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Raven Dance by gyaban Raven Dance by gyaban
Everything photographed and edited by myself.

Creating is so fun. Your emotions, feelings, ideas, experience, are all mixed all together, as something appears from the shadow: it is like putting a part of yourself in an item that will not age, that will see you getting older and die. This time, I laterally tried to put both my wife's and my body on the canvas, arranging them into a winged illusion.

In order to design it, I studied various photos of ravens, then used a wooden miniature model in order to see what positions would work the best. Once set, I photographed us in my home studio accordingly: of course, since we are no dancers, a few things had to be adjusted in post-processing, but I made sure to keep it humanly doable. The head of the raven was a bit challenging: the wooden miniature had no hair so it was not easy to foresee the result before trying out; however I believe her ear as the bird's eye and her hair as its beak work nicely. Finally, there was also a full moon this week, so I took advantage of it and photographed it for the background.

Hope you like it!
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DeaconStrucktor Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really stunning composition; the illusion succeeds wonderfully! :clap:
5umm3rzoom Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so good o_o At first I really tought, That its raven :D
gyaban Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much :-) I am really happy that the illusion worked!
iyulian Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're awesome :)
gyaban Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, very glad you liked it :-)
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