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Twa Corbies by kenket Twa Corbies by kenket
Based on an old Scottish poem about a murder and lunch.
And a lighter version for people with darker monitors then me. ;>
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:iconhans-grubear:
Hans-Grubear Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Dark and poetic. I love it ^_^ The detail is immaculate as always ;-)
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is wonderful. I've always liked the song versions of this poem. Really nice illustration of the poem.
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Haawan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dear, this deserves :+fav: for the poem/song alone but that's not all, the painting is amazing and in traditional media as well, double love! Or triple? Anyway. The composition works very well, too; there are many things going on with the text and the details in the painting yet it doesn't look crowded.

Thanks for making my day! I think it's time to go and listen to some Steeleye Span again...
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SterlingRaven Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This looks wonderful! I love how you drew the ravens:heart:
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:iconhareguizer:
Hareguizer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Wow this is gorgeous! I much prefer this ballad to the 'faithful' version where the corbies go hungry.
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Lilyael Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
wow. I had a similar idea, to paint the scene and add the poem in calligraphy, but I'm still working on it, maybe I won't bother now I have yours to look at !
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Miss-Godzilla Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
A lovely painting accompanying one of my favourite poems. Very nice. :)
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:iconhexugoth:
Hexugoth Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
You know Cecile Corbel sung a version of Twa Corbies (Two Ravens)? It's beautiful! I love how you draw crows!
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:iconakirablue:
AkiraBlue Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
Beautiful piece! I always enjoyed that poem - especially since I'm a corvid freak. ;-)
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:iconthetophat:
TheTopHat Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
Brilliance. I love that song. Came across your picture while listening to it. The entire picture is great, but I especially like the tree. Awesome.
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VinnyCrow Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007   General Artist
I adore your raven pictures. :+favlove: I also strongly enjoy archaic styles of the United Kingdom, with which this poem suits nicely. Reminds me of the dwarves from Final Fantasy 9 that talked like that! :D
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:iconinkibus:
InKibus Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2007  Professional General Artist
You certainly know your corbies!!
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Raven-Wolf-666 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Traditional Artist
Ravens and dark poetry, you cant go wrong!!
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:iconlightbird:
lightbird Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
makes me smile :D
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:iconpsycopathichellsing:
PsycopathicHellsing Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006
Very beautiful mate ^^ Ravens own <333
And totally groovy painting skills you have :D
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coyote-laughing Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
I love "Twa Corbies". Fantastic artwork to an awesome ballad.
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:iconedwardg:
edwardg Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
awesoooome :D crows are cool...my favorite boids! ahahha
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Lady-Mage-Brianna Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
I adore that poem, but I haven't been able to find my copy for a couple of months. Thanks for adding a great picture to go along with it!
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:iconzhon:
Zhon Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005  Professional Artisan Crafter
*gasp!*
I have a neverending love for Ravens!
Your art is just absolutely amazing!
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:iconmistythemistic:
mistythemistic Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
I love ravens, I love dark poetry, I love the Scottish... you got me. Fav!
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:iconmelly-chan:
melly-chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
very nice
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:iconellusive:
Ellusive Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
I like this. The illustration is fantastic and your eye for detail is unquestionably skilled. My only critique would be that the text is having a hard time standing out from the image that it's been placed ontop of. You might want to try the text with a lighter hue or perhaps a subtle stroke/glow to make it pop slightly. Play around a bit with the lettering, don't let it fade into the image too much.

Right now it's difficult to read and I'd hate to not get the full power of thie piece by mis-reading what you've written here. :)
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:iconmorgandria:
morgandria Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Kenket is <3.
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nyanamia Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DUDE. I read this poem in AP english this year...I feel nerdy now. lovely 'corbies' there, mate. lol
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Lalatiel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
I love that poem! (Well, actually, I have a fantastic song version of it). I really like the expression on the ravens... they look very scheming and raven-ish, especially the one in the background. Even without the poem youd be able to tell they were up to something! The lettering is also really nice... it must have taken forever!
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Twentieth Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. The feathers are well done.
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Key-FeathersMLP Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
I love that song :) fantastic work it fits the poem so well :D
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:iconprotvscar:
protvscar Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Your ravens and lighting are always amazing.
By the way - wonderful font, I say that as polygraphist-student
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SkySnake Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
WOW!!this is really beautiful!
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:iconrathabirg:
rathabirg Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
I love this. I don't know what else to say...it's just brilliant. xD You rock, Kenket!
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swandog Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
The poem and the mp3:

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(I always loved that song!) :heart:
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:iconkey-feathersmlp:
Key-FeathersMLP Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
its a great song isent it ^_^
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:iconswandog:
swandog Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
:) Yep...there's also this (very different) version:

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:iconkey-feathersmlp:
Key-FeathersMLP Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
ohhh ive never heard that one :)
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Arena-Creations Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Beautiful work, really, really good :)
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Korrok Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, thanks for reminding me of that poem, I've not heard it in years. And I'll bet I'm one of the few on dA who can say it right, since I'm from here :P
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reaperfox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
I adore that poem :) Had to read it in school and loved it ever since. LOVE the art, too. You're so talented.
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lucias-tears Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005   Photographer
love it! those birds seem to have so much character!
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:icongalhad:
Galhad Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
this is amazingly well done! I truly like all of it!
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:iconjazfox:
Jazfox Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Brilliant! Absolutely great! Must Fav!
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amazinggrace Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
The poem and your illustration seem as though they were meant for each other. Now that I've seen it, I can't imagine anything else. This is a fabulous piece...such impact and confluence of word and image. Excellent!!!--AG
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duhcoolies Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
really kewl artwork... nice :D
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hpets Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
Wow great ravens! :clap: And I like the poem.... though it sounds suspiciously familiar, but not identical... Suddenly I feel the need to search my LIT textbook, because I'm pretty sure that's where I recognize the story of the poem from... Maybe I just read a modernized version...
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cuervoscuro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Professional Writer
You know I love your ravens...
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:iconleotheyardiechick:
leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Is this for the Corvids portfolio?
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:iconevilcarp:
evilcarp Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a delightful poem. I always love your corvids.
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Smithy9 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
omg i love crows! :glomp: this is frickin awesome. o.o
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tsuyoshikentsu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
Cool.
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Skandroraven Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
gorgeous!
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ulilliaka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
:D I'm really grateful for that lighter version! Thanks!

And this is so awesome.. How can you paint(?) so well? I want to learn how! n.n
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