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Sep 18, 2009, 7:42:57 PM
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As The Raven Flies by sidneyeileen As The Raven Flies by sidneyeileen
Oil paint on canvas board 8"x16"
Two sittings
Reference: [link] by ~stockmichelle

Yay for decent brushes! I was able to finish the second wing and the tail with the level of detail I had expected to accomplish in the initial sitting. Because the upper wing was already painted in, I used medium to create layering and clean up the lines. The rest of the bird was painted by laying down the black paint for the background, and then adding white paint and mixing directly on the canvas. If it hadn't been for the issue with the brushes, this painting could have been done in one sitting.


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spirit-of-the-fire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
Hi there! Would you mind if I included this in my group's Halloween feature? :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I would be honored. Thanks! :aww:
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werle3 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
This is about as perfect as it gets. Fantastic painting.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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hail-the-oblivious Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol it doesn't look finished to me, but it's nicely done, very nice shading and effect on the black paper!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
This is so beautiful. It's minimal, the vast darkness the raven's soaring through helps to give it a good balance and some immense depths. Gorgeous painting of the bird.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Happy New Year! :hug:
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robertsloan2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Purrr you too!
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RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
The detail on the feathers looks really amazing.

I really love how you use negative space and leave plenty of extra room on the canvas instead of just cropping it out like everyone else seems to do... It really gives it a whole new level of thoughtfulness and depth. :}
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