Raven artwork

Lets have a special day for the ravens and crows.

 Another thing, no need to get too specific about the species, if you’re creating abstract artwork , but a few people will certainly point out that your demon raven isn’t genetically appropriate, so if you want to, you can be prepared then start with checking out this chart of comparison. You’ve probably never seen a raven if you don’t get out in the forests and parks but you have seen a ton of crows and jackdaws everywhere. If you want to see a raven, you need to go out into the forest and walk around for ten years and get lucky to see a huge black solo bird flying away, trying to avoid you.

Source: http://www.ohiobirdsanctuary.com/blog/2017/06/21/hey-did-you-know
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Source: http://highlineonline.ca/whats-the-difference-between-a-raven-and-a-crow/ 

After your lesson about the shapes and characters of ravens and crows and adding raven expert in your CV – if you’d like to draw one, you could continue to select only one aspect you like about them today. For example, I think the thing to notice about drawing these lovely birds is that they are very spikey in general,  their bones are hollow and they are like a heap of needles. This is the general feel I’m trying to capture on the first raven/crow paintings below. It’s easier to concentrate on one aspect of the birds and then create the entire artwork around only one characteristic. For example, if you’re fascinated by the beautiful black feathers, then maybe put all your effort into drawing the part of the blue-teal-black shimmer on the feathers; maybe if you’re fascinated by the character of these smart birds, you can forget about the other details and concentrate on the eyes or a close up portrait and finally, maybe if you’re fascinated with the flight motion, forgot about all the details, and concentrate on creating paintings that have some motion in them.

Here are some examples of paintings and drawings I’ve created recently, to illustrate how to concentrate on only one aspect of the subject, decide what you’re noticing today and create your entire image around only that one aspect and forget about everything else for that day.

Paintings via www.5erg.etsy.com

The needle-pile aspect of birds, the interesting macro structure:

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The talonds of birds remind the time they were still dinosaurs:talons raven painting crow painting ink art abstract art

 

The way the birds fly in flocks in such huge numbers, it looks like a new and bigger creature:

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Paintings about the motion of flying:

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The dramatic view of a bird flying in the rain:

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Inktober 2017 drawing challenge

Every year hundreds of people take part in this online art challenge called Inktober. The starter posts 30 topics, one for each day and you can tag your work and check out others’ work on the same topic.

Here we go with the first days!

Day 1, SWIFT

Day 2, DIVIDED

Day 3, POISON

Day 4, UNDERWATER

ink paintings by silja erg 5erg

The entire list of this years topics is here, come on and join!

 

Abstract crow paintings in ink wash

These crow paintings came to life today unexpectedly, after having a massive  cup of coffee and some figs.

Please click on each image to find the link that takes you to the painting shop. These are all priced at 45 USD at this moment and ship worldwide.

Abstract flying crow painting by silja erg

Abstract flying crow painting by silja erg

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Abstract flying crow painting by silja erg

Abstract flying crow painting by silja erg

The resistance cow

 

The resistance cows are getting harder and harder to farm, some of them have even gone into the extreme and think they don’t even need to be farmed. This is worrying for several well behaved cows. Moo!

Trump resistance painting

The strawberry milk cow standing in the rain and not being disturbed.

Comical strawberry cow illustration with ink

Inktober ends, time to hibernate for a year

Happy Halloween and somehow Inktober 2016 has ended so quickly!

I hope everyone who enjoys drawing knows about this challenge already, if you don’t then put it into your calendar for the next year to draw one ink drawing a day for the entire month of October. Each day has a preset theme, you need to google it then. It’s fun, I promise :3

Here is the cloud kingdom painting. Available here on etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/473666384

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Over the year I’ve discovered the fun side of Instagram, join me here: https://www.instagram.com/5erg_artworks/

Flower paintings with ink

Ink splatter and flower paintings on canvases. See more at www.5erg.etsy.com

Working progress with inks and canvas, the starter kit:

Abstract flowerbed ink artwork on canvas:

Abstract flower bed wall art

Black and white roses with ink splatter:

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Black and white flowers/tulips, done with inks on canvas:2015-10-03 (10)

Yellow blossoms with ink:2015-10-03 (9)

And for the last, red poppies with inks. Splatter art!2015-10-03 (8)

Abstract raven ink art on canvas in Europe

I guess the main reason ravens are on these paintings is that they’re gorgeous.The other reason is that they’re awesome birds. Smart (Quote: “Their beak cannot open tough skins of the carcasses, that’s why when they encounter a big corpse, they make calls that attract wolves and foxes to the site and the large carnivores can break the carcass”, playful( Video: rolling around in the snow) and they do random stuff ( Quote “anting feels great if you’re a bird”)

Quote from the website: ”

1. RAVENS ARE ONE OF THE SMARTEST ANIMALS.

When it comes to intelligence, these birds rate up there with chimpanzees and dolphins. In one logic test, the raven had to get a hanging piece of food by pulling up a bit of the string, anchoring it with its claw, and repeating until the food was in reach. Many ravens got the food on the first try, some within 30 seconds. In the wild, ravens have pushed rocks on people to keep them from climbing to their nests, stolen fish by pulling a fishermen’s line out of ice holes, and played dead beside a beaver carcass to scare other ravens away from a delicious feast.

If a raven knows another raven is watching it hide its food, it will pretend to put the food in one place while really hiding it in another. Since the other ravens are smart too, this only works sometimes.”

You can read rest of the 10 raven facts in this blog: http://mentalfloss.com/article/53295/10-fascinating-facts-about-ravens

I’ve tried a lot of different stuff with ravens and I feel like they’re a great subject. All done with brushes and inks, on 20x30cm loose canvas. Some of these are for sale in my shop on Etsy (shipping is worldwide and I’m located in Estonia, North-Europe): www.5erg.etsy.com

Raven painting - in rainstorm
Ink teal ravel in rainstorm
Abstract raven painting
Abstract ink raven painting
Raven painting
FOR SALE: Abstract raven painting on canvas. Click on the photo to go to the Etsy listing.
Raven painting
FOR SALE: Abstract raven painting – flying at you. Click on the image to see the listing on Etsy.
Glitch art raven
FOR SALE: Abstract raven painting – glitch art. Click on the image to see the listing on Etsy.
Abstract raven ink painting by 5erg
FOR SALE: Abstract raven painting – abstract bird art. Click on the image to see the listing on Etsy.
Abstract raven on orange
Abstract flying raven. Click on the photo to go to the Etsy shop.