vector Archives – universe K: Kevin Myers Illustration
My favorite exhibit at the zoo has always been the gorillas. I love them because of how human they appear, but also how totally powerful they seem even just sitting there looking back at me. A part of me is always sad for them, these majestic untamed beasts forced to sit in a cage, so that the humans could get a closer look. It seems so unfair and wrong. These wonderful creatures should be swinging from the trees, living like the jungle kings that they truly are…wild and free. Untouched by man and living the life that they were meant to have. I will still continue to visit them when I take my next trip to the zoo, how could I not, but I will continue to see them as they should be, a powerfully fearsome ruler defending a beautifully terrifying kingdom.
Here are the remainder of the character screens, a intro screen, a mock up of game play and a turnaround for Bayou Billy. This was a ton of fun, I especially enjoyed the character design aspect of the project. Always a good time creating characters. I plan on creating a project within my portfolio for this, so I can have it all in one place.
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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.