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Raven by KristynJanelle Raven by KristynJanelle
I am pretty pleased with how this one turned out! I have been wanting to draw a crow or raven for a long time, and what better time than October? Ravens are often associated with Halloween and being slightly "wicked". From my perspective, however, they're just awe-inspiring with their intelligence and often-overlooked beauty :) I would probably own a corvid if I could, but it's not legal to own native species and I haven't looked in to the process of getting a non-native one.

Colored pencils on recycled paper, about 7 hours overall.

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Jasminum-officinale Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014  New member Hobbyist Photographer
This is an amazing piece of art!
ThomasHumbertRaven Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  New member
Nice work ^_^
KlassikalGuitartist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
I like crows too :)
How did your love for drawing wildlife lead to a profession?
Do U shoot your own reference photos?
Thank you for sharing.
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, I started drawing birds when I was younger because I was quite obsessed with them but wasn't allowed to own anything bigger than a parakeet. So that was sort of my way of connecting, and it went on from there. 
I sometimes shoot my own reference photos, but honestly, I'm not the best photographer :)
KlassikalGuitartist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Thank you!
Gismome7Nightmary Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Beautiful :'3
WhollyJeff Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is terrific! I voted 'Stylized' in your poll: Although, yes, your work is realistic, I saw a strong impressionistic flair in the way you've chosen to portray your subjects. If you haven't discovered her yet, Candace Savage has a beautiful book of corvid photos, Bird Brains. Thanks for sharing your art. Do more, please.
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the awesome feedback! I will have to look in to Candace Savage's book. I love drawings corvids and I've been meaning to draw another sometime soon. 
inJazztice Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow :iconbarfrainbowplz:
KristynJanelle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
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