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Whitefaced Owl by WillemSvdMerwe Whitefaced Owl by WillemSvdMerwe
This would be more accurately termed a Southern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis granti, since it has been recently split off from the Northern White-faced Owl, Ptilopsis leucotis. In turn they've also recently both been split off from the Scops and Screech owls, the genus Otus and Megascops. At any rate, this is a small, pretty owl living in Africa south of the Equator. Watercolour.
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student General Artist
I love the coloring on this one! The way there's a lot of subtle variations in the color, like the greens and purples in the branch, make this very interesting to look at. I'm impressed that you can get this much detail with watercolor too!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Glad that you appreciate it, thanks!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
They're such awesome owls :D You've made a great rendition of one :aww:
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you very much!
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Mouselemur Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure ;)
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PhilipHarvey Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! love the eyes
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Hello Harvsky, thanks a lot!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Lovely work! Great colours!
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thank you very much Sarah!
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ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Most welcome! Fabulous gallery you have! :-)
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