Wednesday, November 10, 2010
three Muses--Black Birds
Here's a piece for this week's challenge. I call it Ravensong. It is said that in old times Ravens and Crows had beautiful singing voices and rainbow colored plumage. When the bird, who was a friend of humankind, traveled to the realm of the gods and stole fire for the people, it returned with its feathers blackened by soot, and its throat burned so that it could only make a raw, cawing sound.
I found the raven at Wikimedia Commons, and the background texture is based on a piece by VancayzeeleOlivier at Textures for Layers. I added a yellow gradient for the warmth of the sun and fire, and blackened the edges with grungy PS brushes.
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Posted by Linda Gibbons at Wednesday, November 10, 2010
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Gorgeous blackbird creation and I love the story.ReplyDelete
Great work, Linda.
What a gorgeous black bird! I love your Ravensong and the old legend. Beautiful work.xxReplyDelete
You've put such a lot into this magical piece Linda ! And indeed, the yellow gradient give it just that little extra sphere !ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing the legend, Linda. This is one scary black bird! Beautifully done background. Great piece!ReplyDelete
That's a bedautiful story and a very dramatic piece. Well-done!ReplyDelete
A handsome Raven indeed- Ravens have a wonderful and powerful "croaking" call that is haunting but beautiful in the woods. We have alot around here. Love this entry Linda!ReplyDelete
This is super fantastic! Your bird is powerful and the background is great!ReplyDelete
I am blown away. As I opened your blog, your crow literally jumped out of me. He really does threaten to escape and take revenge on someone!! The background you have created is wondrous. This is a seriously great piece of art. I love it.ReplyDelete
Love your art work and the story you tell.ReplyDelete
thanks anad Bravo.