More Silly Ravens

I have been working on a series of silly ravens recently: Bird Challenge 48Bird Challenge 50

"Winter is coming" (der Winter ist da)  and "the keen cyclist" (der verbissene Radler)

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The "newspaper reader" (der Zeitungsleser) and the "violonist" (der Geiger)

The violinist is for my brother who is a violin teacher (and it took me a lot efforts to bring violin and raven in a posture a violin teacher will not have to criticise).

This is how the idea developed: To paint the outline with black acrylics was more or less a coincidence: there was some black paint left from another painting and I just painted a bird with a few strokes without much thinking. When it was dry I played around with markers and colored pencils (left picture) and realized that I like the black traces of the brush. I experimented further with another bird (middle). And I made a third one, raven-like bird, which was looking  quite invalid, so I added a walking stick and suddenly the idea of silly ravens was born.

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