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The Ugly Owling by ErikShoemaker The Ugly Owling by ErikShoemaker
The very first wip of this image existed already in 2008, now finally finished with a proper concept in 2014 for the Slashthree exhibition "Monster": www.slashthree.com/exhibitions…

As the title suggests it is a play on H.C. Anderson's fairytale "The ugly duckling". Her fellow owls are very considerate teaching her how to fly. :-)


Stock credits:
mjranum-stock | Magweno | EdgedFeather | karebear-stock | Tasastock | Momotte2stocks | Moon-WillowStock | MogieG123 


Erik Schumacher
This is no stock image, so don't use, copy or manipulate the original artwork without my written permission. 
Visit my website: www.xkire.de

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MANDEEx88 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I am working on a piece similar to this right now. It is a scene in the clouds with owls flying towards the screen. Of course mine wont look near as good as yours. I am still a beginner. Sweating a little... 
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool, you can try to play around with depth and perspective by adding smaller and bigger owls. :nod:
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MANDEEx88 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Exactly! I am hoping it will help me make my images look a little more realistic perspective wise.
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Wonderful :clap:!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :)
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karebear-stock Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I think this is the best use I've seen of my stock. Absolutely stunning. :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you so much, I'm really glad you like it!
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Manink Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Outstanding job!!!Clap That's a shame you don't provide a direct link to the resources.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Some of these stocks I downloaded 6 years ago, I'm not even sure they still have them in their galleries. But what do you want to know? I can look for it.
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neverdying Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is very different and very cool!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you mate! I appreciate it!
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mks-7zdesigns Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Very cool & imaginative.
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot!
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Manink Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Really greatly done! :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the comment & I'm sorry for the late reply! :XD:
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adieyjunaidi Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really great
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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adieyjunaidi Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no worries
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eerilyfair Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's great! I love the concept and mostly the hectic there. It's like you could hear all the wings. :love:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you, glad you like it!
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ValentiniaK Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
nice, cool idea and render:)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks dude :)
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lpilley Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
unbelievably good... i love it!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot, I'm glad!
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome work! love it
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :bow:
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MarcelaBolivar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Soooo beautiful :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much Marcela!
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Awesome work !! :clap:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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MissGrib Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014   Digital Artist
You're very welcome Erik :aww:
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israelcs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Incrible!!!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014   Digital Artist
Stunning!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014   Digital Artist
My pleasure :)
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maurodleon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
REALLY AMAZING :)
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much! :)
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BramLeegwater Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you!
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Dwood15 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Took me a second to understand what was going on, but I got it.
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Dani-Owergoor Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent scene!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks Dani!
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wane1 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Fantastic!!!! Great work!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you very much!
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Shue13 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice one Erik!!
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot Seb!
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MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great concept!! :aww:
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ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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EdgedFeather Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is really cool!! :D
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