Drawlloween – Edgar Allan Poe

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Faced with the prompt “Raven”, there was really no possibility I would illustrate anything other than Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poem.  I am a fan of Poe’s writing and, since emigrating to America, have visited two of his houses, in Baltimore and Philadelphia, and his grave.  I drew Ligeia in my art journal a few months ago and have illustrated other Poe stories and poems in the past.  However, while my initial thinking was to illustrate the poem ‘The Raven’, it just wasn’t getting my creative cogs going.  Instead, I decided to make an attempt at a portrait of Poe.  I don’t think I have drawn him since my mid-teens, when I sketched him inside a copy of his collected short stories, and I am not a portraitist by any stretch, but I thought it would be a fun challenge.  As for the raven, well, I think…

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  1. mmerce60

    I like very much. Nice drawing !!

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