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Raven+DEATH+, memento mori by Opaca Raven+DEATH+, memento mori by Opaca
acrylic ond canvas (60x80cm)

a raven, for my final project, in which the raven symbolizes DEATH.
(this one says: memento mori.)

tried to get this very special purplish-bluish shimmer on its feathers~ dunno if one can see it very well.

tell me what you think, what you don't like and what you like, if there's something one could like about it xD
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:iconmissdanifox:
MissDaniFox Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
I love it! Great work!
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:iconawakenedguardian:
AwakenedGuardian Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this! I imagine this raven to be a gigantic, towering beast!
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
never thought about its size…but gigantic fits quite well actually :meow:
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:iconawakenedguardian:
AwakenedGuardian Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahaha! It's just the exact kind of perception it gives off.
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:iconcrowdxb:
CrowDXB Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist
so cooooooool
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol thx :D
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:icondarknicto:
DarkNicto Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Ok, I couldn't resist :P
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:iconmoddeydoo:
MODDEYDOO Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I love it, but personally would have liked to see it whitout the lettering. But that is probaly just me. I see you have used aacryllics, you should be able to quite easy lay on some blues and greens to lift the black. And maaybe the light space with the writing could be darkened, but hey that is only how I see it. I think you can be proud of this work :-)
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Opaca Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for your comment! well, the thing with the lettering and the space that could be darkened is, like you said, a personal opinion :) but without the lettering it would look quite empty i think...
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:iconmoddeydoo:
MODDEYDOO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
My opinion is only on of many, so please don't take it personally, I think its a wonderful piece of work, so you go ahead and do some mor. Luckily we are all different, and thats what makes it so great to be part of a thing like dA, as you get a lot of input on your work :-)
I'd love to see some more of your work, so please stay in touch :-)
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Opaca Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh i didn't take it personally at all, because of course everyone has another opinion : D

thanks a lot x3

yes, i will :D
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:iconmoddeydoo:
MODDEYDOO Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh I'm glad. You take care care, and keep doing some more wonderful picture for us more mortals to behold ;-)
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll try my best :D
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:iconmoddeydoo:
MODDEYDOO Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Good :-)
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured:[link]
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you sooo much x333
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:iconwintersmagic:
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure, stunning work :heart:
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:iconfreetheraven:
freetheraven Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
That's so cool!!!!! I love it. But I'm a horrible painter, so....Well, I STILL LOVE IT!!!!!!!
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, thank you : D
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twilit-hylian77 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Remember you must Die...
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:iconborsic:
borsic Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
they say death
she comes on silent wings
they say how
peace and quiet she brings
they say that
death like an angel sings

all lies!
death is agony that screams
death is unraveling of seams
death is nothing that redeems
instead
death is the end of all your dreams
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Ahem. Well that turned out much more morbid than I meant to - but I do like your painting, especially the feathers and composition. Good work!
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like your poem :) but i don't agree with the first part, nor i agree with the second part. because no one knows. death has many faces i think. and sometimes the first part of your poem fits, sometimes the second one does.

and thank you very much : D!
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CrimsonAnaconda Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Wow! This is just awesome!!! Crow is my favorite bird! :D
Well done! :clap:
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks a lot :D mine too ;)
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:iconcrimsonanaconda:
CrimsonAnaconda Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
You're welcome! :D
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:iconscourgex:
ScourgeX Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn, so fucking awesome :)
...and i have weakness for ravens.
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!
same here~ they're the most adorable birds ever.
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ScourgeX Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wholeheartly agree darklady =)
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:iconjerallen:
JerAllen Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Looks wonderful! I really enjoy your style. I like how the detailing is concentrated toward the center of the piece.
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! glad you like it :)
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Queenofdragins Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!Youre very good with acrylics!I love the very detailed face on the raven!I can actually see all the fine lil purples and blues,blacks,and whites that make up its feathers,beak,eyes and skin,its really quite lovely!I love this painting though!You should have painted more of the wing though,or give it more feathers,show off your painted details more :meow:
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Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for your kind comment!
well, i don't have that much time, so i decided to "finish" only the middle part, that's why the rest looks not that outworked ~
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verybluebird Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
INTENSE is all I can say!
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:
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thanatos00701 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
it is very painted. i can't see anything i don't like.
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! glad you can't see something that you don't like~
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Wolfstraene Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
oh wtf. das ist ja, echt geil o___o wow. Hrm, ich würd gern mal nen Raben in nem RPG spielen nen weissen zumindest, aber i.wie bietet sich nirgends die Möglichkeit, okay kein Kommi zum Bild aaalso, dann fang ich an:
lawl....das...das ist so genial o__o so schön düster ^^
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Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
weisse raben haben was unheimlich spezielles an sich...
spielst du rpg im rl?
und vielen dank : D!
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:iconwolfstraene:
Wolfstraene Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
ne, foren rpgs <3
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, oke :3 ja versuch mal in die rolle von einem wahrsager zu kommen... so a la hugin und munin dann (die raben von odin, kannst ja mal wiki fragen wenn du sie nicht kennst). und in irgend einem buch, vlt sogar eragon ich weiss es nicht mehr genau, existiert doch ein weisser raben, der auch ratschläge gibt die man nicht gleich versteht.
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lafraisetagada Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Très beau
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
merci beaucoup (:
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angeldust-nigtmare Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also ich sehe den schimmer und er ist wunderschön<3<3
sehr tolles bild...
aber isses absicht das memento mori spiegelverkehrt geschrieben ist ?
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
danke dir!
ja, natürlich :3 der rabe "sagt" das ja...dh es kommt von seiner seite her, also ist es verkehrt rum.
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angeldust-nigtmare Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
asou okay ^^
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Esktasy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Student General Artist
Dark wings, dark words~ <3

Ich mag es. Besonders gefällt mir daran, wie er mit dem Hintergrund verschmilzt, was ihn um einiges mystischer und bedrohlicher wirken lässt. Und ich mag das weiße, tote Auge *-*
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
x)
danke!
ja das auge...zuerst wollt ichs rot machen...aber fand dann weiss iwie stilvoller und schöner C:
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:iconthepavi:
ThePavi Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
oha, das ist genial. mit der verlaufenen schrift und der kopf *_* :DD
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:iconopaca:
Opaca Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
vielen dank!
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Daemigor Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
The feathers look great and I think that the blue/purple shimmer look nice too, especially on the wings.

The dripping effect on the wrds are really nice too.

All in all, wonderful piece :heart:
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