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The Warrior and the Thunderbird

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Riffing off of my Samurai and Dragon illustration I posted a couple weeks ago, I decided to create a Native American themed piece. My grandfather was 1/2 blooded Cherokee indian, all of my life I have found the Native American culture to be such an interesting topic. I loved reading history that gave me more information about their cultures and their plight in general. As an illustrator I have always been drawn to the intricate detail of the clothing and ornate bead work of the Sioux. I loved their breast plates, their use of eagle feathers, the war paint, and just endless creativity of their tribes. 

This piece is based off of the legend of the Thunderbird. A great supernatural bird of power and strength. Sioux stories tell that in “old times” the thunderbirds destroyed dangerous reptilian monsters called the Unktehila. (taken from wikipedia)

I imagine the Warrior and the Thunderbird to be jumping into battle to take on their terrible foe, the Unktehila.

The Warrior and the Thunderbird
Illustrated by Kevin Myers
Created in Adobe Illustrator on a Wacom Americas ‪#‎Cintiq‬

You can pick up a print at my Society6 page.
https://goo.gl/cg9Z5w

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Wild Beasts

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I remember when I was a kid, my mother got my brother and me a subscription to my favorite superhero the Hulk‬. Anyway, in one of the issues, and I can’t tell you what one, the Hulk went up against these animal people. An Elephant man, and like a Lion man and some others. I had never seen anything like that before and they really stuck with me. So I drew inspiration for this piece from that comic. I credit those early comics for growing my imagination, so thanks Mom! 

Wild Beasts
Created in Adobe Illustrator on a Wacom Cintiq‬

 

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Hello 2016

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Been busy working on things that can’t be shared yet. But also found some time to work up this Samurai piece that I’ve been thinking about for a bit.

Thanks for looking.

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