Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The Raven King Was Not Amused

The theme on 3 Muses today is "blackbirds", so I took the opportunity to make another page for the book I've (slowly) been working on! I'm not quite sure what his beef is, but he's clearly not impressed! LOL

The rulers were stamped first, then masked off while the bubble wrap was stamped at the left and right edges. Everything was then masked again and the suit and tie was stamped, then also masked while bubble wrap was stamped in the background then "knocked back" with white acrylic paint. Finally the head and crown were stamped, cut out and applied, then the row of smaller ravens was stamped.

A combination of promarkers and distress inks were used for colouring, and the text was computer printed. As ever, click on the image for a larger view :)

41 comments :

indybev said...

He does look rather arrogant and downright annoyed! I love it. Thanks so much for bringing your talent to our challenge, Dan. We hope you make us a habit!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent. What a wonderful art piece.

terri d. said...

very nice piece and i do agree, he looks a bit niffed!

Kelly said...

love this! what a great raven stamp!

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful piece full of character and attitude- love this!

narutopenguingirl said...

Thanks so much for the giggle! :) That's very cute.

Sandy said...

Wow Dan this is stunning.
He looks great.

Rein said...

This is great, love your raven stamp!

Rosie said...

A relative of Queen Victoria maybe, Dan? *grins* Love this one and I must return to see what else you've been up to! =)

johanna said...

it is really fun and i love the bright colors!

misteejay said...

A black bird with 'tude LOL another great piece Dan.

Toni :o)

Femmy said...

love it!! it's great!!

Astrid Maclean said...

What a fun piece, love it!

TinaB said...

OMG!! Dan this is great!! x

mary.kg said...

Un roi Corbeau c'est très très sérieux , pas le temps de rire ni même de sourire ! votre carte me plait !
Mary.KG

http://truutske.blogspot.com/ said...

Gorgeous piece . Yes I love it!!

Hels Sheridan said...

Ooooh I love this...need to see it in the real .. next weekend suit ya??? I reckon his beef is that someone went and dressed him up and he can't move his wings LOL x

Taluula said...

This one really made me chuckle Dan, and I love your style too. Thanks for joining in and we hope to see you here again.

LiveArt said...

What a fun and arrogant raven :)) love your piece!!

Linda

voodoo vixen said...

Love your regal balckbird Dan, he looks brilliant! This is going to be a fab book when it done!!

Alix said...

oh i love it...and i know how he feels!! lol

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Looks fab :D

Tuire Flemming said...

Hi Dan! I just found your blog.
Love your raven and the whole blog!

Artyjen said...

I'm very amused...love it :)
xoxo

Kathy2eggs said...

Wonderful artwork. So glad I found your blog. I'm enjoying all your back posts.

Jackie said...

I love everything about this, Dan - the background, the demeanour of the blackbird - it's wonderful.

tea_bag said...

He clearly has a beef about something lol alma

Andrea said...

very different Dan and just great x

Janet Ghio said...

Love the Raven King!!!

Lorraine said...

excellent and rather aloof

Linda Ledbetter said...

Dan, this is RAD! I love the green and black bubble wrap background. It's grunge perfection! You masking is impeccable, too. Nicely done!

vintagesusie said...

Great Blackbird piece friend!!! Thanks for sharing...
Smiles,
Susie

Linda Elbourne said...

Fabulous work Dan ... My favourite page so far and of course he is annoyed .... clearly you have been telling him jokes and as usual they just aint funny :0)

Shar said...

Magnificient!

Karin said...

Love this raven and his attitude...So great!

Rosie said...

Oh he's FAB - great work Dan!

Lyn said...

That's one right royal raven. Scary. But Right Royal!

Daphne said...

Very fun piece!

Silvia said...

That's fantastic.

Lori said...

LOVE this - it's kind of how I feel this week w/ 3 kids home on Spring Break!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

But I'm amused. Colors, design, all is perfect.
Huga Anja

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