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To the Grave of Lenore

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4.50 / 5.00

Aug 26, 2016 | 1:43 AM EDT
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800 x 946 px
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Hello, everyone!

This is my first time entering into a DrawWithJazza Challenge and I couldn't be more excited! I decided to paint the famous American poet, Edgar Allan Poe. His surroundings are based on elements from his poems and stories. The "characters" I chose to include are the ravens (even though technically there is only one in the story). I tried adding characters and elements from other works of his, but I felt the "impact" was lost when I did, so I stuck with just the iconic bird from his most famous poem.

This was the first time I ever painted in only black-and-white, which proved to be more of a challenge than I was expecting! I didn't realize how heavily I relied on variations in color to convey shape and texture. Also, blacks and dark, dark grays are really hard to get to not look "muddy". But all-in-all, I think the piece turned out exactly as I had envisioned it in my head, which I suppose is the most important thing in the end!




Rated 4 / 5 stars

Wow I really like the way you captured his facial expression, he looks as if he has seen his fair share of pain and torment in his days. I really enjoy the medium you used I've always wanted to do a black and white painting


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

the emotion and exspersion in this is great. so is the design and detail