06 January 2009

I rule everything.

I am king of all I purvey. That includes your cat and those peanuts you just brought home from the grocers.


Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Love it! I want to hang it on my wall.

Renee said...

I love it too. I think it may look nicer on my wall. har har.

I am so glad you are back on.

Love Renee

studio lolo said...

Oh I think this King needs to come to the raven house :) Such a regal beauty! And he looks like he's made of velvet. Wow. And that eye, hmmmm...whose could it be? I'm trying very hard to read the writing. I get the peanut purveying but what's this about the cat?
This is a grand entry into the new year my dear;)

Catnapping said...

i love this bird, too! i really do!

a friend of mine needs a logo for his new website, and i have been trying to make him one. well, after trying for days to do something ultra simple yet appealing...something snapped, and i made something very organic.

it would never work for his site, but it felt good to draw it. and i liked the velvety texture so much that i made a bird using the same kinds of texture. and that felt even better!

the text in the background..."I am beautiful. I am king of all I purvey. And I purvey everything. I purvey your cat. I purvey your crackers. I purvey your apples and your plums. I purvey your peanuts."

I was trying to think of what resolve would mean to a raven.

i am sooo glad you guys like this guy. i wish he was real.

Carmen Saldaña said...

Very nice bird, I love the colors and the textured background

carla said...

Your king is so regal and so beautiful! The color choices work so well,, and the type in the background adds both texture and meaning. Very nice! carla

Archaeopteryx said...

I especially like the look in his eye. He's just barely tolerating us. He's gorgeous!

tsu-mina said...

Nice expression!

get zapped said...

Stunning illo. So much express so simply. Love your work.

HaPpy NeW YeaR!

Teri C said...

So regal-looking is right and the look of resolve in his eye! Great illo.

ValGalArt said...

I really love this!!! Especially the eye, very compelling! Nice plumage too :)

md said...

very solid artwork for the new year. And i agree with the above ppl splendidly done

Twisselman said...

I purvey a wonderful illustration of a first-class pajaro.

Also, thanks for your comments on my post. You are so right about violence permeating our society at every turn. I think the whole world needs a time-out.

Ian T. said...

Oh, I do like a determined bird and your picture has so much character!

tsduff said...

That is one crow who is parading finely. What a nerve he (or she - I dare you to tell the difference) has... most of us stay good and black.

Anonymous said...

That is one wise and determined and also very colorful and jaunty bird.

Michelle said...

Thanks for popping by my blog, because if you hadn't I'd have missed your wonderful artwork. This one is absolutely gorgeous! I'm a great lover of crows and Ravens and this picture just fits their whole "attitude" brilliantly. I love it.

Michelle said...

PS... I think he is real, I think the crows, rooks and ravens gather once a year somewhere magical to adore their king. ;-)

جبهة التهييس الشعبية said...

Israel is occupying Palestinian lands, and instead of conforming to the security council's resolution and retreat from Palestinian occupied lands, it brings settlers, women and children, and build settlements on the occupied lands to impose new reality defying the international law. Hamas is rocketing Israelis occupying the occupied lands, which is a legitimate resistance according to the international law. Israel, instead of stopping building settlements in occupied lands, and retreating from the occupied lands, they make a massacre to erase Gaza from the map. After all this, Hamas is considered terrorists! and Israel is defending itself. Hamas is hiding among civilians and Israel is protecting its citizens! What kind of logic is this? Hamas is not hiding among anybody, hamas are the natives, they belong to Gaza, its their land, they are the dwellers, the owners, if they leave Gaza, where do they go? well I know if settlers leave Gaza where will they go, they will be conforming to UN resolution. So who is hiding among civilians here? who is occupying the other? is it Palestinians who are occupying Israel or Israel is occupying Palestine? Is there any justice in this world?
Levni says “we don’t have any problems with Palestinians our problem is with hamas”, in other words, “we want to occupy Palestinian lands and siege Palestinians, if they accept then we don’t have any problem with them, we only have problems with those who refuse to be occupied or to be in siege”
I hope you are enjoying the inevitable bloodshed of children.
If this coward operation weakens hamas it is going to weaken them in favour of al-qaeda.
Let me explain more, among the alleged “terrorist” groups, Hamas and Hizbollah are considered moderate, or even retreating, because they are concerned with national liberation, that is: liberating only my country from the occupier. As Nassrallah said: freeing Palestine is the Palestinian business, we support them with moral solidarity, but we are Lebanese, freeing Lebanese territories is our only business.
That is what is called national liberation movement.
While al-qaeda members believe in international liberation, that is to say: we are not going to be able to free our territories unless we destroy the imperialist system. We belong to the world and we have to liberate the world from such a system. (you know they are closer to Bush’s pattern of thinking – democratizing the world or freeing the world)
So when Israel commits such a massacre for babies and children and women, and the “civilized” world find excuses for Israel, and blame the victim instead of blaming the aggressor, the new generation will grow to believe that it is really not a problem of Israeli occupation, it is a problem of international imperialist system which backs Israel. By now, I know some youth who started to say: it seems that bin Laden was right, our battle is not on our lands, we are not allowed to free our lands because of the accomplice of the world.
Again, when people are occupied what usually they do? What did French do when they were occupied by the Nazi? What did George Washington do when he was leading the independence war? What did Churchill do when he was facing Germany? What usually people do to liberate their occupied lands?

fat B said...

He is so regal. His fine feathers even look like royal velvet.

He can have my 15 year old son, but not my cat.

artandsoul said...

I just realized I had saved your blog on the July poem post, so I hadn't realized you had blogged since then!

I am an idiot.

LOVE the bird!

Mick said...

That bird looks like a "Smart Alec" to me. :D

DragonTat2 said...

Stop your wishing... he IS real.

I want mine to be eight inches tall.
Thanks in advance.