The Warrior and the Thunderbird
Posted 2 years ago and submitted by Kevin Myers | Share link: http://illo.cc/59856

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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 Cintiq



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