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Dear Little Brother by Ravenari Dear Little Brother by Ravenari
Dear Little Brother

Based on the fairytale, 'Little Brother & Little Sister,' told by the Grimm brothers.

The sister holds her brother, wounded in the hunt. She looks out onto the world, defiant but also resigned to a cruel fate; dependent on the bounty of the the wild to survive, and the mercy of others.

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38 x 51cm / 15 x 20 in
Original for sale
Crescent illustrator's board, technical pens, pencil and aquarelle, acrylic and pigment.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
So beautiful and sad. :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconcandykisses98:
CandyKisses98 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
i LOVE this story its one of my favorites and your drawing is soooooooo GOERGUS!!!! :heart:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconcandykisses98:
CandyKisses98 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
your welcome :w00t:
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:iconqwertyier:
qwertyier Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I love it...
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconqwertyier:
qwertyier Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
np! :)
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:icongelendra:
gelendra Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
I remember watching a cartoon of this story! It was one of my favorites. Thanks for bringing back some great memories!!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :)
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:iconcate-in-the-wood:
Cate-in-the-Wood Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooo one of my favorite stories, and so well done. Your style is unique and amazing. =)
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :) I love this story too.
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:icononly-dust:
Only-Dust Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Probably my favourite picture of yours that you have ever done. Truly, truly amazing!

^_^
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think, of all your works, this has to be among my absolute favorites. It's one of the most memorable stories of my childhood, and your rendering of it is stunning.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you. :)
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:iconskaramanger:
SkaraManger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
love your style of work!! quite art nouveau! :D
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :D
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:iconomilade77:
omilade77 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my - this is absolutely lovely!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you. :)
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:iconglasmagie:
Glasmagie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
:love:
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow that's so awesome, it fits a book cover! :nod:
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I didn't even think of that, neat!
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:iconbrokenviolet:
BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
your drawing is brilliant, I really think it will be very cool for a book cover! ;) especially with your neat style! :nod:
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:iconwhisperinghearts:
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I really enjoy your pictures of fairytales or legends. They tell a relationship but in your style. I'm very fond of the curling lines in this piece.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconwhisperinghearts:
whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconbluenephelim:
BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so sad - even the deer looks mournful. I really like her expression though...
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you; and yes, even the deer is mournful.
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:iconbluenephelim:
BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. ^_^
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful image of grief and endurance!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconurbanimal:
urbanimal Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am really surprised at the colours you used for this, it seems to be of a different quality from your usual work, but it has a wonderful depth to it.

Love, love, love, love, love!x
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
*hugs* Thank you. :D
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
:jawdrop: So beautiful and touching - the story kind of shredded my heart, though :/
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It is a sad story, has a happy ending though. :)
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:iconjoeyv7:
joeyv7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
?! Gee, I just assumed it would have a sad ending; I'll google it, then :aww:
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:iconazerane:
Azerane Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is just so lovely. I love the deep greens on the background and how you've brought them into her hair. Her hair, by the way, looks amazing, as does the deer and those branches. It's really spectacular.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconmphoenix169:
Mphoenix169 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is beautiful- You did a wonderful job! I love the random swirls in the drawing- It's like it wouldnt have been finished without them! Very beautiful!
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconnibblekat:
NibbleKat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE that story. I love the Grimms' tales, anyway.

This is just a beautiful piece. I love the berries on the branch over their heads. The linework is so strong and the whole thing is very, very unique. Amazing work.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the Grimm's tales too. :)
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:iconamberisabella:
AmberIsabella Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful and emotional.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconamberisabella:
AmberIsabella Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome. :)
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:iconmonrow:
monrow Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
i've never heard of that storie...?
have to look it up.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You can see an annotated version of the fairytale here:
[link]
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:iconcalvinnhobbs:
calvinnhobbs Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You have done it once again, my dear!! Strongly reminiscent of Alphonse Mucha, but you've made it your own with that Ravenari uniqueness. I live a kind of paradox as well---I absolutely believe eating meat is wrong...but after 16 years of declining health as a vegetarian, I now eat meat with great sadness and resignation.

I just love all that you do, friend.
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:iconravenari:
Ravenari Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
<i.I live a kind of paradox as well---I absolutely believe eating meat is wrong...but after 16 years of declining health as a vegetarian, I now eat meat with great sadness and resignation.

I have serious problems absorbing both heme and non-heme iron (I need actual iron transfusions as a result of this), but as a result of my genetics; I do extremely poorly on a vegetarian diet myself, and feel my best and healthiest when I eat meat. These days I only buy free-range, and just use less meat in each meal to make up for the cost.

But then, we're animals just like other animals; we have to eat what we have to eat. :)
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calvinnhobbs Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah...that's it in a nutshell...I thought (erroneously) that society had progressed to a place where we could replace killing and meat with chemistry and plant-based materials. For some, it works, but not for me...

I really do love this piece. Thanks for the reply.
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