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The Old Owl Woman by hibbary The Old Owl Woman by hibbary
What what!? I made some art for myself! (or more expressly, for the MFF art show)

There are some light washes of pearlescent ink in here (which you can't see in the scan, but if you come to MFF it'll be up in the show!) as well as text which, depending on which way you turn it, is either absolutely hidden, or somewhat legible. It's broken by the background, but in full reads:

Didn't I tell you it would one day come to this? That the earth would crack. That the sky would fall. The old owl woman read it in her pattern. And I, for one, did not disbelieve her.

The text is absolutely unobtrusive, which was what I was going for. It just adds that extra bit of something for those willing to look close enough.

P.S. Thank you for the DD! :) This is definitely my favorite out of my most recent work, and I'm really glad to see people responding to it so well.
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Given 2008-09-26
The second I saw 'The Old Owl Woman', I thought 'This is DD material. I wish there was a more prestigious award, cause this is one piece that should get it.' When you see it full view, you will know why, even if *hibbary has already received so many features. This time, it's like the art world's equivalent of an Oscar winner. ( Suggested by Avalik and Featured by skifi )
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youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Amazing so realistic beautiful:love:
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:icondumspiro:
Dumspiro Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
wow... So cool..... Incredible!!
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:iconkrupptnoir:
Krupptnoir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Sinister and beautiful! Maybe she's one of the Fates?
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:iconmaddanutza:
Maddanutza Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
just love it :)
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Saphira01 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
wow, this is really beautiful!
It's creepy and dark and that's what I love :clap:
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:iconlupsiberg:
Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012   General Artist
Amazing work :worship:
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:icontheeggo:
theeggo Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
HOLY COW! this made my day. :) I LOVE IT SO MUCH :)
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klingschohr Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
kind of creepy.. I hope this wont appear in my dreams tonight O.o anyway, wonderful, scary concept and text ^^
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winkofthebutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Student Photographer
beauitful o:
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:iconlwolfe24601:
LWolfe24601 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. It seems very deep, especially with the text.
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:iconaeternum-art:
Aeternum-Art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:wow:excelent art!!!!:clap:
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:iconciameth:
Ciameth Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured this here: [link] I love the concept & execution. This is one of the best anthropomorphic birds I've ever seen.
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:iconisisscat:
Isisscat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
A spinner of the moon...
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:iconisogloss:
Isogloss Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This looks really cool! like right out of a child's picture book. But of course this looks so more amazing than most illustrater's work :)
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Platypoid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Digital Artist
really cool picture!
Faved!
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ninjakitten37 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Oh, once you find the text, it makes it so much cooler. This is a wonderfully beautiful piece.
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ShamelessMagic Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Extremely lovely work!
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ZeroTerraForce Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
Awesome draw, is perfect...!
Yeah, really...
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
This is so amazing!
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:iconstormofblue:
StormofBlue Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
This is so beautfiul, really good job!
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:iconthehayzlenut:
TheHayzlenut Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful I really like the all soft blue shades :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconamikazami:
AmiKazami Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really amazing, I love it! :iconiheartitplz:
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xcjxedge Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
so so awesome!!!
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elmoisemo6 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student Writer
hehe...
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:iconkyokitsu:
KyoKitsu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful! :clap: Well done!
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Lovely. :3
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earthy-rah Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010   Writer
Incredibly beautifl work.
Very, very well done!
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MacoDelo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
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{/^/!\^\}
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_M__M_____//__
___________\\/ HAPPY OWL APPROVES!
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Anendda-Rysden Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There's something very otherworldly and magical about this picture, like a fairytale or a half-remembered dream. You really captured something here! Try listening to Nox Arcana's Labyrinth of Dreams while looking at it.

Amazing work!
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NycterisA Featured By Owner May 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I would +fave this more than once if I could!
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SandBladeRaider Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
My Grandmother! Her spirit is an owl and she dresses simular. You paint my memories!
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Nyla-Cat Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=D This is really cool!
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Rambert Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Really good stuff. The text is unobtrusive, yes, but adds an interesting extra layer nonetheless. And the lighting and colors are superb. Definitely caught my eye, and that's saying something since your whole gallery is most impressive on the whole.
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SkyeWolf7 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
I love the eerie feeling this piece has! Wonderful picture!
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:iconmandytherandomartist:
your work is amazing and beautiful, i remember as a child i would wake up in the morning, log on to the computer and go to your profile on the lion king fan art archive to see if you uploaded any new pictures. from 2001 to now, I love your work and always will.
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:iconmandytherandomartist:
i love your work...i remember as a child i would get up early to see your drawings on the lion king fan art archive. i loved your work from 2001 to now
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blackcat111 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
eta strana.. eta krasiva.. :)
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Your anthros astound me. Really nice work on this barn owl.

Wow, I guess there's another bird that can tell the future. I thought the only one that could was killed.
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Lou-Diamant Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009  Student General Artist
So deep and beautiful! It's mysterious. I like it.
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hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009   Digital Artist
Wow, amazing work, this is really impressive.
For some reason, this reminds me of a painting by the artist Remedios Varo, I think it was called the Creation of the Birds or something like.

Incredible work with the colors and the lighting, it is really well done.
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Karret Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
Cuuuutttee!!!
:'D <33
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:iconblood-is-life:
blood-is-life Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
awsome picture,it really does look like an old woman
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ANAMELIA Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
Poor Owl grandma is so bored, she should go out to scary people.
She's very scary
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:iconmikstik:
Mikstik Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is sooo cool!!
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iloveargento Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favourite pieces on DA so far. I can't help but smile when I look at it. So whimsical, soft and cool. Beautiful. <3
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:iconkuume:
Kuume Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. This piece has been featured in my article "Magical Blue". ^^ [link]
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Dancing-Taigan Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing. I love how you combined the hands and talons.
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HappyLittleBird Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
very brothers grimm i love it xxxx
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DarkSara5 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
looks scary and somewhat maternal in the same time
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