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"The Crow" Single line ink drawing

Postby Matt LaCross » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:10 pm

This was a fun image that I created when I noticed a dead bird on the side of the road when I was on my way to the coffee shop to draw. It made me think about a TV show I had seen where a crow was shocked by a hot wire that it landed on, and it made the bird clench it's claw when it shocked and killed the bird.

Thought you might enjoy the piece.

Take care,

Matt
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Postby ehoeveler » Sat Mar 17, 2007 6:28 pm

I like the layout of the picture and how the crow hangs from the wire.
I still think you should do this pic one more time, making the crows'
beak smaller, more pointed, and a little less fused with the birds' head.
Check the actual amount of claws on a crow ( I think there are 3, with a back claw) and draw accordingly. One last thing, an electrical wire is
thicker and has no other wire wrapped semi-wrapped around it unless it is
damaged. I know your work is stylized and I love it, but it is my belief
you can be abstract and make some details realistic. If you feel strongly about keeping the wire and the claws the same, that's OK, but try
adjusting the head and beak at least and see how you like it!
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Postby Erika Takacs » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:48 pm

Matt, thank goodness you told us the story behind the drawing. Because first I thought it was funny. Which reminds me why not
ing some black humour into some of these drawings for an extra punch.

Interestingly, to me the best parts are the ones listed by Elizabeth as not realistic enough. My issue is the body. Can't you just leave out those squares for once? :) And just go on with those nice curved lines? They have a cage-effect on me, those geometric lines.

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Postby ehoeveler » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:40 am

Erika, Dahling, the crow looks like a duck!
Hi, Matt; get rid of that duck bill and put in a beak, for
the love of God! Elizabeth
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Postby Erika Takacs » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:57 am

Ha-ha, Elizabeth, I thought the tail was the beak. Now that I look at it differently, I can see your point. Erika
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Postby Matt LaCross » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:20 pm

Thank you for your thoughts. I get a laugh out of the image myself. Sorry for the late reply, just been busy.

Take care,

Matt
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Nice dead

Postby rips10 » Mon May 07, 2007 10:53 am

The drawing is fabulous to me.I thing u shud practice more with pen n ink.
Best of luck
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Postby Jody » Mon May 14, 2007 9:22 am

I think your creativity is fabulous. I wouldn't change a thing!! I would like to see something going off the edge of the paper but Crow is gloriously dead and is as he should be. This is a statement and it doesn't matter if he has two claws or ten. He is still hanging on and it emits the statement that life is worth hanging on to. Job well done.
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