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Sister Raven by sidneyeileen Sister Raven by sidneyeileen
9"x12", colored pencil on black paper
6 hours of work
Model: an Australian raven [link] courtesy of ~kat013

Continuing the Corvid series. :aww:



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.
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Just lovely! :love:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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orinoco1973 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Outstanding
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks really mystic....
Ravens are my favourite birds!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you´re welcome!
Do you know the book "Brother Wolf" by Jim Brandenburg? It has also a chapter about ravens and their relations with wolves!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope. Not familiar with it.
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It´s a very good book illustrated with excellent animal photos!
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CyberCorvo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Student General Artist
I can't believe this is only pencil
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