Corvus Corvidae Picture

Messengers of derp, err...death!

I love all corvids and thought of illustrating a few of them in stylized manner. First birdbook I borrowed featured 11 corvids. Second one 16. Just to make sure, I sought a list of all corvids, and according to them, there was actually 40 corvus-species. That's how many there are in the picture now. There's in reality even more, if you counted extinct species, but references were tad hard to find, so I focused on living ones.

Included four mythological ravens and crows too:

Huginn, Muninn, Yatagarasu (three-legged crow) and “crow who stole the fire”, carrying it in kangaroo’s pouch, in Australian Aboriginal myth.

Original ink drawing on 50 x 70 cm (19.7 x 27.6 in), scanned and colored in Photoshop CS5.
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