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Crow Eater by AlectorFencer Crow Eater by AlectorFencer
EDIT: I heard it way too often. THIS IS NOT FOLKLORE! It's my original character! I dreamt of it and then put it on paperrrr. D:

"Shhhh... don't make a noise... not even a cracking of a small stick beneath your feet, your breathing, even your heartbeat.
They can hear you.
They will alert him.

He will get you.

The folks of the mountains have told many stories of the Crow Eater. This creature has got no better name they say but there is no better one that could describe this creature's doing.
People rumor that he is already thousands of years old, others say he watched the mountains form, the land become dry and the trees sparse.

In time of change and the lands turning dead, he was filled with anger and sadness. Now his spirit wanders along the cold mountain pathways together with crows.

His shape is of a terrible creature. His hands are massive, his claws long and brittly, his teeth are tools of death and his eyes empty hollows.

Some say he is a condemned creature that got a strange pact with thousand of birds, others say he is a protector.
At night, he watches out that nobody is outside anymore otherwise he will hunt them down.
His occasional visits to the villages on the foot of the mountain can be compared to a feast of the Crow Eater.
Followed by thousands of crows, he blackenes the atmosphere and the sky and scares all the villagers by devouring his followers and spilling their blood on the people's housings and ground.

If the Crow Eater doesn't feel respected and feared, he will take villagers to keep them captured until they either starve, get eaten by the crows or devoured by himself.

Always look up to the sky because if it starts moving fast and blackening and you hear the endless rows of crow yelling, hurry and look for shelter before he will appear in front of you as it could be the very last time you saw daylight.


Thank you ever so much for cheering me up with all the lovely comments and masses on faves. I promise to you and especially to myself that I will take more time for my personal artwork in future so that something like a terrible artblock won't build up again. :blowkiss:

- a big walkthrough of this is soon available, I will update it in my journal and here once it's finished. <3

EDIT: I heard it way too often. THIS IS NOT FOLKLORE! It's my original character! I dreamt of it and then put it on paperrrr. D:

Crow Eater and characters of Myre belong to AlectorFencer & Kebi. All rights reserved.
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Sashiryuu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing story, lore and illustration. This has to be one of the mightiest werewolves I've ever encountered. You sure have amazing dreams xD
nemedeus Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well it WOULD be great folklore though, if it WERE folklore...
iamash18 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
respect bro... respect
Karamoon1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
So glad I bought a print of this from you, it's on the wall next to me. :)
satan666fff Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
there is no such thing as an original idea
blacksad6 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
WWOOWWW! VERY good work!!!
belial1980 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
ShesNeverComingBack Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
KrishnaDrago Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist
the werewolfs head looks pretty awesome in this
Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm not afraid, obviously he doesn't eat humans, it's a Crow Eater.
RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How long you need to finish this?
Kintaroo Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
Holy Shit this is beyond words! XD Faving this, amazing!
nekrosith Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome paint B-)
CarolinaDM13 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
o.e Amazing
UnsangDisgrace Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! Amazing :O
LizDIXVIII Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Nidokingfan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Writer
Wow, awesome!
Nyx82 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Wonderful werwolf!
WolfPredatorWarrior Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Love this!:heart:
Devorad Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
MagicArt1 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LovelyVampireOnline Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist long did this take you??

i absolutely love it!!! QAQ
alaturqo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
this is really scary. but i love it anyway :D
Kumotogi Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it
Ecalavian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
epic *-*
James-Dark-Blue-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Wow very nice
SKULLkidsings Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
this is awesome. most people don't just dream these things. you're soul must harbor your talent.
itland-9-13 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got chills whilst reading.. way too creepy! =)
AutumnRaziel Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Pretty interesting concept. I really like it and would like to see where you continue to take it.
sickboyardee Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
oppressive lighting scheme. I did this very much.
KyudaimeHokage Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
Wow. Just wow. I love the artwork and the back story you've created for this particular OC of yours! Isn't it amazing what we can dream up and then expand upon?? I love how the mind of an artist works when used to it's full potential and this is a great example of it! lol you've inspired me to write! Wonderful piece, really!
tuanserigala Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011   Digital Artist
EmbrynStormcat Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
i can understand people seeing folklore in this - it could be seen as a werewolf or a grim. but i never saw those accompanied by crows :p don't be angry with people because there's already so many legends about creatures that might in the right kind of imagination look like this. it's your creature, your story, and those who don't care to read that story, will be blind. i like the image though, and the idea behind it too. it's original enough.
godmaschine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
or fenrir and the ravens of odin, ie, the first sign of ragnarok.
ho, hum~
that's what i first thought of, anyhow.
EmbrynStormcat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I must confess i don't know much about ragnarok - i didn't know Odin had ravens Xd but yeah, could perfectly fit as well
godmaschine Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
huginn and muninn, memory and thought, odin's ravens...
that's the first thing i thought of because i like norse. %)
Webe97 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
cool (: I like <3
Keshtie Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Really powerful!
Nilrambar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Einfach nur: Wow!

*found another favorite* :-)
Tuarwen23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
♥ ♥ ♥!!
Fieya Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
love the background *.*
Girlygirl45 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
You put the aw in awesome
Anguarius Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011   General Artist
Absolutely adore the concept...and the artwork is even better:-)
LAS-T Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
ArzackSylpheed Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome, it sent a shiver down my spine xD
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
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if you don't mind...:heart:.............................................."This is an invitation to Joint... Just in case if you are not in already ...!!!"
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tartakovsky Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Oh wow insanely gorgeous. It's very mysterious and just sparks my fantasy. Awesome!!!
x-X-Gabbianella-X-x Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Hey, I'm writing a story and I would love to base it on the Crow Eater. May I usse it and the summary you wrote about it???? plz??
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
No, please. This is the original story which I made and which I will use in my comic. Thank you.
x-X-Gabbianella-X-x Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Ok I understand,thanks anyways
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