Just to try something realllllly crazy, I painted some of this month’s ravens with blue ink instead of black.
I guess the pink tones have creeped into the recent paintings because the whole world has been so fluffy recently. This week has been weirdly productive though! And it is caused by one thing only – the cool air arrived from Norway and it is giving us a week long break from the cute century record breaking heat wave. Trying to get as much painting time in before the next heat wave starts. I can’t believe that you southerners have to deal with this every year! I have no idea how you manage.
This is inktober and where is the ink! Still inside the pot! NO! This is wrong. So here we go, lets free the ink! Maybe it will turn into a raven.
Some of the raven painting are available here in the art shop.
This is an ink painting on a canvas sheet, 8×11 https://www.etsy.com/listing/761615276/grim-reaper-angel-of-death-original-ink
Trying to capture storm and movement with ink, I feel like this is what ink is made for!
Link to etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/547285781
My eye started twitching from joy, I saw a jackdaw looking for food and it found a bug, picked it up and went to a nearby puddle to wash it before eating. What a neat little dinosaur.
Had some fun too, painting smoky ravens is always a great feeling. Splash splash! I added four new artworks on paper.
Get some ink and get to painting!
Ink painting on a canvas sheet:
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.
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:
The talonds of birds remind the time they were still dinosaurs:
The way the birds fly in flocks in such huge numbers, it looks like a new and bigger creature:
Paintings about the motion of flying:
The dramatic view of a bird flying in the rain: