I’ve been looking for crow photos these last three days. What a strange and beautiful bird! Finally I found a good photo on a blog called TPJPhoto.net
The drawing turned out good, but the colors are off. While crows are black, they have beautiful nuances of blue in the sunlight. My drawing looks more like an exotic colored bird rather than a real black crow.
Maybe I overdid the blue.
In continuation of my “chipmunk/squirrel” question from a few days back – could someone explain to me what the difference is between a crow and a raven?
Have a great day!
21 thoughts on “398 Drawing of a crow with ballpoint pen and watercolors based on a photo by TPJPhoto.net”
Thank you. We are flattered beyond words! 😉
No thank you for sharing your photo!
About ravens, they belong to the genus Corvus like us (as well as rooks and jackdaws), but they’re larger.
I see. Fascinating birds. I’ve heard that they can grow very old and that they have rather complicated language for birds
You are a very talented sketch artist. The last part oft the Australian Raven’s call is very drawn out making it sound very mournful so quite different from a Crow. I thought Ravens also had white eyes and crows black but that’s apparently incorrect.
I have no idea what color its eyes should be! I’d like to hear a ravens call.. Sounds beautiful in a very melancholic way. Thanks for your comment.
I think this is quite beautiful. Nicely done!
Love crows. The blue is fine. Depending on the light, there is a lot of blue and purple in the feathers.
I think ravens are larger, but the terms seem to be often used interchangeably.
I don’t think the colours are off at all. The blues and purples are lovely and they read as black with an iridescence in the light.
Thanks 🙂 I’m glad you like it
I think this is a lovely drawing and I like the hues you have used. You don’t have to achieve verisimilitude for a work of art to be successful.
Ravens are larger and their feathers are glossier. They also have chunkier beaks and make different sounds. Crows caw but ravens make a graunchier sound.
Thanks for the info 🙂 And for liking the drawing!
I am by no means an ornithologist so I am well prepared for someone else to reply and prove me wrong. Those are just my observations.
You seem to know more about it than i do anyway 😉
Beautiful work! Love the coloring!!!
This is a really great sketch and I don’t think the colours look off at all. I’ve been enjoying all of the wildlife drawings you’ve done lately,
Thanks a lot !