9"x12", colored pencil on black paper
6 hours of work
Model: an Australian raven [link]
courtesy of ~kat013
Continuing the Corvid series. Edit: I added a little bit more lighting on the head to help define the shape a bit more. I'm still considering adding some backlighting to fully define the shape of the head.
Edit Again: I attempted adding the bird's left eye, but it just looked odd. I also attempted adding some backlighting, but that entirely destroyed the etherial effect of the drawing, so I erased it. Finally, I added a bit more lighting along the top of the head, to define the tilt and give more sense of scale to the beak. I will not be making further changes to this drawing. I still encourage feedback, as it may help with future pieces, and many thanks to those who provided feedback on this piece.