how to draw a raven
Step 6. How to Draw a Raven
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Uploaded: March 2, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: September 18, 2009
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This tutorial will be on how to draw a Raven. Now most people know what a raven is and what they look like, but what else do you know about them? That is a question that I will answer for you all right now. The common raven can be found in Europe and in Northern America. These birds believe it or not truly are fascinating creatures. The appearance of a raven can be recognized by their sleek bodies, shiny black feathers, and a black beak. Like falcons and hawks, ravens have excellent fling ability; their flying ability can sometimes be seen during mating season. These birds have their flying skills down packed when it comes to finding a mate, collaborating a unique display of dance chases, cleaver dives, and flipping rolls as they soar through the open skies. A fun fact that most people don’t know is that, the raven was a bird honored by Native Americans. The common raven are known by humans to be scavengers, almost like a vulture they just linger around waiting for food to become readily available for the picking, but they are also superb hunters as well and sometimes work in groups when the task becomes to large for a single bird to handle. The diets of a raven consist of eggs, rodents, grains, worms, and even insects. Sometime you will also see them picking at trash left out for the garbage crew. During the winter seasons ravens come together in large flocks to forge. Another interesting fact about the raven is they mate for life, meaning when they find a mate they stay with that one female until death becomes them. A female will usually lay any where between 3 and 7 eggs every spring. The average lifespan of a raven ion the wild is at least 13 years, and they get as long as 26 inches with a wing span of up to 4.7 feet, and only weigh 3 pounds. These birds are a fascinating species and deserve a little more compassion. This tutorial will show you how to draw a raven step by step with easy instructions to follow. I hope you enjoyed this introduction and I bid you happy drawings.

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