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Snowy Owl (request)

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Roobus
Level 65 : High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
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The snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus) lives in the arctic tundra. They can vary from almost pure white, to gray mottled, to black scalloped. I chose to make this one black scalloped to give it some texture. Stripes and feathers are always a challenge. If you like owls, you should also check out my great horned owl skin.
Progress: 100% Complete
Gender:Interchangeable
Format:Universal Skin 64x32
Model:Steve (4 pixel arms)
Tags:Snowy, Snow Owl, Arctic Owl, Great, White, Owl, Harfang, Bird, Owls, Arctic, Tundra, Northern, Animal

Update #1 : 08/23/2012 6:15:00 am8/23/12

The pure whitish tail wasn't working for me - I added shaded striping.

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This is fantastic! I love the skins you make! Would you consider doing a barn owl? I'm curious to see what you would come up with.
Please can you make a version that is pure white? Males are pure white females are speced
"They can very from almost pure white. to gray mttoled, to black scalloped" the ones that have black and gray coloring are female snowy owl the males are pure white,
  • Saidakjopsu
  • Level 12
  • Journeyman Pig
  • May 28, 2014, 1:29 am
Can you make turtle?
  • Zerotheowl
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • July 13, 2013, 10:24 am
I've looked for a good while for owlskins and this by far is the best skin i have ever seen excellent job :) it definately deserves a diamond in my book.
  • Swagaroon
  • Level 10
  • Journeyman Princess
  • June 19, 2013, 3:44 pm
Hedwig! :D
  • Fishies
  • Level 17
  • Journeyman Architect
  • May 10, 2013, 3:17 pm
I took a look at all of your skins! Your really great at this! :)

I would say for a future suggestion, do a Black Panther.
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • May 11, 2013, 2:42 am
Thanks for the suggestion. Working with variations of black is very hard. Perhaps someday I will attempt it.
  • tobywheels
  • Level 1
  • New Miner
  • October 30, 2012, 2:15 pm
Could you do a golden eagle?
Dang, that is good!
  • DYLANDM55
  • Level 1
  • New Crafter
  • October 8, 2012, 6:02 pm
I <3 This Skin!

Commented, Subscribed, DIAMOND!
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • October 9, 2012, 11:17 am
Thanks so much for the comment, diamond, and sub!
  • Lollydolly3
  • Level 4
  • Apprentice Explorer
  • October 8, 2012, 10:26 am
When I see this I think: Hedwig. :D Sub and Diamond!
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • October 8, 2012, 11:04 am
I hadn't thought of Hedwig. There are definite similarities :D Thanks!
  • Lesterlettuce
  • Level 32
  • Artisan Dragonborn
  • September 1, 2012, 10:59 am
I... LOVE IT!!!
  • WhatTheJunk
  • Level 6
  • Apprentice Warrior
  • August 23, 2012, 3:49 pm
1 more like
1 more diamond
I will forever be subscriber!
  • goomblox123
  • Level 11
  • Journeyman Skinner
  • August 23, 2012, 7:30 am
:D
  • Yogurette
  • Level 46
  • Master Toast
  • August 23, 2012, 7:29 am
Oh my gosh, so cute :D I love snow owls <33
  • w5prime
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper
  • August 23, 2012, 6:14 am
cool
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 23, 2012, 7:24 am
Thanks w5prime : )
  • w5prime
  • Level 29
  • Expert Creeper
  • August 23, 2012, 7:49 am
np
  • terreen
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Skinner
  • August 23, 2012, 4:31 am
So cute <3 not my favourite of your skins but very nicely done :)
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 23, 2012, 7:23 am
It is hard to do too much with shades of gray. I'll try to make my next skin more colorful.
  • terreen
  • Level 31
  • Artisan Skinner
  • August 23, 2012, 7:58 am
Yay... I also have an idea for another animal skin... why not try do a lizard or reptile of some kind?
Awww this da best
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 23, 2012, 2:03 am
Thanks Biscuits : )
  • Pandora
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 3:00 pm
YOU AND YOUR PROFESSIONAL SKINNING WHEN IT COMES TO ANIMALS D:
-crawls up in a corner- ;w;
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 3:05 pm
Hey! No corner crawling. Always good to hear from you. Can you do a jellyfish wave? XD
  • Pandora
  • Level 24
  • Expert Pixel Painter
  • August 24, 2012, 10:37 am
Haha, fine. :P
-jellyfish wave- xD
Thank you so much! So quick as well since the request!
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 2:38 pm
Thanks for the challenge!
  • akashi
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Grump
  • August 22, 2012, 10:17 am
Wow this is amazing Roobus! Diamond + fav :)
Your pro at animal skins :)

I would like to see you maybe make an improved version of your lion skin :)
Just an idea :3
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:22 am
Thanks Cat! I have been thinking about updating my lion skin; I've just been too lazy to go back and revamp my old skins - it seems like I end up completely redoing them.
  • akashi
  • Retired Moderator
  • Level 35
  • Artisan Grump
  • August 22, 2012, 10:44 am
Keep it up, I love your animal skins <3
lol where i live there are so many of them in the wild x3
awsome skin JUST REALLY awesome!!! :D
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:09 am
Thanks Jeanne - I would like to see one in the wild. Perhaps someday I'll get far enough north to see one.
they are pretty hard to spot in the wild, i have only seen one once in my life in the wild. but it was so beautiful :)
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:14 am
BTW, thanks for favoriting the owl. I've heard people say that they have seen them around in the winter. I'll keep an eye out this coming winter, maybe I'll get lucky : )
i hope you see one :)

and why wouldn't i fav a skin like this????????? it is awesome =D
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:28 am
: D
  • BACON_YAY_XD
  • Level 19
  • Journeyman Dragonborn
  • August 22, 2012, 10:03 am
He's really cute!
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:05 am
Thank you!
  • Jakerpillar
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • August 22, 2012, 9:59 am
Amazing!
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:00 am
Wow, that was fast! Thanks.
  • Jakerpillar
  • Level 52
  • Grandmaster Technomancer
  • August 22, 2012, 10:05 am
^u^ You has a new subbie! :D
  • Roobus
  • Level 65
  • High Grandmaster Pixel Painter
  • August 22, 2012, 10:07 am
Awesome : )

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