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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 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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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 )
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.
aboveClouds Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! ^^
She's gotta have some art on her walls, right?
nondev Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student 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: )
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
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!
aboveClouds Featured By Owner May 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Aww, thanks! Glad to hear that you like =little-owlette's work too. :D
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.
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
Barn0wl Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
You're very welcome. You work is beautiful, so it is easy to say nice things. ;)
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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