Most of my tattoos are black and gray, yet I love to do color work. When I do color work I try to do a mixture of warm and cool colors because of the way they give nice contrast. This tattoo has those elements and seems balanced. I like the mixtures of browns and yellows in the owl. I think you could have added highlights to the owls eyes just to make them "pop" a little more. If I had done this tattoo, I may have shaded the the teeth with a darker blue and not with black. My eyes are drawn to the teeth for that reason... This is a solid tattoo! I know that I haven't posted on DA in a while (lazy I guess), but if you would like to check out some of my more recent work, you can check out my facebook page Nelson Pratt in Nevada.
i love the way you used the skull as part of the body of the owl. Innovative. The colors chosen are a great combination and clearly you have an understanding of complementary colors. Such expression in the eyes. Your work is such eye candy!!
Hey X, more sensational work by you! Great concept, colour and detail. The owls claws bug me a little bit tho.. think maybe they needed to appear from the black area of the eye socket rather than be surrounded by red.
I loooove this tattoo!! I just adore the way the owl perfectly melts into the skull. Mostly I'm not a skull-type of person, and I would never have one like that myself but this is really really well done!
Colours and light are good, but with strong lines like these, I would have used more black (extended shadow on the inside) or at least I would have done this with the darkest tone of the same colour (for exemple dark brown for the wings...etc)