In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

You may remember back when I was in the states this summer, I was inspired to make some drawings of ravens and crows after getting to know a family of them outside our cabin in the Hocking Hills.

I have been playing around with more images of crows and a medium I haven’t experimented with since high school. As always, these pieces are all available in my Etsy Shop!

 

Crow Turning, Scratchboard, 5 x 7 inches
Crow Turning, Scratchboard, 5 x 7 inches
Crow, Scratchboard Drawing, 5 x 7 inches
Crow, Scratchboard Drawing, 5 x 7 inches

The process for making these drawings is taking a sharp stylus and cutting into the black clay surface of the scratchboard.

crowdrawing_instagram

 

After I made these guys, I found myself thinking of this image for weeks and weeks, until I finally had to see if I could express it in paint:

The Knowing, Acrylic on Panel, 18 x 24 inches
The Knowing, Acrylic on Panel, 18 x 24 inches
The Knowing (Detail)
The Knowing (Detail)

I am going to do some more work with crows with my painting and printmaking, so stay tuned! I also have some new linocuts to unveil soon.

Cheers!

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8 thoughts on “In Love with Corvids, Part Deux

  1. I’ve never heard of this scratchboard technique before, but it’s perfect for showing the fine details of the crows feathers! When I last visited my Mom, she introduced me to her “pet” crow – most mornings he would fly up to her window and pick a walnut right out of her hand šŸ™‚
    Ravens and crows are highly intelligent.

  2. The one with the flowers is a beauty! I really am impressed with the scratchboard technique — and it’s perfect for the crows! I’m not an artist and had never heard of it until I read through a children’s book where the illustrator used the technique — and so, of course, I had to learn more!
    Thanks for stopping by, and give your CCSA kitty some hugs from me!

  3. I love the painting. One of the fond memories I have of Wellesley is the ravens on campus. They seemed like such intelligent beings.

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