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The Light Thief by ShedSimas The Light Thief by ShedSimas
This was my entry for the Mythical Creatures Design Challenge. Dragons, griffins and the like are all very cool, but they are also very common. I decided to go for a less obvious choice, and sort of honor the area I have been living in for the past four years.

Raven is a character in many Native American cultures, especially in the Pacific Northwest and southeastern Alaska. While the stories are quite varied, Raven is often depicted as the bringer of Light to the World. The means by which he does this also varies by culture, but it often involves some kind of trickery or theft. Hence, The Light Thief.

I used !AlaskaStock's Crow 12 as a reference only.

EDIT: Very happy this was a finalist, but unfortunately it did not win. I've made this design available for sale through RedBubble: [link]
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:icon13shadowblood:
13ShadowBlood Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
This is great!
Can you buy it somewhere?
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Thanks! Yes, it's available through RedBubble: [link]

And thank you for asking, because now I remember to put the link up in the description!
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:icon13shadowblood:
13ShadowBlood Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
thx ;)
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AtroxReaper Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Cool folklore. Ravens are always top! Especially as this design is high quality!
Looked and voted!
Good luck in the contest!

If you have a bit of time, could you give me some advice on my designs? [link]


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I don’t want to go to haven! It’s boring up there!!
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:icontimetravlingtrilobte:
This is so awesome!!!
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:iconipranawake:
ipranawake Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I would want to wear this one :) .... you got my vote ... all the best ....

Please check out mine too [link]

At the bottom Of this page [link]
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Chrysalid8 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
Vote!

I love!


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Check out my entries too if you want! ^_^ : [link]
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:iconcheesewyrm:
CheeseWyrm Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
I'll wear this shirt .... luv it!
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:iconmarlevyina:
Marlevyina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful. I love mythical birds, specially ravens and owls. Well, if you want to check out my submission: [link]
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:iconhigashikaze:
higashikaze Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Sorry Joćo, I'm useless when it comes to critique, cos its awesome! xD
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Thanks Tim! I don't think I'm allowed to make any more modifications, anyway :)
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:iconshawnfactory:
ShawnFactory Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
I like the color you used and the light effect just awesome!!!

Check my mythical t-shirt design: [link]
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:iconblackstar-2010:
Blackstar-2010 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful lighting effect you've produced, clicked!
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconaudrey-dugan-art:
Audrey-Dugan-Art Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
tis WonDerfuL !!!
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:iconasher629:
Asher629 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
I really like the story behind this, I admire you for your approach! This design is lovely, the use of color amazes me, this really seems like a winner! I'm voting for you

If you'd like to requite, here's mine
[link]

Best of luck!
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks. I love getting comments that actually say something. Hah! Good luck to you too!
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:iconsilverquetzal:
SilverQuetzal Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I want this!
voted for you!
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks, I appreciate it :)
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:iconboleigh:
BoLeigh Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorites. Absolutely beautiful. The lighting is perfect and eye-catching. (Voted)
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks, I appreciate it!
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Wow, this is awesome! I like the minimalist use of colors. I voted for you :)
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconcvcharger14:
cvcharger14 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it.
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:iconzene-tyler:
Zene-Tyler Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I love it!
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:icongokoyoko:
GOKOYOKO Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
really eye catching, I love the way you did the light effect (, you have my vote
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thank you!
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GothJunkie Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Artist
Great! The texture and and line work is fantastic.
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconorangewalls:
OrangeWalls Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is flippin' awesome!
The whole design has a nice "glow" to it from the different yellows. Also I like the white outline, it gives it nice contrast.
*vote*

Check out my entry if you want. (just go to my page, it's my featured deviation)
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ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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:iconalaskastock:
AlaskaStock Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Nice work!! :)
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Glad you liked it!
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Me2Unique Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
awesome work!
PLEASE CHECK OUT MY MYTHICAL T-SHIRT DESIGN -> [link]
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:iconracieb:
RacieB Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Very nice color choices / technique, from the thumbnail it looked like it had been blended or used more than 5 colors =P
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Thank you!
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infinipede Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to buy this even if it doesn't win.
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ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thanks. If it doesn't win I will probably have it for sale somewhere else. :)
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Zaefyra Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Nice one :D I think you've done the light reflecting off the crow really well. However there's something about the frame holding the light I don't like. It gives the illusion from a distance that the sphere is cut in two. I don't really know what you should do about it though. Even with it it is still a beautiful piece of art (:
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ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thanks! The frame (for lack of a better word) kind of bothers me too, but like you, I also couldn't think of what to do about it!
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DRD-1812 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
very cool.
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconkrofter:
Krofter Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Interface Designer
amazing but you can only have 2 print areas
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:iconshedsimas:
ShedSimas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thanks! And it is only two print areas...
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:iconkrofter:
Krofter Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Interface Designer
theres the logo on the back
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Akany89 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Lol.. He has 2 print areas --'' front and back are two.. Read the rules plz. Great drawing! It's really amazing the details you accomplished with the light you gave from the center. Very natural and realistic. You have my vote :D It's pretty cool.
Please check out my medusa shirt [link] and my other entries if you liked it [link]
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:iconkrofter:
Krofter Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Interface Designer
but what about the wings on the side?
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:iconakany89:
Akany89 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
There are no wings on the side.. The side is used to show if you put something on the sleeve of the shirt..as you can see there is nothing. The wing you see there is just to give you a perspective of the front shirt.
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:iconkrofter:
Krofter Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Interface Designer
oh i see! well its a very creative design. i was just a bit confused
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