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Thought and Memory by LG-Young Thought and Memory by LG-Young
"Thought & Memory"
8.5 x 10 inches
India ink and white pencil on Bristol board


When Chad and I went to the Grand Canyon a couple of years ago, we were met by a pair of intently watchful birds. At first we thought they were crows, owing to their size. But unlike crows, these corvids had feathery tufts on their beaks and didn't "caw" -- choosing instead to make deep croaking sounds as they hopped from tree to tree. What could they be? We'd come across ravens before, but these were slimmer, smaller; almost petite. Turns out they were western ravens, (Corvus corax sinuatus) which inhabit much of the American Southwest, but are especially common in the Grand Canyon or any location where tourist handouts can be found.

I finished the above raven illustration a couple of weeks ago; it was an experiment that combined both India ink and white pencil. What sort of pen did I use? Why, a crow quill pen, of course. ;)
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Cmac13 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   General Artist
Hi :wave:

I’ve featured this image in my latest journal [link]

if that’s NOT okay – let me know and I’ll remove it immediately :manhug: thanks =Cmac13
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SaphireKitsune Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Your beautiful artwork was featured in my journal :aww:
You can take a look here : [link]
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bear48 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Professional
very nice work
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InKibus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous work, you really capture the essence of the shaggy faces well. :D
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bagasuit091 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful!
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ZawArt Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh! The shadows and details... Pure awesome!!
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meihua Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Beautiful drawing, the feathers look great!
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Khamykc-Blackout Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Huginn ok Muninn :D
I like the work you did on it >v< specially all the detail in the feathers looks so cool
very well done ^v^
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Marina5 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
wow....really amazing :D
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Thanks, Andy. I'm working a bit more on composition/mood these days, and am glad that's getting across somewhat. :)
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