Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Poe and friend

Getting carried away by a muse of sorts...I may need to do a headless horseman, it's that time of year.

Another corvid here.

25 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

this is a very cool drawing .
i am just sorry for the lace closing the beak ....
it is a torture for the poor bird , i know ...

j. said...

not surprisingly, I love this.

so so so so wonderful!
: D


p.s.-what is your favourite poe poem??

Eva said...

Sometimes I wish I could ride a raven,too.
Beautiful drawing, dessin lavé!

subtorp77 said...

I love it! Poe would have used this for his avatar, were he around to-day( I'm sure of it ). I've a Poe spoof of sorts going up, later in the month( most of my posts are centred on Halloween ).

mum said...

or a headless poe on a headless raven; or a poe-headed raven riding a raven-headed poe; or a raven-beaked poe riding a ...wait... a raven-headed beaked poe riding a ...

definitely that time of year.

much cool, Susan. Ride on to Armaggedon.

Titus said...

One of my favourite authors; a poem I could read on loop.
Fabulous image of a fabulous man. And his bird.

The Scrybe said...

Quoth the raven, Nevermore...

snoble24 said...

wow very cool drawing. i totally love it its great for this time of year

Jasmine said...

Susan, I love ravens. If you do an alternative calender please, please, please include this picture. Or at least do a print on Redbubble :)

aleph said...

Poe´s expression is ... so Poe. He seems to have tamed the raven.

subtorp77 said...

Oooh! I like mum's idea of a Poe-headed raven :]

@Scrybe, that's on my header for the month!

Harry 'aka' Mojo said...

So happy I found our site.very cool
and happy to be here today..greetings from San Diego..come see my photo blog at
http://confessionsofaaccidentalrockstar.blogspot.com/

All Good Things!
Harry/Mojo

Isabel said...

Ahhh this makes me want to get Poe off my shelves to read tonight by candlelight ;)

Coffee Messiah said...

Oh yes, I like this one a whole lot.

When I was younger, way back when, my dad took us to Pa to visit his home. I must have read all things poe, and went to bed scared every night for almost a year.

Did I say this was a good one? : )

Totalfeckineejit said...

Edgar Alan Poe sat on a crow
with a little leather saddle
"Why does he do this"
They ask with a hiss
"when were up shit Creek
without a paddle?"

Cool drawing.

Caroline said...

I love it! Love Ravens! Haven't been around much lately so am catching up on your prolific posting! By the way, thanks for choosing Capricious - fun interpretation, sorry I missed it at the time!

matt dawson said...

A total delight in black & white! Is this a run of Poe related illustrations...? My favourite story has always been "The Strange Case Of M. Valdemar" (very creepy). The Imp in the last post is a perfect marriage of image and story... I'd love to see this as a book! I think I like your work so much because there is so much Goreyesque elements and I could really have seen old Ed doing "the barred door" aka "the mislaied keys" aka "the imp of lost things"...:) Sea Urchin... is just perfect too (you're on a roll, hope there's plenty of creative vibes to share around:). As for 'scrobbling', speaking as a Brit, I have never scrobbled, been the victim of a scrobbling or in fact ever heard the term before. I loved the BBC version of "Box of Delights" though. It makes me feel all christmassy to think of it! Sorry not to have done your illustration challenge. If I have time I'd love too before the month is out (I'm pretty busy though so it might only be a little scribbled something at best).

ma grande folle de soeur said...

a serie with authors & their symbols? I like this.. :)

jude said...

a tiny poe...or a big bird?

Tom said...

i say Evermore...go for it.

justdoodleit said...

Mighty impressive Raven! Worthy of Poe.

Celeste Bergin said...

when I was a youngster I memorized the poem Annabel Lee..I loved reciting it..especially the words "chilling and killing my Annabel Lee" Oh, he was deliciously morose. You have made him seem content in his darkness. I like that a lot!

rosedale's 4head said...

please say this will go Ts...

ArtSparker said...

R - well, I usually think my readers are a better judge of these things than I am..so, sure. I also notice that the literary ones seem to be pretty popular over at redbubble.

notmassproduced said...

i love this - is it ink or paint?