Monday, March 26, 2012

Pygmy Owl

Neversink is coming out this week and I just got a bunch of copies from the publisher.  It turned out really nice!
This is one of the interior spot illustrations; it turned out pretty small in the book so here's a larger look.
I'll post some more of the interior art here over the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned!

16 comments:

  1. cute!
    but he must really have strong toe muscles to hold on to the branch like that

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  2. Nice! Is this natural media or some kind of Painter magic?

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  3. Zeitwolf: You're absolutely right, I was imagining him leaning toward us so his weight was more over his right foot when I drew it, but I didn't justify that shift when I added shading. Good thing it's tiny in the book. :)

    Pibby: I did a black and white sketch digitally then printed it out light and did pencil over that.

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  4. Muito bom, parabéns! Ficou incrível, cara!

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  5. Nice work Sam!

    Hopefully you used this nice tutorial! Was this tutorial your inspiration?

    http://cdn-www.i-am-bored.com/media/howtodrawowl.jpg

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  6. This fantastic I love your work.

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  7. I used to know a Mark Montague. He made pots.

    Love the owl. Writing to Mar about you.

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  8. JeffKunze: Haha! Just like Lee J. Ames.

    Thanks everyone for the niceness!

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  9. That's terrific, Sam. That owl is a great little character.

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  10. Same stupid comment as the other two on the newer blogs, except one was also a ditto, too.

    I'm going to go sit in a corner and brood. Wait - that's kind of a birdy thing to do, huh? Birds without menopause.

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  11. I have to leave this comment. It would be wrong if I didn't..

    I found this owl on google search and I loved it so much...

    that I got a tattoo of it on my shoulder! Let me know if you ever want to see a picture of it. I'd be glad to share! :)

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  12. S. Deloria: Yes, for sure! My e-mail is on my profile page: http://www.blogger.com/profile/14202942576576063110

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  13. Haha, cool draw, he looks like Archimède in "Merlin l'enchanteur".

    I always found this character so funny. ^^

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  14. After finally deciding to get an owl as my first tattoo, I found this little guy in an image search and fell in love. Seems S. Deloria and I have the same idea, but my tattoo will be going on my wrist. I'll be sure to email you a picture when I get it done!

    By the way, finding your blog inspired me to buy Neversink. I can't wait to read it and see more of your amazing work.

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