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Australian Magpie - Totem by Ravenari Australian Magpie - Totem by Ravenari
Australian Magpie as Totem

The Australian magpie represents a diverse array of meanings, being a common animal in Australia (though it is not actually a magpie technically speaking, as it is not a corvid) and also a positive animal guide, representing success and self-protection.

You can see the full write-up on Australian Magpie here:
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illo's board, metallic paint, pencil, watercolour pencil, fineliner.
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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CDS-03 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The energy in this one is explosive! :D
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phunkii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2009
My prints arrived today. They look amazing !!
I'll be getting more next week I think :D
I love your pictures they're so beautiful :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay, so glad you like them!
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phunkii Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
This image is amazing. I'm so in love with it. I'm coming back to buy a print next week :D
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooo, awesome! Thank you! :D
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maycelestia Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great sense of dynamism from the magpie and background. Never knew it wasn't an actual magpie ^^;
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Heh, thank you!
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GleipnerTapestry Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Photographer
Yep, that's what it looks like when its dive bombing me and the dog. All the shards around it are my shattered self confidence with walking near gum trees...the evil eyebrows rule!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
roffle. I love magpies.
I've had more violent swoopy experiences with willie wagtails!
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Drunken-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
absolutely love the style, colours, the movement, the huge "wave" that washes over me everytime I take a look at it :D :+fav:
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PreciousNothin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
that's fantastic
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Rawksan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
About this one, I wanted to say exactly what Azerane said; "..the sense of movement and the lay of colour. Really spectacular."
I'm totally amazed!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, I'm experimenting more with animal movement and more dynamic animal poses and I think it's paying off. :)
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Azerane Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this one, the sense of movement and the lay of colour. Really spectacular.
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meleemonkey Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Great picture! I love the background. The colours and shapes used look really nice.
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wendyf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Very nice. One of my fave Oz birds, they're also called Australian Nightingales...and yeah the swooping really hurts, they have very hard beaks.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Australian Nightingales, what an apt name. I love them.

I've rescued a few before (injured ones) and yeah, they're beaks are pretty painful. Owies.
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AkinaWolf Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty, I love the birds face :D
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! They have a very fierce face in real life. :)
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Telucea Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Wow, you've got such an amazing style... I love the colors!!
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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PeppermintAddict Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Student General Artist
Neat color transition. I never knew there was an Australian Magpie.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Well it's not technically a magpie, but it fills an ecological niche, as we have no actual corvid magpies. So a completely different bird evolved to fill it. :)
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umbreons-shadow Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Ohhh! I love the pink in the background and the light green that you've used in it!

It's a beautiful magpie. :D
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AnnieMsson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool as always! I like how you toned the background from pink to white. It gives the feeling he's headed somewhere.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome, thank you! :D
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bonzaialsatian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
beautiful.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:) thank you muchly.
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squizzlenut Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice composition, I like the way the magpie crosses the yellow swirls and the way it's so much lighter on one side than the other. It gives it a real sense of movement.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome, thank you!
They certainly do like to swoop people... dogs... inanimate objects. Heh.
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Eyes-Of-Crystal Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
ohh nice work!
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