The Raven (image and poem) (Favorites: 28)

Rhonda Strickland

Sun City, United States

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The Raven a poem by RestLeSsD

The raven flew
In the darkened sky.
A sound was heard,
An echoing cry.

Clouds engulfed the moon,
Mist clung to the ground.
The raven flew on
Was he drawn to the sound?

The murky darkness
Drew him in.
The eerie dampness pulling,
Toward another sin.

The raven flew
Down a long, dark hall
He came to the perch
Near the old cellar wall.

Here he sits
When the moon is high,
He guards the pit
Till the night moves by.

His intended purpose
Shall not be revealed.
For his tongue is silent,
His mind is sealed.

The raven sits,
As the night moves on.
This task is his life,
And he shall stay until dawn.

The raven sits perched
Near a crumbling wall.
He will continue his vigil
Forever heeding this call.

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Apocalyptica – The Unforgiven (by Metallica)

Post processed in PSCS2 & DAP to create this digital colored pencil sketch + watercolor painting.

Original photo:

Other resources:
Textures: my own purchased stock
Various PS brushes from Obsidian Dawn & Falln_stock at Deviant Art
THANK YOU

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This is an old poem I wrote years ago that I have been wanting to illustrate. I freshened it up a bit to go with this image. The original photo (below) was taken with a Nikon CP8400. It was shot this past June while visiting friends Louisiana. It the side door of the church in the Grace Episcopal Church cemetery in St. Francisville, Louisiana, USA.
This is a historic site where a Union soldier was buried in a Southern cemetery during the Civil War in the year 1863. Read about it here: The Day the War Stopped

Post processed in PSCS2 & DAP to create this digital colored pencil sketch + watercolor painting, added an overlaid Fractalius layer.

Original photo:

Other resources:
Textures: my own purchased stock
Various PS brushes from Obsidian Dawn & Falln_stock at Deviant Art
THANK YOU

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