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Mermaids  -Ritual of Hooks- by BurnedRaven
Mermaids -Ritual of Hooks-
Once a year the mermaids gather to witness the "Ritual of Hooks".

During this event a mermaid is bound in fishing line laced with countless fish hooks. She is then tied to a sunken Ship often a fishing vessel where she is then left for the remainder of the day in full view of the other mermaids.
I have come to the conclusion that this ritual came around during the time mermaids were hunted by sailors and fishermen and serves as a reminder to the next generation of mermaids the danger of getting to close to humans, resulting in the decline of mermaid sightings and interactions with humans.

thanks to for the reference photos to help me illustrated this event

created in watercolours

will be up for sale and with prints once ive sorted everything.
Ama - The origin of Roses by BurnedRaven
Ama - The origin of Roses
Ama - The origin of Roses

Full story coming soon

A fairy as old as the first love story. born from mankind's love for another she has heard every proposition that has been made with a rose, every perfect romance to every torn heart.
A collector of love stories, she is approached by people and even other fairies in hopes to trade their stories for her many blessings, she is also thought to be the origin of the very first love potion, a recipe she imparted on someone who told her a particularly tragic love story.
                                                                                        -Burned Raven-

will be available to buy on my etcy when i get some prints made…

big thanks to
for the amazing references to help me illustrate 

painted with

painted while listening to…

I really want to buy one of the painter programs, but after looking it up it appears the new painter 11 is a bit bugged and has yet to have any patches to fix it. so i was wondering should i go for painter 10 and upgrade to 11 at another date or dive strait into 11?

any sujestions will be really helpfull


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my Chaos Zealot Cosplay on the right and my friend the witchhunter on the left

Current Residence: In my own little fantasy
Favourite genre of music: Rock, classical, opera
Favourite style of art: sculpture, Fantasy, cute disturbing....stuff
Skin of choice: Blue....dont ask
Favourite cartoon character: The Witchblade
Personal Quote: Live Free, Die Free

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Dark-Indigo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks 4 faving Orphans of love... by Dark-Indigo ...:)
SerenityWireDesigns Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the fav!
I'm glad you liked my pendant:)
maagg Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank You for the fav :3
Jakari Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013

Today's DD reminds me of your work. If a little bit more fluorescent. =p
BurnedRaven Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Ha its does a bit, makes me want to use bright colours on my next picture now :)
Doxypoo2 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there! Your Legion costume looks absolutely brilliant, I plan on making my own sometime this year and will definitely be using yours as inspiration. I've seen a few different methods for sealing and painting foam, but I'm curious as to how you did yours?
BurnedRaven Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Hey thanks Im glad that my costume will help you make yours :) If you have any question about it feel free to ask ill be glad to help. To seal the foam I coated it with 7 layers of watered down pva glue 50/50 ratio. I will say the draw back I found with this was that it does crack if you ben the foam outwards but only creases if you bend it inwards.

hope this helps and good luck with yours :)
Jakari Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Did you see today's DD? Reminded me of your work: [link]
BurnedRaven Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Hey your right it does :) Makes me want to get another picture started now
Jakari Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
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