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Hrafn's Art Gallery

Hey all. Welcome to my little space to share my art. Since creating is one of my ways to cope with my illness, I thought I’d post here to discuss it with like-minded people. My favourite media are watercolours and oils, though I also create digital art as well. I typically make art featuring cartoon animals as vessels to tell stories. I like to render my paintings with a lot of semi-realistic detail, and I take a lot of inspiration from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Romantic periods. As of writing this, I will be enrolling at a local community college to continue my studies in the arts. My hope is that I can get my work into galleries and tell my stories to the world. I hope you all enjoy what I post here.

The first painting I want to share is called Remorse, and it is the first in my series called Goats. In this series I will explore the subject of cartoon goats in classical settings. Each goat will have their own stiry to tell in a short sentence. This painting is oil on canvas panel. As a side note, it was also accepted into a regional competition, which will be my first ever exhibited work.


The old goatman feels remorse for all he has done and all he could have done.

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Awesome work! I’d love to see more of your creations.

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wow an exhibition !! I used to try to be a professional artist but I am a simple painter with it very hard to think up original pieces…good work man…you’re talented.

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Your username means raven and your picture is a horse. Weird. But I like your painting.

Looks good. Thanks for posting.

Thank you all! And @Treebeard, yeah, the persona I use online has to do with a character of mine named after the bird, and I wanted to keep this a bit separate, so I used a different picture. Though I really should’ve chosen something raven related. Good eye. XD

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Great painting :art: @Hrafn !

Wow so talented.

This next painting is named Self Portrait as a Prophet. It features the character I use to represent myself in the style of an Eastern Orthodox icon. It’s meant to illustrate a delusion where I am a prophet that is meant to save the world in some way. This painting is also oil on canvas panel.

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This painting, The Oracle, is another illustration of my prophet delusion. This one is watercolour on paper.

I was feeling poorly for the last couple of days, so I didn’t post any art. I’m feeling much better now. :slight_smile:

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Very nice paintings @Hrafn I’m curious – why did you decide to paint goats in this series of paintings?

@Moonbeam At first I chose them on a whim, based on a single sketch. As I kept working on the project, I kind of felt more and more interested in the role that goats play in human culture, such as in spirituality, religion, and so on. It’s a strange experience, but I feel more interested in continuing the series than before. This got kinda rambly, I hope this answered your question. ^^

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You’ve a great style !

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Loving the chiaroscuro on the goatman!

Very Caravaggio :slightly_smiling_face:

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