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Raven by spiritsighs Raven by spiritsighs

The raven calls as the sun goes down,
warm waters at my feet, the moister
trickles down my spine as I wait in
admiration, silence golden, peace
in harmony, rescued by spirits of

Listen to the awe of dawn's waiting,
quietly she walks, there souls saving,
as you and I wade through rivers of
life, the rush of knowing that bonds
grow in the coolness of time's dew.

The eyes black, look through my soul
as the sound begins to cry, what then
is control when angelic wings fly

Curiosity of shining symbols will the
raven crave, the tree tops sway to the
weight of its settled nest, there in
the branches covered for its heart's

The raven takes with it control
of situations, no soul of
condemnation, for pure

A poem by my mother

I just decided to change the size a bit for personal reasons and to add a border to the sides for prints (hopefully it will be approved).

Credits and thanks:
• columns, grass, and "sky".
• my own brushes.
• my mom for her lovely poem.
• *Sabrine for the beautiful stock image!
• ~slayryder & ~TheSquab for helping me sort out the details and that "shitty grass"!
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Given 2005-03-02
Soft, smooth, and hauntingly elegant, you should fear the Raven by *spiritsighs... ( Suggested by leliathomas and Featured by ekud )
RogerioGuimaraes Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
Excellent work.
InkberrysQuill Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Professional Writer
Your beautiful work (with credits) has been featured in my blog! (If you do not wish this feature, message me and I will remove it.)

Blessed Be.
theaatkinson Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
it's gorgeous. it would make the perfect cover for my ebook. even stilll, it's just stunning to look at. thanks for sharing.
wallawallaw Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
wow, this is just fantastic, both the poem and the pic
telmamalandi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very great job! fav
jaro78 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Very beautiful!!!!
Noirin-Stock Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful !! I love your work !!!
Your whole gallery is just amazing !
wintersmagic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Breathtaking, featured:[link]
ravenator94 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Ooooh...The posture, the background, the model...This..This is just too much! :faint:
Wonderful masterpiece!
SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal today!
dewdropsoothing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
awesome poem[link]
KatieJade Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's beautiful :) I felt all warm inside x
notorius-insomnia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
I love the colors and the softness.
It's very beautiful.
Gaaras-girl14 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
that looks exactly like a friend of mine. no joke. and her nickname at school is raven.
MysteriousFoxGirl Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
thats so pretty!!!
Hanabi-93 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I love it!
Memoria-in-Aeterna Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
Wonderful work! The poem along with it is truly beautiful, too! Amazing =]
Crazywulf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful..and your mother's poem as well
TomAraya1981 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG!!! this is impressive :wow:
TSLoire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is a very nic epiece of digital art here ^^

Kind of dramatic in a calm way.
Oolena Featured By Owner May 30, 2008
some thing special for you [link] :heart:
Cique Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I featured this in my journal
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
That's amazing!
seainside Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
CindysArt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Love it!! :clap:
Smiling-Vixen Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist
This is a beautiful Picture and I love your mothers poem.
fingirl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
Very beautiful!
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! :heart:
shadowleoparddreams Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Stunning. I love this one too.
JaWit Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
very gracefully ............. very
dchon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of the better pieces I've seen with the grass blended in :)

Very beautiful poem by your mother as well :aww:
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much! :D
Sivle6 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007 im speechless...this work looks like a painting.. like a hand drawn painting.. how cai i achive that in photoshop??.. can you tell me how? really its beautyful.. and your mothers poem.. lovely!..
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have a photoshop plugin called "neat image" that reduces the noise in images, and ran this over the woman to give her a very smooth look. I also use the smudge tool on a pretty low setting (around 20-30) and smudge in areas to give it a sort of painted look.

Here are a few tutorials that might help you achieve this look. They really helped me! :hug:
Sivle6 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007
oh really!?.. thank you!!! it sounds easy.. but as allways .. it takes more than that!.lol ill try my best!.. Thanks a lot really
cryingsorceress Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
Great piece :) Love the low saturations.
You should watch out more on the skin -- sometimes it is so smooth that some of the shadows look unrealistic. While her arm glows white, her hand is glowing gray. The tones and colors don't match very well. You can fix that with a layer of hue/saturation. Some sharpening on the outer edges on her body would look good too, to make her more distinct from the background (a part of her skirt looks like it could using more cutting).
Everything else is lovely though. I love how you painted the hair. It flows very nicely. The little details on the grass and vines are very well done.

I guess that I'll give you critique on a few pieces per day. Tell me if you want me to stop :]
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are really great with noticing detail! sometimes i get so lost in the image, and really miss a lot of things like that. thank you so much again hun. it means ALOT that you've taken the time out to help me improve. :hug:
cryingsorceress Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
No problem!
I will try to go through your gallery more later on this week. I'm glad that you take critique so well :) Not everyone is open-minded and courageous enough in taking steps to improve.
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I think a lot of ppl are afraid to give more critique in fear of hurting someone's feelings - but I think it's very helpful for me personally. I guess it depends on the way it's given. Some ppl can be hurtful and blunt with their opinions rather than trying to help.
Sixkiller2 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007
Lovely.....I love the tones.
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
sianbannana Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
sianbannana Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
Your Welcome
lui-ser Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
You leave me speechless!
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awe thanks :)
lui-ser Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm the one who thanks. Keep on with the great work.
KamiKai Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007  Student Photographer
So feminine, graceful and beautiful :heart:
spiritsighs Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
KamiKai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student Photographer
Anytime :giggle:
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