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Quoth the Raven, Nevermore. by Wursu Quoth the Raven, Nevermore. by Wursu
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted–nevermore!

When reading Poe's "The Raven" for the umpteenth time the other night, I just... got this image in my head, and realised I had to illustrate it. So I did. :D I am considerably happy with it; as always there are several things I could have done better, but I am, overall, very happy with it. ^^ Tried some perspective, and I really hope it worked; that it do look as if you're up there (perched upon a bust of Pallas) with the Raven, looking down on the man. Hopefully it does not simply look as if the poor guy is confronted by a giant bird. xD

Black pen, watercolours, coloured pencils, white gel pen (just aliiiittle).
Based upon "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe; [link]
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alekgorn Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOnderfull job, fellow !
ZeNinja101 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg... This is amazing, I love Edgar Allen Poe :D
DeviousClownSmile Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I saw this and thought of Jonathan Crane...
apiarona Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aahh, it's incredible!! I love Poe. :thumbsup: +Fav of course :)
Tobi4hokage2 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
"Once upon a midnight dreary"
I love this poem!
MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Photographer
you've been featured here: [link]

Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Hi! :wave:

Sorry for this cut and paste comment! I featured this awesome deviation of yours in my news article “A Tribute to Edgar Allan Poe”. I hope you don’t mind the feature. If you prefer not to be featured in this article, tell me please and I will do my best to get your deviation removed from it. You can find the news article here: [link] :blackrose:
Wursu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cut and paste ftw!

Why, thank you. ^_^ I'm honoured.
Amarie-Veneanar Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
You're welcome. :-)
moltres93 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! I've always loved that poem :love: Well illustrated, almost exactly the same picture I had in my own mind when I first read it.
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured in my article, Ravens of dA Features, which can be found here [link]
Thank you very much for showing your art! :aww:
Wursu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you! :D
Anotheroutsider Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
Verdokai Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Once, I tried to learn that poem by heart, but I ended up reading about Beren and Luthien instead.

It really suits the poem, this painting, and fits the mood in it really well!
nullwert Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Hey, I wanted to let you know I like this very much and thus used it in my Nevermore-related journal entry. [link]

Thank you for sharing!

Of course, if you object to my linking/using it, let me know and I'll remove it from the journal asap.
Riiva Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
just.... i have no words to describe how awesome this is.
Isa-WP Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
Know you mentioned it, I have problems with see the picture as from above - while I was perched upon a bust of Pallas before I read your comment.
But I can see that the raven is standing on something, so I conclude that he is normal sized and upon something high.
Nice work.
tsunami-ryuu Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007
Lovely! This'd make a great illustration to accompany the poem in a published anthology.
vantid Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It's gorgeous! It does look like the raven is huge, but I would have thought it intentional, it looks good that way, symbolic.
stillme Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Scary scary scary scary >_<
But nicely done! :D
But scary scary >_<
ScytheLust Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Vacker! Verkligen!
jenkesh1 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
I love his facial expression, it's just perfect. I also like that the raven has no pupils, it makes it look quite evil. Nice touch!
Simbelmyne-hills Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
Thats a great piece of work! I think it really captures the feeling of this poem. :)

You might already know, but the awesome neo-pagan band Omnia has made a song out of this wonderful poem;
(if you like it too I can send you the original version(record in a studio) by email. Just let me know if you'd like to receive :) )

Illahie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007  Professional Artisan Crafter
Most favourite work of yours to date.. love that poem and adore that illustration! WONDERFUL work!
ca-aake Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student
Gorgeous! Such a dominating pose for the raven. I love the texture in this piece, especially in the feathers.
beyo Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
I love how mocking the bird looks.
Heidis Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Student General Artist
I love it. I feel like I really can see progress in every image you make.

The lightning and depth look great too.
luve Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
WOAH lady. this turned out beautifully!
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