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Old 05-22-2015, 07:32 AM
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Barn Owl Almost there

Finally finished the patina for my barn owl. Not sure about it myself, may redo it. What do you think?









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Old 05-22-2015, 07:04 PM
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Re: Barn Owl Almost there

I think you did a superb job on the owl. It seems a bit monochromatic in the photographs, but then, they are just photographs and can't recreate the experience of looking at the actual owl—and besides; I am drawn to colorful sculpture, even though that sort of thing is frowned upon by those who are really supposed to know. I wonder what color barn owls are in the wild. Are they brown? Or do they have any blues or greens or yellows?

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Old 07-29-2015, 06:49 PM
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Re: Barn Owl Almost there

In the juvenile bird the lightest colour n the sculpture would be white, the other colours are fairly accurate. Ive always struggled to create a white using my traditional techniques, unless I was to cold paint it. Which I dont like to do as it removes the metallic look, in which case it might as well be plastic.
The adult bird goes almost pure white whilst still retaining a hint of the dark markings on the wings

Ive since mounted it on a black marble base

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Old 07-30-2015, 12:01 AM
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Well done Mandrid
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Old 07-31-2015, 04:26 AM
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Re: Barn Owl Almost there

Looks good, unless you were striving for another look with the patina. It works.
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Old 07-31-2015, 09:04 AM
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Re: Barn Owl Almost there

Thank you both.
I was thinking of experimenting more with the patina but it has grown on me with time and I think I will stick with it
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Awesome job! Love the whole look of the owl!
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