Isn’t this Great Horned Owl pretty with all the different colors they have?


This is my rendition using Color Gel Pens of the Great Horned Owl.  It took me weeks to color this.  Tried to match the color of the real thing, but it’s tough to do.  The real Owl is much prettier.




Something else that I’ve been doing over these past few weeks, is coloring.  Remember back a few Posts ago, that I had posted about doing this and wanted to see what it’s all about.  Well, over time I have found out that you can do all sorts of things.  There are lots, lots, and lot’s of patterns out there that you can use to color.  What I did is order some coloring books and see what I can do.  Now, I must state here that these are not my designs.  All I did is add the color scheme to it.  I love the colors of the 60’s, during the “Hippie, Peace, and Love years.  There are so many different designs to use.


This is another one that I colored in.  Remember the song by the Beatles from the album Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band?  “Look for the girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes and your gone.”  This is where I got that idea from.


With this one I tried to show the Sun in a different manner.  Instead of being all one color, as the sun is most of the time, I brightened it up from the Hippy Years that I remember so well.  Also, I’ve got to mention that these designs are very bright and colorful, they are not real easy to paint.  Using my Paint Shop Pro X7 Program I can use all kinds of different bright colors.  I try to stay within the Lines of the Design, plus figuring out what colors go with which ones.  Trying to make it as colorful and bright as I can.  Lines are not totally straight and I know it, but it’s not all that bad.  I hope that you like them.  If you want something to keep your mind busy and create a colorful design, give this a try and you’ll see.

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When I bought this Laptop a program came with my purchase called Fresh Paint.  I really did not know that much about it, so it sat without being used for a number of months until I decided to take a look at this program to see how it works and what it can do.

It’s a pretty nice drawing & painting program.  It comes with all kinds of different colors, brushes, drawing pencils, paint mixers, paper, & lot’s more than what I thought.  I had to play with it for awhile to get the feel of using it and once I got that I decided to give it a real try on painting this Great Horned Owl.

I used a Template and had to color in the outline with what I thought a Owl looked like.  It took me just about 2 weeks to do this painting one color, switching to another, and trying to stay within the lines of the Template I worked with.  It is not quite as easy as I had thought, but I kept on doing it until I got the finished product shown above.

In working with this program, I found that there is not a lot of Help for using it.  There was only 4 different Help topics for such a complicated program like this.  I’m not too happy about this.  Finially what I had to do is down-load a book for my iPad that gives me more instructions on what it can do.  I had to learn as I went along which is normal for me.

I am not a painter or a Artist, by any means.  I just do what I think is right and if it does not look good, I wipe it out and try again.  For those of you that want this program, it can be down-loaded in the Windows Store for Win 8.1.  It will keep you busy for quite awhile.

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