Yard Bird #4 – Common Raven

Actually, ravens are not so common here, where I live. Some can be found in the desert areas near the dead sea, but not in the central city areas. However, I just couldn’t resist the temptation to work on this not so common, but extremely expressive bird.

See the work process step by step.

Initial sketch development

Finishing sketch and applying clean up

Line art and initial color. In this case it is mostly black. Using various references for light and color.

Basic scattered light forms the shape

Applying light while using references for light reflections. Different parts reflect diffrently.

Final image of the common raven