all day, so I was super surprised when I logged on and saw that I got another DD. You know what's the weirdest part about it, though? My last picture which got a DD was made for #Anthro-Fantasy-club's winter art exchange as well. What an odd coincidence. 0_o

But thanks for stopping by, Esk! I'm not sure if I've said this before, but I don't think I could have done it without your help and your chat. <3 It's super awesome to have a place where I can bother people with my dumb questions and talk shop with other artists. If I'm left alone to my own devices, I tend to waste time on video games or tv watching. Haha. With the chat, I feel like I have to keep up with what other people are doing. OTHER people are working on their artwork, so why am I not working too, you know? This is probably a weird place to say that, but there you go. P:
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD - love the details
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :dance:
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! I never could draw owls, and owl anthros confused me even more. This picture is absolutely stunning!
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! Owls can be a pain to draw sometimes, that's for sure. XP If you're having trouble with them, maybe you could check out *Ciameth's owl references? They helped me.
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! And thanks for the link, I'll check it out!
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:iconfoxgoddess44:
FoxGoddess44 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That. Is. Amazing.
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconfoxgoddess44:
FoxGoddess44 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure!!! :3
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dianuchatruchaDLA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want to cry, when I see this. It's so emotive, and beautiful!
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, thank you very much! :D
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:icondianuchatruchadla:
dianuchatruchaDLA Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome, good creativity.
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Scent-of-Shadows Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, i remember seeing the thumbnails for this xP

grats on the DD~ turned out pretty damn awesome
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:iconnicolasjolly:
nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:icondetectiveblue:
detectiveblue Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
I always like this type of artwork, nice! :D
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconbuff55:
Buff55 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Nice anthro
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow. This is the best anthro I've ever seen.
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, really? Thank you very much! :aww:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Student General Artist
You're very welcome! :huggle:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconkittythenekoalien:
KittyTheNekoAlien Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so adorable >w<
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconflamesthebad:
Flamesthebad Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the lighting and the colours~:heart:
a really nice and warm feeling picture^^
ps. congrates on the DD
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:iconstarryeyed-nz:
starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I love the lazy feeling of the picture and the warmth of the light. The juxtaposition of the normal, everyday scene with a not-quite-so-normal character is great too.
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:iconaurora8911:
Aurora8911 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
sucha great pic!
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:iconaboveclouds:
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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