Corvus corax, the Raven. Trickster/hero of the Tlingit, Haida, and others, and my best girl’s namesake. This speed painting took 40 minutes, and I almost didn’t make it, starting it as late as I did. Two minutes to spare before midnight. It was a big day.
The majority of crows mate for life. Although they reach sexual maturity at age two, many crows don't mate until later - they are waiting for the right partner. Unless their partner is killed, most crows stay with the same mate, year after year.