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Murder at Eventide by N8grafica Murder at Eventide by N8grafica
Oil on Canvas 30 X 40.
I have watched this scenario a few times where a murder of crows try to dominate a bird of prey. The crows use their numbers to bully and assert their position, sometimes killing the eagle with pecks to the head.
Murder at Eventide represents the mind.
Your higher self, whose trademarks are nobility, clear vision, optimism, purpose and lightness of spirit, is represented by the Eagle.
The crows represent the resistance such as negative thought patterns, excuses, doubt, self pity, insecurity, assumptions, addiction or worry. They are your inner hindrances.
I use the tree branches to represent neural formations in the brain that grow like branches as thought formations are reinforced.
Hidden in the branches are eyes and grim faces to echo the intimidation tactics of our enemy.
Eventide represents the cusp of when one side rises up and dominates. It can also represent the moment before promotion when our metal gets tested. There is a line in the song by Keane, 'My Shadow', that communicates the essence of Eventide. "when your back's against the wall, that's when you show no fear at all." It's that point where you just don't have a choice but to rise up.
Under the Eagles talon is a black feather.
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Given 2014-05-28
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Murder at Eventide by N8grafica ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by STelari )
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jleegrey Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
I love this picture.
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SirenDrake Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
That eagle is beautifully drawn.
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mucho thanks :)
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SirenDrake Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Thank you for sharing.
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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ShaleseSands Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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josephhutchison Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Awesome.
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks I appreciate that. 
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dublodz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Beautiful
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you !
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:iconvachetta:
Vachetta Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist
Simply beautiful and brearth taking, yet a truth.
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for that
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chelsea-the-tomboy Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I adore the filtered light coming through the tree branches. Must take a lot of work to be able to produce light that beautiful.
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm very interested in how light interacts in different situations.
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RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful work. :happybounce: 
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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:iconrandyainsworth:
RandyAinsworth Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning piece, it has a heavy, yet majestic atmosphere about it
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That means a lot coming from you. your work is fantastic.
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EmiliaPaw5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, but I'm definitely not as good as you :) I shall watch you for more amazing stuff!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks eh!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
It's my pleasure! :)

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corvidcorax Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
really nice.
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much
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FalconArte Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow.
I'd have thought for sure this was a digitally done piece, it's so smoothly done. Excellent work you've done!
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a bit of a blending Maniac at times. keeps the edges soft in the right places.
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FalconArte Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, that's cool. I needa work with paint more myself!
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TahiraKitty Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
its nice!!! great job!!!
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Ski4life292 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I like how you chose to use an all white bald eagle as opposed to a normally colored one.  =D  
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, it would mess the motif for sure if I didn't go white. I thought it would make it stronger on a few levels. 
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awesomesauce8453 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
I like that play on words that you did there.
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, finding fitting titles can be tricky, so I love it when they come together.
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Essansee Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. 
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. Much appreciated
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Mynameisblupyro Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Welcome to the hood, cracker.
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaha. yep
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Tatzuyoshi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is brilliant! I wish I could paint as well as you. :love: 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Believe me, I echo that same sentiment with some of my favourite artists. Next year I would like to do classes.
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Tatzuyoshi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it's a great way to be inspired. :) 
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N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome thanks
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Mistchan488 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the painting and the explanation for it. :D
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah? thanks. This idea has been in the works since I painted something similar on a rock back in 96.
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Megafoxy Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Stunning! :D 
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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wingshamu Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Wow...I like this.....
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thanks, you
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