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The Sentinel: Pyrography by pallanoph The Sentinel: Pyrography by pallanoph
More pyrography! Again to sell at my last year participating at the MCAD art sale. A final hurrah, if you will. :lol:

I didn't go the "under-appreciated animal" route with this, as we all know people quite like owls, and they've seen their share of trends. Regardless, I myself like owls and rarely draw them, so I seized the opportunity. (This makes two owls in my gallery. There will be more. ;) )

The branches are meant to be a part of the owl... or is the owl a part of the tree? Either way, doesn't matter... though I could have made the connection between the two a bit stronger.

Hooray for woodburning! :dummy:

(Lots of little errors in this one. My woodburning tool and hands were less than willing to cooperate once some shading was underway.)

Art April Schumacher. Please do not utilize in any way, shape, or form that could be construed as plagiarism. Thank you.

:iconwhyyounoplz: MCAD hipsters, I drew your favorite animal! Why u no love me? OH WAIT. :iconheplz:
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
He looks so handsome and majestic. Great work!
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   Artist
I had never even heard of pyrography until I saw this... Looks absolutely fabulous :omfg:!
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WildWithin Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
I haven`t words *.*
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Vikrapuff Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is very great looking work! I know how hard to handle this little details when you do wood burning! 
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yoco-chan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love this! <3
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PrinceRyan1998 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That looks awesome~! Woodburning looks great as well as difficult, i know I would never be able to make anything close to that awesome if I tried my hand at woodburning.
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Gorgeous!
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hidden-by-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a magical piece of work you have here.
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, this is beautiful!
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Erwanna-Dragony Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ! I love how the branches and the owl "merge" !
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DeadlyBlackAlien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Absolutely beautiful!!! This is well done, how do you do this?
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Altarior Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Digital Artist
I was wondering if this was a wood burning, but I thought "Nah, wood burning is freaking difficult, and who can draw like this freehand without a sketch? ..........I stand corrected XD
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, there was a sketch underneath this. I'm not nearly so familiar with owls that I'd risk going straight into the woodburning. That aside, this was far from easy. That shading did NOT want to happen, and the woodburning tool put up a mighty fight! Though it only burned me once. :XD:
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Horsehuggingdragon Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
So beautiful! This one is really eye-catching (: I especially love the detailed feathering and his fuzziness :love:
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A-Matryoshka Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This looks awesome :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, dear! And oh crap, I forgot to wish you and your sister a happy birthday... :noes: So, happy super belated birthday! :hug: I really want to get both of you extra art when things return to normal for me. :lol:
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A-Matryoshka Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Haha, no worries. Thanks heaps for the birthday wishes! :hug:
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!! :D :faint:
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love that owl!!! I love freaking love OWLS!!!!! :D wow
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Why thank you! I too love owls, but the complex feather barring deters me from doing much finished work of them. :XD:
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Lovely owl, I love their ear tufts (so fluffy!)
I may have to brave a trip into the city to check out the art sale :)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You should! Saturday (the 17th of November) is open to the public. Funny, since it's the only day that I can go due to my work schedule, but being in the crowd on Friday night is downright claustrophobic. :XD:
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aetherfang Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Writer
I'll bet! We may be having our housewarming that weekend, but I'll have to see if I can twist my bf's arm to get up there...
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Kynamh Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful! I really love your detail here <3
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ezxekiel Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wow, this is awesome!
The part where the owl and the tree are one is pretty cool conceptually. Looks great too!
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sukibelle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
oh, this is lovely! i think the connection is wonderful, like it makes a circle xD given that owls live in trees ^^
we have one that lives in one of our trees but its a lonely mr or mrs seeing as he/she hoots for a few hours every night looking for a girlfriend/boyfriend lol! xD
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pauladaruk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This is really beautiful! Very unusual technique, and great idea of the owl-tree creature :)
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wyrd66 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wow this is beautiful.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful.

I want you to teach me pyrography! :eager:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
If I could travel, I'd be more than glad to! :D Perhaps they have more sophisticated woodburning tools in London? I suppose I haven't looked that hard here. (So perhaps I should! :XD:)
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wheresmytea Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Owls always look so judgmental! The only owl I've known was best defined by the word 'derp' though, so appearances can be deceiving :D

Really love the shading and the composition. Are you scanning these or photographing them? The details are nice and clear.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They really do... even when derping they look mighty suspicious. :giggle: I also find they are like cats, if cats had wings and beaks. :lol:

The shading was almost too tricky to be worth it, so I fudged some areas. I'm scanning these, since my only camera is the one on my phone, and that would be just scary. :D
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