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Totem Spirit-Raven by Ellyevans679 Totem Spirit-Raven by Ellyevans679
Raven holds the secrets of life and death in the inky blackness of her feathers.

Raven is our shadow self, inhabiting a realm beyond time and disappearing within the light.

Associated with the darker aspects of our character, Raven shows us how to face our demons and see them as they truly are.

She brings courage and honor, enabling us to go into the concealment of our inner self and bring out our true self; resolving inner conflicts that have long been buried.

Strongly associated with magic and healing, Raven has amazing sight and perspective and can 'see' the past, the present, and the future all at once.

With the Raven totem, we can solve complex problems, make transformative changes in our life; take unformed thoughts and dreams and make them reality.

Raven encourages us to tune in to our own personal power, our own wildness and defend our own truths.

Level 3 entry for :icondarkart-challenges: "Know your Totem" challenge.
Yay! Won first place :woohoo:

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:iconkuoma-stock: Model [link]
:iconashensorrow: Background [link]
:iconorzel: Wings [link]
:iconrockstock: Feathers [link]
:iconamaries-stock: Crow [link]
:iconperoni68: Crow [link]


The rest is own resources or has been painted using my Wacom Intuos 4 in Photoshop CS5.5

OTHERS FROM MY TAROT and TOTEM MYSTIC SERIES


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Manwathiell Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
You were certainly able to capture the Raven spirit... charming work!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:hug: :heart: :tighthug:
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CherryChimes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful and well done. And it's so cool to see my own spirit totem like this. Great work.
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Mirella95 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Incredible and unbeliavable beautiful!!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Mirella for your kind comment :hug:
:heart: Elle
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful job !:heart:
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Zaks :icondance-4u:
:heart: Elle
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome Elle!:blowkiss:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I looooove it!!:wow:
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D :D Thanks Athina. It was fun working with the colours on the black feathers.
:heart: Elle
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Beautiful colors and textures. Great work. :)
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Tammy...thanks for your support my friend :hug:
:heart: Elle
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faryewing Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been away from the group for awhile. Have to say that this is STUNNING!
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like it..thank you :hug:
:heart: Elle
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:iconnoitusan:
Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Awesome work! :thumbsup:
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ahkam, always lovely to hear from you :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
It's always my pleasure, Elle. :hug:
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Whitehorse7577 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Love it man!
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Amber :D
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:iconnitchwarmer:
nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats on the first place winning entry @ #DarkArt-Challenges
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG thanks! It was my birthday yesterday and I've been away for a few weeks and just checked into dA and saw your message. AND I'm really really glad to see you back on deck and hope you are feeling well again Max my friend. I wish there was a big icon for hugs of all kinds :)
:heart: Elle
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nitchwarmer Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im back but its funny, Im not getting much better. I mean they say I will but when.
Congrats again Im glad you had a safe trip. :hug:
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Kuoma-stock Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work!
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Janna :hug:
:heart: Elle
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:iconozplasmic:
ozplasmic Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loves the raven :clap:
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:iconellyevans679:
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you have a totem animal. I dream a lot about whales and see them lots when I'm out walking on the coast. Whenever I walk with one particular friend we see the same eagle.
:heart: Elle
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3dstage Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Amazing colours! I love the feathers and the sprinkles of light, she looks like a wonderful fantasy. This is one I would love to see hanging on my wall. Awesome work Elle :heart:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're the best Stagey..thank you :D :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work dear :)
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Yousif :blowkiss:
:heart: Elle
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Th3EmOo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure Elle :heart:
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Villenueve Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
More than beautiful: superb!,I love your work dearest!:hug:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really happy you like it dear :blowkiss: :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful! :clap:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Jörg :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Bergkristalle Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you`re welcome Elle! :hug:
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AshenSorrow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconwowplz: Absolutely amazing! :woohoo: now this is a MASTERPIECE!! :faint: You are a fantastic Artist :excited: :clap:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw thank you you guys....you rock!! :woohoo:
:heart: Elle
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL WORK
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :blowkiss:
:heart: Elle
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RAIS1 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :)
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
wow..this amazing dearest Elle, the colors are fantastic and her angle perfect..I enjoyed the reading. I'm truly fascinated by Ravens, I have seen them wild up close..such wise creatures. One very early foggy autumn morning (up north in the country) they circled above some left over meat in the woods, they were many and it was simply ghostly to hear there special sound in the fog. I adore Ravens, such amazing big birds!! So full of myths and symbolic value. Best of luck, dear :heart:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my friend. I would have liked to spend some more time on it and do more with the light and the mask, but have been so busy with work I can't indulge my art for as many hours as I would like. Max over at Dark Art Challenges was having a Shaman Totems challenge and since I'd been working on this series I thought it would be a perfect one to enter.

Your raven story is wonderful. I always imagine you living so close to nature, walking with your dog in the woods and the snow. I think of you as my fairytale friend. :hug:
:heart: Elle
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Your so welcome dear Elle!! I desperately need to buy a new laptop. I'm thinking of Asus G75VW, I can't do anything in ps atm..and that is really horrible..sadly I also lost my beloved little girl June 5th,,and I'v been crying ever since. I love her beyond words, she was my angel eye :faint: I managed to create a little post here, to her honor and also posted the very last pic taken of her, I'm holding my arms around her!! Ohh it's so sad, this spring has unfortunately dealt me with quite alot of sadness so far :( and there is no summer here, only wind, rain, and more rain. Hopefully it will get better, my holiday is coming up soon!!

I loved what you wrote about me beeing your fairytale friend, ohh how I miss those walks with her,,and how empty my rooms are now!! :hug:
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am so very sorry to hear your news. :tighthug:
I have missed many of my friends journals lately as I don't visit dA for as long and just fave and run. I know how much she meant to you and that she had been sick for a while. You have had a very sad time my friend and I hope things get better for you soon. I know your little one would have passed in safety and love because you cared for her as much as you could. I will always still imagine you walking with her. :sadangel:
:heart: Elle
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xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I bought a mini computer today an asus, so at least I will be able to communicate, pay bills, browse around..my old one broke down..all things at once. I hope to get a new powerful computer for autumn so that I can start working again on some art..
I picked up her urn last week, so she's home were she belongs with me..we will walk, over fields, in woods, in dreams..until we meet again some sunny day.:pray: Thank you so much, dearest Elle!! :hug:
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abftg Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
wonderful image reflects your totem well
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Andrew :hug:
:heart: Elle
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II-S Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Wow ! Another great totem creation ! And another :+fav: :D
:hug:
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