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Oh hey. A finished pencil sketch/thing I did on work breaks, no less. (Commissioned work/portfolio pieces are still being resumed, however, have no fear!)

Crows and a bison skull. If you squint, the crows almost form the shape of the bison, were he still alive. I'm not too great at creating anything visually clever (and I wouldn't consider myself clever overall, regardless of the format of expression) so think of this as another tired cliche. At least I got to do more work with a darker lead (5B) for once. I need to do more of it!

And, if you like this and you like Society 6, you can find this as a print and more here: [link] It will not be offered as a print through dA, but if you want to support my work more directly, you can always note me for a print that I will print myself.

Graphite on paper. Art April Schumacher. Please do not utilize or redistribute, thank you.
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linnsetane Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
Featured here; linnsetane.deviantart.com/jour… - hope you don't mind!
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Nun2artzy Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Could use this as a tattoo or something.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
The hatching on the background crows is amazing, I thought it was a digital filter over it or something
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Criswolf01 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
that's cool
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this!
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Bueshang Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013   Artist
Cool :D
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QuirkyBrainiac Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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SkylaStarDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Amazing! Love it!
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YOB Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would look epic, on the arm of a muscle bound leather wearing hog rider :XD:
Also this is cool artz :)
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MistingWolf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I wouldn't have even noticed how they take the shape of the live buffalo's fur and whatnot if you hadn't said anything. But either way, it's a beautiful piece!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I wonder if I'd put less emphasis on detailing the birds and more on the silhouette, it'd read more... but then again, maybe it works this way, as it's more subtle? I personally have no idea. :XD: Thanks! :)
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NorthWing Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is actually a really nice drawing and I do find it quite clever even if "skulls and birds" is not an unusual concept :) The crow peeking out of the eye socket made me crack a smile.
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Psyartista9 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student General Artist
This is absolutely lovely! I love the fading.
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well nice! cx
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madugongmaria Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
i'd have this as a tattoo if i'd be getting one! (with your permission of course xD)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I'd let you get away with it. :B :lol: Thanks!
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Arixona Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow O.O
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