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Owl Half-sleeve Design by Heavy-metal-ink Owl Half-sleeve Design by Heavy-metal-ink
An Owl-orientated Half-sleeve design for :iconalixlloydee:

The basic idea was an Owl, Pocket-watch, and some roses, tied together with a banner.

Really happy with this overall, Never had the opportunity to draw an owl (despite them being one of my favourite animals) So some of the shading is maybe a little dark.

I added the watermark myself (the regular DA one seems too feint to me :shrug: - though i think i went a little overboard), sorry if it takes away from the design at all.

Anyways, Enjoy!! :)
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VannoxD Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Can I use this as one of my tattoos?
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This piece is really old now, but feel free to use it as reference for your tattoo. 
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VannoxD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
Thanks!
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LittleRebelOne Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
can you help me with my next tattoo? i just cant draw at all!
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LittleRebelOne Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wowww, can u draw my next tattoooo?
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Just send me a note and we'll try sort something out for you!
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LittleRebelOne Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
well thnx! Ive got al lot of ideas maby when I have your mail adres I could send you my thoughts bout it.
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khaytlin Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing :)
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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iNeuron Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
I think roses should be worked on, if youre looking for CC that is : P
But it looks real nice
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I've had a lot of practice on roses since this piece, so hopefully my current ones are better :P
and Thanks :aww:
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batteredbrick Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Lovely work.
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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VioletSirblu Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
This is beautiful! I mean it really is I love it. I have been wanting an owl tattoo for a long time now, but I just can't find the right design. I would love to use this one, but my cousin has one very similar to it. So I was wondering if maybe you could design one for me? I know that's probably a lot to ask but I really like your work a lot.

Vi
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'd love to draw you another owl up, I have a ton of free time on my hands at the moment so just message me with specifics etc. sometime :)
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pastispractice Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
wow, i love this one so much. it's soooo good! i'd love to have something like this. it's really stupid to ask haha but ehm.. could you design something for me? that would be so amazing.
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
Depending on what you'd like, I could definitely design something for you. What did you have in mind?
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Jap-Gmr Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
very well done i like this piece alot
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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tinathetalkingtummy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
This is an amazing tattoo.
im starting my half sleeve in may which will be my first tattoo. I would like to get this but its someone elses :(
so if you dont mind would you design one for me? :)
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
ID be glad to draw you something up, though my college schedule is insane right now so it might take a week or so.
btw, thanks alot for asking, I've had a ton of people just sending me links after getting things I've designed tattooed, nice to be forewarned :P
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tinathetalkingtummy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
no problem! (:
its fine dont rush i understand if your busy no big deal (:
well i would deffinately send you a link after it was done haha
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hey, sorry about the late reply, been away for a while.

I have a ton of free time between college classes at the moment, if you're still up for it I'll draw something up for you :)
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tinathetalkingtummy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
its alright :)
and yea! please do that would be wonderful,I would like something on my arm maybe a half sleeve.....heres some ideas

well im really into to music its pretty much my passion i play guitar and sing. I live barefoot musically and peacefully. :)
OR
for some reason ive always wanted a zombie tattoo so maybe zombie or themed something is an idea?

Anyways those are just some ideas maybe you can think of something? regardless of what you draw I know i will like,but thankyou so much for taking your time to do this.
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, they're pretty different ideas, and tying them together might take away from the original concepts.
If you have a really solid idea in your head i can definitely come up with something for you though :)

ps: sorry for the late reply, college is hectic right now :x
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tinathetalkingtummy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
lol okay but im pretty sure music is my solid idea
its alright i understand lol
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, well maybe some sort of guitar focused design then ? :)
Get back to me when you have something definite and ill happily draw something up for you :thumbsup:;)
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KellyGirl1 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the detail
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :D
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tuilpsarebetter Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Lovely! Really smooth! Gosh, you have improved so m,uch while I've been away. :love:
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks alot! :)
I feel like im slowly getting there... still a LONG way to go though :P
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tuilpsarebetter Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
You're welcome
I feel the same though, but it is so worth it :D
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
this is amazing. . . the pocket watch is beautifully rendered and your script is so clean!
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks alot!
First time ever drawing a pocketwatch :o i had to resort to drawing around various size cans to get the circles nice and round :XD:
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
you need to get a circle stencil sheet, w/the different sized circles so you can trace one, slide it down, trace the next size down, so on and so forth lol
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
a set of circle stencils is on my long list of supplies and equipment that i need to buy ;)
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
you should look online, I finally got my self-healing cutting mat I've been lusting after lol
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Self healing cutting mat :o we could do with a few of them for college, most of ours are completely shredded.
Ill look into it when i buy some new colorsoft's :thumbsup::) thanks
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
yeah, I've been wanting one for a long time and now that I got a new desk in my studio, I got a cutting mat too. . . previously I'd been doing my cutting on the kitchen floor ^^;
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, i cant say i do much cutting/3D work, so i just use a guillotine to trim paper into shape every now and then :XD:
Though im sure using a proper cutting board is much easier then using a kitchen floor :thumbsup::P
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Deliquesce-Flux Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Photographer
That's a really, really nice design, I love it :) Especially lie the shading, I personally don't think it is too dark ;)
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
I guess i just worry about my shading alot, its not exactly my strongest point :P
Glad it came out nice though :thumbsup::aww:
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Deliquesce-Flux Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional Photographer
No problem :P
Haha, I'm the opposite, stronger in my shading than I am in my sketching/anatomy/etc :XD: But I think you're doing very good right now, your shading is perfect for a tattoo :) There are too many methods to count when it concerns shading, just find one that you really feel comfy with, and the rest should fall into place :)
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I tend to use a circular motion when im shading, and im comfortable with that, which is why the shading on the Owl ended up weird (i had to use longer strokes to give the illusion of feathers :dead: )
Im slowly getting there though... at least i hope i am :P
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Deliquesce-Flux Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Photographer
It doesn't look wierd though :P

You are, you are ;)
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WhimsySmile Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Writer
beautiful detail. I'll want to see pics when you finally get it done.
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :aww:
It's for someone over DA, so if she posts it up when its done ill definitely mention it in my journal! ;)
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WhimsySmile Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional Writer
:XD: That's so totally cool!
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alixlloydee Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
ahhh it looks amazing ^^
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Heavy-metal-ink Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Really glad you like it! :P
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