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Edgar Allan Poe's raven by kittyvane Edgar Allan Poe's raven by kittyvane
This is what I think E. A. Poe would look like if he was a bird.
Obviously, he'd be a raven. :)

In case you can't make out the text, he's saying:
Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
   "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee- by these angels he
       hath sent thee
   Respite- respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
                 Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." ...

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Pencil, ink, markers and gel pen on sketchbook paper, original size about 21 cm x 26 cm.
Again, apologies for the crappy scan. My scanner has... issues.
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:iconivyssauro:
Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing haha, i'm myself have tried but never could do a cute raven, really nice work.
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Sleetwing Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Wow, awesome! I love that poem I've memorized every single verse, though it took a while. Anyways, great job! :D
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Tigerach Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite passage goes

Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou, O Raven, are sure no craven
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wand'ring from the nightly shore
Tell us what thy lordly name is on the night's plutonian shore.
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."


OfcoursethishasnothingtodowithGinger'sepicspeechwhatareyoutalkingabout
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7thDuke Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student Photographer
This. Is. Awesome.
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CrystalBurn Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Student Photographer
AMAZING work!! :iconloveloveplz:
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DonutMassacre64 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
This is absolutly flawless b:Dd Good Job~
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:iconwell-you-dont-say:
well-you-dont-say Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Artist
awesome concept. i love the way you have executed this. love it :)
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been featured here: [link]

:heart:
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ReplyPurpleCandy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
this is awesome!!! i'm in love!!! (with this picture) ;P <333
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Jacked-Sherbert Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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BeatriceCoffee Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2010
beautiful work :)
is your sketchbook is moleskine?
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes it is, I'm hopelessly addicted to Moleskines. :)
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NonMetallicMetal Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
This is great. I like the stylization of the raven and skull.
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:icondelicatesilver:
Delicatesilver Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Very good concept. Very good execution.
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:iconliyimeng:
liyimeng Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Cool~!Feel very special~!~!i love it~!
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dont-poke-the-bear Featured By Owner May 1, 2009
Oh, how lovely! Your style is so his poetry in the form of illustrations.
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:iconnelly-chan:
Nelly-chan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can see the likeness... :)
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yesterdayzchild Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
This. Is. AMAZING!
I love the swirl of text, interrupted by the skull!
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o0o0o0o0o Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Cool. I like the words and the skull.
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quicksilverq Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
awsomness
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terracottaBlue Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
i love that poem! and i like your drawing style (:
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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:iconvampires-exist:
vampires-exist Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
looks amazing
love it.
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:iconbrah-j:
Brah-J Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Dear sweet grandma! This is fantastic. Absolutely love the way you stylize things.
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Ginger1428 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
I love the soft colours and stlye. Well done.
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Skellagirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2007  Student Digital Artist
:XD: That's so cool!
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thoughtdisorder Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Student General Artist
It's quite entertaining, this piece. Juxtaposition? Perhaps. It's cute. Very cute. And Poe's 'Raven' is far from what I imagine as cute. So this, to me, makes it a very interesting little artwork. Unique.

In all: :heart:
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myloveforobsession Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
i saw this and was utterly amazed, it is very cute but perfectly spooky, the idea is ingenious! Its simplicity also makes it very beautiful! Your technique is also wonderful, the lines and colorful are very suitable! i use too many exclamation points, but it is all so true...!
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Bunnybaka Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
I have recenty read E.1. poes 'the raven' agian And when i searched him here,i found this.

Im glad i did.

I love how the wording goes,very noce.Did you have to rotate the book aalot to do so?
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kittyvane Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, yes I did.
I tend to twirl the paper around a lot when I draw any ways, so spinning the book to make the writing loop around and meander wasn't that bad. :D
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ninjaoftheville Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
wonderful, i like it
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kendrawesome Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
gosh.. I want to favorite everything of yours!
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I'm very flattered. :)
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meanbeen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
you really have a great gallery here. this is awesome reminds me of work she is very talented you should check out her work.
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meanbeen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
you really have a great gallery here. this is awesome reminds me of work she is very talented you should check out her work.
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:iconmeanbeen:
meanbeen Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
you really have a great gallery here. this is awsome reminds me on work she is very talented you should check out her work.
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Gouch Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
ace stuff, mate.
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks. :)
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Catalyst-13-Black Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2007
That's brilliant mate :D I love Poe's work, and that really does suit :bow:
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carrieOnagreenhill Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
i like your brianz
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:iconkittyvane:
kittyvane Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like my brains too and am rather attached to them. :D
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carrieOnagreenhill Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
jajajajaja
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malice-and-lace Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007   Writer
I love this! I absoluetly adore Poe. This is so unique ^-^ + fav!
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angelidollinda16 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
I really like your style! The colors are lovely!
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evelienzariel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
Oh, my. That skull is so CUTE!!!!! (And so is Poe, but that's taken for granted, right?) Oh, I like your art...it is so CUTE!!!!
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2006
Very awesome!
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:iconchilliy:
chilliy Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006
very lovely!!
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tin797 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006
Ohh, your sketchbook must be filled with beautiful drawings! Must get one to practice or I will never get any better.
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Hollyyy Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005   Writer
YAY POE AND THE RAVEN!
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:iconfrootyness:
Frootyness Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Wow - great illustration concept for a great poem @_@ :+fav:
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