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
Pildiotsingu raven crow difference tulemus
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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Forest paintings (59 degrees north)

Paintings inspired by the forest walks.

Boreal forest (palumets) or between us, The Pretty Forest, it’s the type that is covered with moss and high thin pine trees for example spring out of the ground in even spaces. You can find blueberries and cranberries and mushrooms there and walk around with dry feet, it’s full of light and room and smells really good. The word ‘palumets’ that is used to describe this type of forest comes from the word cranberry (‘palukas’) which grow in there in heaps.

Paintings via www.5erg.etsy.com

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I will link some Estonian forest photos I found on the internet, sources are linked in the descriptions.

Pildiotsingu männimets tulemus
Source: Looduse aasta foto 2010, Nõiduslik männimets. Foto: Kunter Tätte.
Männik
Source: http://pilt.delfi.ee/contest-picture/14329/?show_orginal_only=true

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

Abstract demonic raven painting with ink

The Independence Day weekend has been a good time with some inks and canvases, I’ve been cutting up big pieces of it and spent a whole lot of hours listening to stand up clips on Spotify and working on creepy abstract birdmonsters and other monsters.

It was a lovely weekend.

Paintings are available at https://www.etsy.com/listing/514728665

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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

Abstract raven on a Habutai silk scarf

Painting silk!

 

I’ve grown to love silk, it’s really like wool isn’t it, it keeps you warm and it’s easy to clean and it’s just pretty and feels good against your skin.

 

So I’ve bought some blank silk scarves from the craft store and some silk paints, Marabu iron fixed dyes for the first round and then later I will get the steam fixed ones. Those are the fancy ones you’re not supposed to buy at first, you have to work your way up to those.

 

Silk is moody, it will work with you one day and the other it takes more patience, so you have to treat it with patience. So far I’ve made two scarves, one with bugs and one with the raven (I used a drawing I had previously done for reference). The raven looks good.

Click on the link to view it on Etsy:

Hand painted silk scarf 28×28 inches – Pongee/Habotai/China silk – abstract raven

abstract raven painted on silk

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