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Shanghai (Feb 25, 2005) — edit
In some parts of Australia it can get so hot during the summer that crows fall from the sky dead.
Shanghai (Feb 25, 2005)
drawn in 31 min
staci (Feb 25, 2005)
nice gradientness..i like this alot
concannon (Feb 25, 2005)
Aw, poor crows. Very pretty, though. I like the softness to the loose feathers.
spiritdweller (Feb 25, 2005)
no bird, or anything for that matter, deserves a death like that.... crows freak me out, yeah.. but... let it rain.
Shanghai (Feb 25, 2005)
drawn in 23 min
Thanks for the comments. I tried maintaining the softness in the feathers and the gradients in this version. I don't often work with such strong reds, or any reds really.
Shanghai (Feb 25, 2005)
drawn in 10 min
Just a few minor adjustments to the colors of certain feathers and now I'm done.
respyre (Feb 25, 2005)
really like this one. effective colors + strokes
Shanghai (Feb 25, 2005)
Thanks, I was a painter before going digital so I tend to lean toward strokes and textures in my digital work too.
Urei-sama (Feb 25, 2005)
thats pretty intence
Pence (Feb 25, 2005)
The concept and overall feel of this picture is beautiful.
DeadlyBlondeArcher (Feb 25, 2005)
Reminds me of something an anasazi might have depicted on a rock. It gets that hot in Texas, but I guess the crows can take it, maybe because they are bigger. lol
davincipoppalag (Feb 25, 2005)
I can feel the heat in that sky .This is great.
Gigge (Feb 25, 2005)
This looks like a phoenix to me falling to the flame where it will be turned to ash before rising again. I've never heard of a bird that wasn't shot jus drop from the sky like that. I guess I'll have to avoid flying in Australia. :)
Shanghai (Feb 26, 2005)
Not just crows though, from what I've heard ducks in the US and elsewhere have a problem that during flight their hearts beat so fast they're at risk of mid-air heartattack. Apparently there's been a few cases of ducks falling on people, killing whomever they fell on as well.
spiritdweller (Feb 26, 2005)
:( aw... they're so sweet, they peck my toes at the lake nearby ... hehe
Gigge (Feb 26, 2005)
Lol, redpanda. I've never heard of this. Sounds like cause for a visit to snopes.com. ;)
Shanghai (Feb 26, 2005)
Well the one about the crows I heard on Animal Planet a few years back if I remember right, and the ducks I heard about from one of my teachers a couple days ago. Something about an Indian saying about how you never know what's going to happen and people can't be too full of themselves and their abilities since one day a duck just might fall on them...
spiritdweller (Feb 26, 2005)
everyone duck!
Gigge (Feb 26, 2005)
Yeah...I guess that's one way to get a meal....
spiritdweller (Feb 26, 2005)
:O... well I never. eew... too sweet.
thug (Feb 27, 2005)
I am so glad this made the showcase. When I first saw it I kept thinking, is it me, or is this really an incredible emotional piece? Then I thought, I would buy this if I saw it in an art gallery (I have lot's of origional art in my home). Great job on this piece!
Shanghai (Feb 28, 2005)
Here's what happened, told in ascii, when I noticed this in the showcase. First I was like O_?, and then I was like O_O!, and then I was like =^_^=
no-angel (Apr 4, 2005)
I love all the colors in the sky.
I like how soft and feathery the bird looks.
I also like the little feathers floating down.
I learned something from this since I didn't know birds could die from getting to hot. I mean they often fly pretty close to to the sun. Guess I just never stopped to think about it before.
Very cool. :)
Congrats on the showcase by the way. :D
Veralidaine_Sarrsari (Apr 29, 2005)
its sooo pretty but thats sooo sad about the crows!!!!!!!!!! I will save the crows!!!!!!!!!!! save crows!!!!!!!!!.......
TRIP (Apr 29, 2005)
this is beautiful. The rich reds oranges and yellows blend perfectly :) Great job!
Qwerty_Wittle_Fawah (Jul 19, 2005)
That is so sad :( But I love the DARK bird and the background is colored....very nice
oneironaut (Jan 7, 2011)
... but does it happen by the thousands?

I saw this and thought something was drawn this week and showcased. wild.
rhylast (Jan 14, 2011)
really pretty, yet morbid.
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