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Tale of the Fire Owl by windfalcon Tale of the Fire Owl by windfalcon
My painting for the RARE 2013 calendar project. You can see the other art here: :iconanthrocalendar: You can also order the calendar at the discounted Early Bird rate until July 31!

My theme was to paint something depicting Inuit culture. After some research on traditional Inuit stories, I found one about the Fire Owl. In the story, two children have their fire stolen away by thieves, and they ask an owl to retrieve it for them. The Fire Owl takes the fire back and returns it to the children and their family, so they won't freeze.

Watercolor and white gouache, with a little Photoshop on hot-press Fabriano. 8.5X11 inches
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methowwolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So cute!!!!!
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Apprentice-of-Winds Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
There's just so much emotion in the owls' eyes! I think that's the best part, but the whole thing is hats-off-amazing!
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JohannesVIII Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! The three guys on the left look like they're filled with wonder :D
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Stygma Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured here [link] :D
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Valkyriestears Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable and beautifully captured. :)
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Purple-Inukshuk Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really pretty :) I hope to be as great as you!
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Thayora Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful!
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Cool. The fire owl looks like the faces on the "Kings of the Past" stones from Atlantis: The Lost Empire.
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SpottedNymph Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oh wow! This may by one of my favorites of the calendar. For working with white subjects and a white atmosphere, this turned out just awesome. I just love the warm fiery glow you've achieved. Lovely work!
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Kintupsi Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love all the expressions, especially the owl telling the story. The Fire Owl coming out of the smoke is excellent as well. Great job! :clap:
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