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Nevermore by EyeDance Nevermore by EyeDance
Inspired by the poem "The Raven" from Edgar Allan Poe.
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm quite sure the Raven said "nevermore"... yet, wait, I believe Poe predicted this very image creation above:
"And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the
floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted- nevermore! "  

You have certainly done them both justice. Gorgeous, detailed, luxurious rendering, the dark ruby red wax like blood spattered on the legacy of E.A.Poe, this exquisite book (original?)..the background details...and the Raven, sitting, evermore.. :heart:+fav                         
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
My heartfelt thanks to you, Julie. For being so kind and for quoting out of  E. A. Poe's "The Raven" such a fitting stanza, a stanza I wasn't consciously aware off when creating this pic.

The book is, unfortunately, not an original of Poe's works, but a volume from the Brockhaus Encyclopedia from the year 1895. I changed the cover, using a portrait of E. A. Poe, and faking the type to fit into the composition. The background details are actually part of my living room; all I did was moving things closer together to create an uneasy, brooding atmosphere when taking the necessary shots. :-)

Thanks again for your kindness and for your most welcome insights and thoughts.
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jules-101 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, no, I just talk..but I did check to try to find that edition! I couldn't. Now I know why :) I inherited a lot of old books, but am not really a collector of special editions, I just like books, and poems, and The Raven :heart: 
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fterzascarlet Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love the Raven and Poe's other stories
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Webdoll Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
:wow: never have I seen such superb work as this.What an excellent job.This is really very impressive!I absolutely love it!
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Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
For a moment there I didn't know whether the crow was real or not but it looks real did you do manipulation on it? superb work on making it looks very nostalgic and original :painter:
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank you for your very kind words. Nevermore is a photomanipulation consisisting of many parts. Except for the raven, all photos used have been taken by myself. What I couldn't come up with - namely, a good shot of a raven - I bought from a photostock provider. I do have many shots of ravens and crows I've taken myself, but none would fit. Oh well.

Thanks again for such a pleasant comment. :-)
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Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
well you did an excellent job.A Master at work!:painter:
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
This nice deviation is featured in my journal of this week !!

greetz lenZ
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Pretty good for a photomanip - at least, it's better than the ones I do. :XD:
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toll. Mich faszinieren Raben immer und diese Komposition ist sehr stimmungsvoll. Super.
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Vielen Dank für Deinen freundlichen Kommentar. :-)
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baba49 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feature this image in this journal [link] If you have any objections, please let me know and I will remove it. Thank you! :heart:
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009
Hey, thanks a lot for the feature. And I've got no objections at all! How could I? It's a honour! :-)
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Hey-Bud-Joey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
thats so awesome!!!!
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Thank you lots, I'm glad you like that bird. :-)
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Hey-Bud-Joey Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
no problem :D
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
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:jawdrop: Hey sag mal wieso kenne ich dieses geniale Teil noch nicht !!! :confused:

Höchste Zeit es jetzt sich jetzt zu krallen ... meins :deviation:

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:iconeyedance:
EyeDance Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Ich weiche der Gewalt und gebe den Raben daher in neue Hände. :D Er hätte es schlechter treffen können. Solange Du ihn nicht wegen Vogelgrippeverdacht hinrichtest, ist alles ok. :-)
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EYELIGHTZONE Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
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Ich glaube das würden dann auf eigene Gefahr meine Katzen erledigen ! :lmao:

ne aber mal im Ernst, das Bild ist wircklich klasse ! :thumbsup:
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ztormbringer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Astounding! This is a great piece of work.
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Thank you. Your praise feels good. :-)
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ztormbringer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is one of the best Poe inspired pieces I've run across.
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
Thank you very much, that's a very encouraging comment. Makes me feel glad. :-)
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liolta Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Wow this is beautiful!!! Truly amazing work!
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Thank you heaps for your kind comment. :-)
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liolta Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
You are most welcome! ^^ It really is a beautuiful piece and goes with the poem very well!
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello :wave:

You are featured in my news article: [link]
If you don't want to be seen there, I will delete the article.

