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Another favorite subject

So,I have done multiple drawings of cats and bicycles. But there is one darker subject that I haven’t mentioned. Dark in color and reputation, I find they add life and vitality to the gray days of late fall and early winter. Of course, crows.

The misunderstood critters are associated with Morrigan, pagan goddess of war and fate.

Quoth the raven “Nevermore “. Oh,yes. Death. Comes to us all.

Death makes way for new life. Also, for those who believe, as I do, death makes way for another existence, either in reincarnation or heaven.

But enough about death. Here’s a new drawing with crows in it!

Another rainy day picture. I lost the figure of the person in the raincoat scurrying to stay dry.

Another time.

Quoth the Raven, “You’re Giving Me a Bad Rap”.

One thing about Danbury…there’s lots of crows.  It kind of freaked me out at first, I usually associate them with death.  I also tend to, when living in NYC, associate crows as one of the only birds that would be around in the winter, to pick at garbage.  It’s not a compelling subject matter.

Once a long time ago, in another  condo complex, in another city in Connecticut, I found a woman caring for a crow.  I was a bit surprised, but she told me the crow had broken his wing and she had nursed him back to health.  Since she had the same associations with crows as I do, she looked up (in days prior to Google) crow’s behavior, and was quite impressed.  Among other things, they care for their elderly.

So, enough about stereotypes.  Crows Rule!  Here’s the sketch20151216_162452