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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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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! 
yoco-chan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing, I love this! <3
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.
Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
hidden-by-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a magical piece of work you have here.
BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
wow, this is beautiful!
Erwanna-Dragony Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful ! I love how the branches and the owl "merge" !
DeadlyBlackAlien Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Absolutely beautiful!!! This is well done, how do you do this?
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
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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