About This Course
“El Cuervo aka The Raven” is a fantastic project that began when a friend asked me to make a set of watercolor paints. I couldn’t resist the opportunity to test the paints in a painting, and the result was fabulous! Even though I sell my own handcrafted paints on RippledWaves.com, you can use any brand for this project.
This is a fabulous opportunity to explore your creativity and nourish your soul. There is something mesmerizing about the Raven, and I can guarantee that this project will bring you joy and satisfaction. Whether you are an experienced artist or trying it for the first time, let “El Cuervo aka The Raven” lead you to new heights and inspire you to explore the full potential of your artistic abilities. So, let’s get painting!
Alternative colors are:
>Ivory Black or
>Mixture – Green + Black
>Mixture – Teal + Black
Crow Meaning and Symbolism
Crows are fascinating birds that have intrigued people for centuries. They have long been associated with different meanings and symbolisms across various cultures and beliefs. For instance, the number of birds present in a group and the color of the birds play a crucial role in determining their interpretation. In some religions, they are seen as messengers from the divine world. In contrast, in others, they are considered harbingers of death and darkness.
Overall, crows are often symbolically associated with change, transformation, and rebirth. This is, perhaps, because they are intelligent creatures known for their adaptability and resourcefulness. Their black color has also led some to associate them with the mystery and unknown. Interestingly, while some view crows with fear and negativity, others see them as fascinating and beautiful creatures worthy of admiration.
Whether you are a beginner or experienced artist, this tutorial is designed to help you elevate your work to the next level. Build your proficiency and boost your creativity with our step-by-step instructions and visual guidance. Unleash your inner painter and create stunning artwork today!
A great tool to consider is a heat gun. With its concentrated burst of hot air, a heat gun can efficiently speed up the drying process for a wide range of items, from painted walls to wet clothes. However, it’s always important to exercise caution when using a heat gun, as it can quickly become a fire hazard if not used correctly.
You may already have everything you need to unleash your inner artist! Don’t underestimate the power of what you already have. I have taken the time to carefully curate a supply list that is designed to help you get started on your creative journey. To make things easier for you, this list includes links to some of the best art supplies I have come across, many of which are available on Amazon. Plus, let’s not forget that you can get your hands on some top-notch watercolor paints at my sister site, rippledwaves.com. The possibilities are endless once you have all the tools you need. So go ahead and let your creativity soar!”
This project can be completed in 3 hours or less. If you live in a humid area, it may take longer due to drying time. To speed up the process, I recommend using a heat gun to dry your paints. Keep in mind that this is a pen and ink style project, so it shouldn’t take too long to complete.
I show how to create the little dots around the crows’ eyes using masking fluid as a resist. Masking fluid is a useful product that gives crisp edges. Any brand is fine, but it’s recommended to use a brand with a little color for better visibility. Some brands tend to dry clear, making it hard to see where you’ve applied the resist.
I am available to assist you with any issues you may encounter. Please note that I have a day job which may limit my availability during certain times of the day. However, I will make every effort to respond to you as promptly as possible. You can contact me via email at any time.
In addition, I am able to provide real-time assistance through Zoom if required.