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Corvus of the Black Night
October 6th, 2009, 03:22 PM
So I have returned for my quadranual (is that a word?) posting of my art. Enjoy. Please refrain from salivating on your keyboard.

WARNING BIG PICTURES IN SPOILER!!!

These are ordered from newest to oldest.

http://i549.photobucket.com/albums/ii394/ninjasteve/orly.png
Something that's not a bird and actually has a story to it:

Guy finds a soviet missile. So, instead of reporting it, he takes it home with him, removes dangerous components like the Plutonium and the explosive catalysts and attaches it to his fridge. He empties out the bottom shelves, and lets the door out as a fin, and attaches additional fins with duct tape and cardboard. Finally, he straps everything else together with a bunch of belts. He's even as adventurous to bring his dog along ^_^

I KNOW IT'S FANTASY BUT I DON'T CARE AHAHAAHAHAAHAHAAA *chokes*

*the reason the black is untidy is because I quite literally exhausted my hand trying to darken the section to pitch black. If I cared, I would have used a digital medium to darken it up BUT I DON'T ARARARARARARARA *chokes again*

http://i33.tinypic.com/20zr8ti.jpg
IT'S A VULTURE... THAT'S A TURKAY

http://i34.tinypic.com/fwk9kw.jpg
A character design I worked on. No particular reason why I made him, but I assure you, he has difficulty spelling the word "potato".

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa318/lordoftheduh/GoldenSunChickens.jpg
Golden Sun Birds?!

Does this make me furry? Because birds are covered in feathers, not fur :p

http://i36.tinypic.com/xoo188.jpg
OMFG IT'S AL CROWPONE

http://i28.tinypic.com/33uv1q8.png
I REALLY NEED TO STOP DRAWING THIS STUFF

http://i32.tinypic.com/2v9x3qh.png
WHO NEEDS WINGS WHEN YOU CAN RIDE GOD

http://i31.tinypic.com/wbzcpf.jpg
Miiieeeeeeuuuuu!

http://i32.tinypic.com/yf19k.jpg


http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x33/heimdallinc/rach2.jpg
FOILED AGAIN

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x33/heimdallinc/rach3.jpg
Random Destroyer Picture. Let's take it apart:
Sarah - She looks oddly badass...
Yuber - Well, it was gonna be his generic "IM HIDING MAI FACE" pose but I decided to make it different.
Luc - This annoyed me... a lot... no wonder I didn't bother to draw his eyes.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x33/heimdallinc/trippy.png
I have no idea, but damn it's trippy.

http://i183.photobucket.com/albums/x33/heimdallinc/serve.png

PUN LOL

Corvus of the Black Night
October 10th, 2009, 04:20 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/w2kk84.jpg
An experiment with pastels. I've never used them before (and to be honest, I hate working with colour), and I think it looks messy. CRIT CRIT CRIT PLZ

((actually, I cheated, because I touched it up a bit digitally whoo whoo whoo whoo shoot me.))

Esper
October 12th, 2009, 10:01 PM
http://i34.tinypic.com/w2kk84.jpg
An experiment with pastels. I've never used them before (and to be honest, I hate working with colour), and I think it looks messy. CRIT CRIT CRIT PLZ

((actually, I cheated, because I touched it up a bit digitally whoo whoo whoo whoo shoot me.))
Normally it bugs me when people don't add some kind of background to their art, but this I like. The branch kind of fading away helps blend the foreground with the background. Pastels are good for that, I think (*not a traditional artist in the slightest*). I like composition, too - the cooler blue with the slightly warm brown - but I'd like it a bit more with a little more space around the edges so it doesn't feel so cramped. I think the "messy" look gives it some kind of natural/organic feel that works.

Corvus of the Black Night
October 13th, 2009, 11:50 AM
Thanks. I rarely work with colour unless its on a digital medium (colouring the picture I drew on a traditional medium, of course XD), so I really didn't know how he'd come out. The "crampedness" is more of a case of cropping than anything, but I'm glad you liked it.

I have a few more (black and white) sketches:
http://i33.tinypic.com/2j43pxl.jpg
A quick dove. It's such a card XD
http://i38.tinypic.com/p61k5.png
Budgie with toys. A request.

Chernobyl.112
October 13th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Wow, nice birds. They look fantastic. I would have to say "Budgie" is my favorite.

Alli
October 13th, 2009, 08:59 PM
You're amazing. I love how almost every picture is practically a different style. Blows my mind. Very beautiful birds.

derozio
October 14th, 2009, 12:11 AM
OMG! You're an awesome artist. I am not very good at art and so I won't be able to critisize you I'm afraid. But I can say that these are some of the best artworks I've ever seen!! :)
And I know the feeling of not liking to colour something coz colouring bothers me too much sometimes. I also tend to keep my drawings without colours. XD

Corvus of the Black Night
October 14th, 2009, 03:37 PM
Thank you very much for the replies :D

http://i35.tinypic.com/24q0h0h.jpg
This is a tufted titmouse. Got tired and thus the shading's rather weak.

Also a quick, creepy Ho-oh. Yay markers.
http://i37.tinypic.com/fuq1oy.png

Skymin
October 15th, 2009, 04:51 PM
hot damn, i love that 'trippy' one. you're a very talented traditonal artist. now, have a go at digital art and then you'll be even more amazing d:

xxkaylabby
October 15th, 2009, 06:03 PM
i adore the Arceus one.
it's amazing.
i love the pastel work.
nice job

Corvus of the Black Night
October 16th, 2009, 06:19 PM
Thank you all very much.

http://i33.tinypic.com/16k3ps2.jpg
Simurgh, a mythical bird from Persian culture (there's apparently one in a FF but I can't stand FF O.O)

I took a pinch of Maddaye's advice, but rather than just using the digital medium I fused the two together :3

Sasuke.
October 16th, 2009, 06:32 PM
The al capone one is amazing. ♥

Corvus of the Black Night
October 17th, 2009, 01:50 PM
Pitch the title for this one: I used a digital medium D:
http://i33.tinypic.com/2zyv75u.jpg

Sylarr
October 18th, 2009, 05:15 PM
Oh wow, your birds are amazing <3 they're all so well done, the anatomy's perfect (from what I can tell :v) and I love the colours you use (when you do use them, that is)
You're really talented, I'm kinda jealous kfhlsdfd ♥

Foxtrot Wolfwhistle
October 25th, 2009, 03:33 PM
I really like the messy style and use of complimentary colours in your...wolf? fox? It looks like a very violent piece. Those eyes are really something too. Well done!