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Black Barn Owl by KristynJanelle Black Barn Owl by KristynJanelle
Colored pencil on A4 recycled paper, around 5 hours.

"I LOVE ____!"
When talking to people who love birds, the most frequent thing I hear the blank filled in with is "owls" x] So I figured some more practice with owls might be a good idea!

This is a melanistic barn owl, which is essentially the opposite of an albino. It is the same condition that results in panthers, as well as a few other animals, and it can result in a very unique look. You can read more about melanism here : [link]

Sold! See my journal for other pieces : [link]
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:iconkuznyadragonofbaa:
KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder what is the feeling if that kind of bird watches you with its huge eyes ...
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know the feeling!
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KuznyaDragonOfBaa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could be spooky as heck O_o
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Fjalldis Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely adorable... :)
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icontheelvishdevil:
TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I LOVE THIS, they are my favorite type of bird, so beautiful and you have captured it perfectly.
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Space0ctopus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
incredible!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpahri:
Pahri Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorites:love:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Though I love each and every piece of your work, this is one of my absolute favs!!!!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank youu :heart: :la:
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcomeeee :heart: :iconla-plz:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Giant La! :D
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:iconquirkybrainiac:
QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, love these melanistic Barn Owls.
I have seen a few in real life (falconer's birds) and they're gorgeous!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How lucky you are!
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:iconaconite-pawlove:
aconite-pawlove Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool! I've never heard melanistic barn owls, guess I'll look it up
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
They're very neat!
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:iconaconite-pawlove:
aconite-pawlove Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah :nod: So cool!
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LadyWithStapler Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I've heard of melanism but a melanistic owl is something new for me. Now I'm reading about them and these are really rare, like one in a million; it's fascinating :nod:
Beautiful work, btw. The way you do their wings is awesomeness :love:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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koshplappit Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW- awesome and unique work, I've never heard of melanism but it's an interesting topic for learning :) Thank you for sharing ^-^
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconshi86:
Shi86 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never hear from a black barn owl before. But it looks really amazing! *_*
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!!!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ScarabsCorner Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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Nyght11 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE OWLS!! lol, black barn owls are my favorite of all the owls, which are my favs of all the birds, which are my favs of all the animals, which are... well you get the idea. LOVE THIS they look like they got dropped down a chimney...
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha they are such unique birds, just beautiful! You have good taste in animals ;P Lmao
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Nyght11 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha thanks
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Luffy-x-Ryusaki Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its amazing, i love the eyes<3
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SandraWhite Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist
amazing!
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Nice
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Your Welcome
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selector67 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Beautiful work my dear, nice detail in the feathers :)
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjarredsart:
Jarredsart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love seeing these owls great just great awesome job xD
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjarredsart:
Jarredsart Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome ^_^
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Vampyric-Saiyaness Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's gorgeous!!! You can't go wrong with owls. They just scream awesome. I like that you went for something a little different. Nice job! Its eyes are beautiful too.
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KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Epsilow Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :iconitsbeautifulplz:
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:iconkristynjanelle:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you!
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Smauch Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Good work! There is however something bothering me with the feathers below the beak. I have the feeling are stopping on his cheeks but should be all the way to his chin. Hope I make any sense al all, I have a melanistic owl in my galarie by the way ;). Not saying it to be annoying but I hope to make you even better. Keep up the good work!
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