This work is inspired by observing previously wild creatures as they become sucked into our world and wonder what their experience of urban life must be like. The observer asks, how am I connected to them and how is excessive urbanisation impacting me as well as the lifeforms I coexist with? The crow/raven is a symbol for pandemic lifeforms thriving on urban garbage and also an everyday reminder of our impact on the environment.

I make digital illustrations inspired by a mix of Japanese manga art and my background working with oil painting. I love to mix the precise line work of manga art with the depth, layers and movement of oil painting.

Raven Clawed
Digital Illustration
1080 x 1350

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