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Bearded Vulture - Lammergeier as Totem by Ravenari Bearded Vulture - Lammergeier as Totem by Ravenari
Also known as Gypaetus barbatus


‘Lucky or unlucky, I’ve been seen as both, and each comes with its consequences. The truth is, the perception of luck has less to do with me, and more to do with you. But if you’ve noticed me in your life, perhaps you’ve noticed a change in your luck as well.

Me, I’m more concerned with getting to the marrow of a matter rather than the surface interpretation. Me and death, we go way back. It’s not the flesh of life I want, but the bones, the glorious once-life within. You can tell a lot about a life by examining the bones of it. The quality of the marrow. Perhaps I am too harsh in the way I get to the truth of the matter, but it’s necessary sometimes to break something in order to find something good, hearty, wholesome.

I am the one who can find wisdom in something long after everyone else has given up on it. And you, stubborn student or willing wanderer, I can find the wisdom in you too.’


Bone wisdom. The bone breaker. Skeleton and bone magic and medicine. Mountain wisdom. Soaring. Sky wisdom. The upperworlds and upperworld mythologies. The life and death cycle. Connections to codes, cults and religions. The good and bad luck bird. Superstitions. Opportunity knocks. Getting to the marrow of a situation. Indelicacy.


Watercolour pencil / pencil / ink / metallic and iridescent acrylic -> Crescent cold-pressed illustration board ->  18.5 x 20.5 cm (or 7.2 x 8 in).

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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Student General Artist
this just a beautiful vulture and also a bit creepy with been able to eat a big bone in on gulp I always wonder how they don't choke on it. 
love the blue and oranges
simplylehman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Student Writer
Nice 👍🏻 artwork. It's amazing. 😃
Doll-Ladi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
This is brilliant as it is marvelous. 
Fantastic by poisen2014
Lethal-Woman Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018
Fantastic work on this one too. Your the best
Awesome by vafiehya
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
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October 11
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