Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Star Bunny Illustrated: Ravens

Illustration By Laurie Heuser Of Star Bunny Studio 2013

Raven have been everywhere lately.

Everyday from my office window I see a flock of Ravens finding breakfast in the yard.
In the evening a flock of Ravens roost in the woods behind the house.
Seeing these creatures has inspired the creation of this vector illustration you see above. 


Ravens have long held symbolic meaning in many cultures. 

As with most carrion birds with black plumage, Ravens are often linked with death 
or ill fortune. Not all cultures have taken the same take on these intelligent creatures.

In Greek mythology Ravens are a symbols of luck. They believed Ravens to be 
messengers from god, and felt they brought protection to the mortal realm. 

Many Native American tribes have credited the Raven as being a grand creator.
 But, also as a trickster. The Raven is said to have brought light into the darkness. 
However, this was done in a way that disobeyed normal rules and conventional behavior. 

There is no denying the fact that Ravens are striking and intelligent creatures.
I hope that next time you see Ravens you take a little time to admire them.