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November 27, 2012
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Raven and Rowan by moyan Raven and Rowan by moyan
full rowans
stretched across the sky
the silence of a raven

-by ~cmrlj. he is my haiku pal.

here's my take on a visualization of the autumn he saw and the japanese rendition of his haiku:

nana kamado michiru mugon no karasu kana

nana kamado is literally "seventh stove". this species of ash wood is said to be able to stayed unburnt even after the seventh time inserted under a stove.

my art tools and preparation work for this painting here:

by #dALinkSystem, look at Raven's taunt by ~iofrost:

and etching Quoth the Raven by ~this-blue-moon:

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for comment/critique contest, December 2012:
This is a very well done piece. One of the best features of this picture is the way you made the viewers' eyes travel. For me, I started at the crow, went down to the branches, and from that point I admired the entire painting as a whole. I like how you placed the crow inside such a bright setting where as a lot of other artists would surround it with gloom. One suggestion that I have is to make the colors more rich or deeper in color. Doing this would create a more defined contrast, and naturally magnetize eyes to this painting. Hope this helped! Keep up the great work.
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Well let's begin that I'm a big fan of the crows and I think that Karasu is a smart bird since I was Kid I was Always look after the behavior of the crows ....It's a hard bird to make it domestic pet.....But let's back on my opinion of this art It's amazing I see how hard-working you are ......maybe I could draw this art but maybe after 20 years :D......The colors are bright and the black and red reminds me of the red dawning sun and the black sky in the night ....
This art is absolutely adorable and beautiful :)
Best wishes :Dj.E.Z
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VictoriadeArdum Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
love the way you play with white spaces in the support
Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful with Raven and the Rowans
volker03 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so great. Your work is really very wonderful...
pandoraravenkate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE Ravens!
Lost-of-Existence Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Looks great! I'm envious of your mad watercolor skillz. :D
DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
this is with simply pretty
ForestOfWerewolves Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bormi Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so nice :)
MeLikeUmAnime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Excellent work moyan. Great stuff.
cmrlj Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
an interesting variation on the theme, i'm flattered. nice one, peng! ( :
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