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Tattoo - Owl and skull by Xenija88 Tattoo - Owl and skull by Xenija88
lineart - 7RL*T
Shade - 11 M1T
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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.
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jadedxink Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
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!!
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simmons-art Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best one yet, this is good
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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eminimal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
cool
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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boshkaz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
great
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:iconxenija88:
Xenija88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Nelson23163 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Artist
Love this tattoo!
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Hospi88 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very great idea with the skull, I really love it, I personally would prefer owl in darker colors and the skull white as snow, but this is about personal taste. Keep going on doing good tattoos :)
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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Mali666na Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your design looks fabulous on the skin, I love it !
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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adamwstjohn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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.
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
maybe :), thank you
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DavidLycan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's wicked! Love the colours and design :D
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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correcaminos74 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
great work
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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Angeliquesken Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
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!
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great thanks :)
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kaitlynnasslebell Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome tattoo :D <3
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great thanks :)
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kaitlynnasslebell Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem
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C0mBineD Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
SSIICCCKKKKKK FUCKIN ACE
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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theJiggly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Artist
Good piece but you should at least give credit to the original design, since [link] drew that owl
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Halo-Hocico Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was hoping someone pointed this out.
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
my design looks familar with she's, but if you see- in my design another concept, another lines. I don't use she's work, I'm serious. It's a pitty, that you think so bad
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Jon-Wyatt Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry but other than a few vague similarities, Xenija's owl is clearly not based around Tee's. Google 'owl' and you'll find many images of owls in that exact same pose.
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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Amaris123 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :D
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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heartworking Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Loooove it..... great work!
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
great thanks :)
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jlgraphic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Im a big fan of your work, congratulations!!
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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draze Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
this is a very cool design.
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so much :)
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O-Toprak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
Wow. I really love your tattoo designs and also the way you put them on bodies. The colors are so amazing.
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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demoniak-evil Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
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)

Lines are pretty good, clean work.

Thats a good piece ;)
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Xenija88 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
mauby you are right :), thanks a lot
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demoniak-evil Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Just my opinion ( and tastes )... the tat is very nice :)
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