Oh dear, this deserves 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...
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.
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 youèd be able to tell they were up to something! The lettering is also really nice... it must have taken forever!
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
Wow great ravens! 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...