Hello! I found an awesome, royalty free reference
photo of a raven by "SalsolaStock" on deviant
and began a digital painting/study of it.
Before long I had a good beginning...and started
tinkering with an appropriate background for it.
Since I've lived in the southwest for a
number of years, and have driven and hiked
through a lot of terrain...I decided to put
him in that kind of environment.
I used a photograph of buzzards I
took near the Salt River east of Phoenix, for
the two distant birds in the background sky.
I finished this one in July...and
had a great time painting it!
Read more about this image on my blog.
Image: Copyright 2012, Jephyr (Jeff Curtis), All Rights Reserved