Have a nice day,
Kaye
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
I'm honoured by your feature, Kaye, so you won't hear me complain. :-) I thank you, this comes a nice surprise, truly unexpected.
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome... I always try to spread very good works around :giggle: Even when I'm not that popular :hug:
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008
Popularity is not indicative of a special gift or great art, so never fear! Stay true to yourself and you'll be liked for who you are and what you do. :-)
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes, I know =)
Thanks :hug:
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Alizee103 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008   Photographer
Really nice, I love the mood but I have to be honest about the fact that that bird could be blended a little better, especially the "feet" and the tail... these parts are a little to pasted. IMHO.
Apart from that, great work!!!
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008
Thank you. I work with a screen that's optimized for color and print workflow, and here, that bloody bird doesn't look too artificial, it blends in rather softly. But after your comment I checked on Carol's new shiny laptop computer. Because hers got higher contrast and cooler colors, the frigging bird does not look very natural. And its right leg is a fake anyway. I got to make a habit of checking such stuff on Carols gear after finishing. This might help to better control the average appearance. A difficult task because hardly any two screens display pictures the same way.

Another weakness of this manipulation can be found in its different light sources. The candle, the lamp, and an unseen small (and virtual) window with daylight which highlights the raven and Poe's portrait on the cover of the book. To adjust colors and shadows in a convincing way was - as they would say in Australia, and probably in California too - a bitch. I lost patience and nearly deleted the whole thing. Finally, I shrugged my shoulders and submitted it with mixed feelings. And I got away with it, mostly, except for your keen and unerring eye. I hope that one day I'll come up with something to trick even you into believing what you see. :D
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Alizee103 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008   Photographer
I know what you are talking about... I always try to see my pictures on different monitors but as you say, it never appears the same...
I'm sure you are perfectly able to "fool" anybody. They say: practice makes perfect. So keep up the good work ;)
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MtPvonExplodingArt Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow, das hast du gemacht ???????
:hungry: wo bleibt der Nachschub????

Sieht aus wei ein Werbeplakat für die Neuverfilmung von "The Raven"

Bruno, das ist mal echt eine super Arbeit und ich kann Carol nur zustimmen, mach mehr davon ;-)
Instant fav !!!!!!!:-)
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2008
Lieber murdoc, danke für die Blumen - oder sogar Blumenstrauss, müsste man fast sagen. Das mit dem Nachschub ist etwas unbestimmt; ich arbeite nicht gerade rasend schnell, und oft zweifle ich an den Dingen, die ich kreiern will. Dann bleibt halt schon mal was liegen oder wird von mir als "hopeless" taxiert und vernichtet.

Wusste gar nicht, dass The Raven jemals verfilmt wurde. Ich bin mit E. A. Poe aufgewachsen, weil die Mutter eines Schulkollegen uns seine Geschichten und Gedichte machmal an Winterabenden vorgelesen hatte. Zu diesen Vorlesungen servierte sie jeweils selbstgebrauten Rumpunsch. Vielleicht nicht unbedingt das optimale Getränk für 10-jährige, aber geschmeckt hat's trotzdem. Sie war Österreicherin, mit Kinderlähmungsschäden (am Gehstock) und permanentem Kopftuch (die Gebrüder Grimm lassen grüssen); also eine recht passende Figur für Poe's seltsame Erzählungen. Diese denkwürdigen Abende fanden allerdings nur statt, wenn die gewalttätgen Brüder meines Schulfreundes und der ewig besoffene Ehemann und Vater ausser Haus waren. In diesem Haushalt wurde schon mal mit einer Winchester auf Familienmitglieder geschossen, zu anderen Zeiten machten Wurfmesser die Luft eher ungesund. Eine nicht alltägliche Familie, die machmal recht verunsichernd auf mich wirkte.
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MtPvonExplodingArt Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2008   Digital Artist
Wow, na da bekommt man ja nen ganz speziellen Zugang zu den Geschichten von [link] :-)
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bindii Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
:love: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Congrats! Ist absolut Klasse geworden! Ich wünsche mir, dass Du mehr Manips machst! :hug: :blowkiss:
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EyeDance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Allerliebsten Dank. And I'll try my best! :-)
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bindii Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Gerne geschehen! :) You're my best Darling! :heart: :blowkiss: :hug:
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