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Disney Heroes - Sitka by davidkawena Disney Heroes - Sitka by davidkawena
This is Sitka - from Disney's "Brother Bear".
As you may have noticed I mentioned more then once that I really love this character. When I first saw his character online I immediately fell in love with his design! Sitka stands for loving brother to his younger brothers He is very spiritual, always there to give you a good advice and he's very true and respective to his heritage - which I really love!

Not giving any spoilers away for people who hadn't seen the movie yet, I'll say this - Sitka's love for his family made him in my eyes the most influential individual in the movie. He is responsible for Kenai's transformation - not only his physical one, but his true spiritual transformation. If it was real life story, it will take a lot for somebody, an older brother, to really throw your younger brother into a world of danger and hurt, sitting back, doing almost nothing to help him, just because you know that by learning a certain lesson he will gain the most important thing in the world - his true self! That to me is true love! I can't tell you I'm like that, but I am working on it...

In one of the most brilliant scenes in movie Sitka got his own song "Transformation" in which he explains to his youngest brother Kenai about the lesson he must learns and the man he needs to become. Phil Collins wrote what I think is one of the most beautiful songs to ever be a part of a Disney film! It's my 3 most favourite Disney song after "Colour of the Wind" and "Just Around the Riverbend" ("Pocahontas"). The fact that the song is being sung in the Inuit language simply brought tears to my eyes when I first heard it.

With the love I share for Sitka you can understand why this drawing was a challenger, and you can see why I chose to make it extra special and different from the rest of the "Disney Heroes". Much like in the movie I wanted to keep Sitka's strong body but natural body-language, I wanted to present him as one with his tradition, so I added the chair, horns spear and furs. It took 6 days to accomplish - including one major Photoshop crash that made me start some of it all over again - but it's all good, as it came better the 2nd time around! There's a reason for everything you know?!

Photoshop CS2
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ImaStickWitu Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
....Oh my Jesus. It's perfect.
animedcfreak Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Could you do pictures like this of Sitka's brothers, Denahi and Kenai? Please? That would be so cool.NaNoEmo day 25 - Please? 
MitchikoNewman Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
He looks like Richard Tyson! :P Gorgeous artwork. 
RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Who's Richard Tyson?
MitchikoNewman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014…

I do not own the photo :)
It's the evil guy in Kindergarten cop! :P
RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
I've seen that movie before. I haven't seen it in such a long time. Thank you.
RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Personally, I think Sitka's way more handsome.
Meggers-G Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dreamweaver11 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Your entire "Heroes" gallery is amazing. I  haven't seen this movie, but I've heard it's pretty good.

Honestly though, the first time I saw this pic, I thought it was supposed to be Sam Winchester from Supernatural. ^^; Especially with the moose antlers! (Fandom joke; cue groaning...)

The4thEonProductions Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't really care too much for Sitka but I love this!
PedroManga Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Supercheeseme Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Why does Sitka to me look like Dean Cain?
phoenixdragon Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Could not tell it was him :( his facial hair is missing.
ShizukaxxxSecret Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist
No, it's there. You just have to look closely.
litlebopeepshow Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Wow, you do some amazing work
happyjob Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the face is amazing so life like...i love the semi smile
TaintedBanana Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
Now lets see the back of him!
lillywilly13 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Inalia Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Wow. clean shave he got there :D I like his face this way better than him with his beard in the movie, though I love Sitka's character too. The movie truly moves me in the way that it also made me understand the true meaning and importance of having an elder brother who truly cares for you. Great work and I love it! :D
GrandchildOfSvarog Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
brotherbandit Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
I like his smugness.
iswarisharma Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Gorgeous work once again...
Catherilla Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I would not mind snuggling in his fur <3. Great job. (( I wonder what you could do with Jack Sparrow..))
NewlyDelirious Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm so glad this is here.
Linktydraad Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
This may be an odd thing to comment on, but this is the first Disney male that I' seen you draw pubes on, and I have to say I greatly appreciate it. I hope that at some point you'll draw a Disney male with body hair (since I'm sure they did not shave in those times), but this is just wonderful. Thank you for that.
InSearchOf101 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
love this
7venStars Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG he is handsooome !! :OO :wow:
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Myrethy Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sitka is 150% my favorite character in that movie!! (The other two are Rutt and Tuke...)
emirkgkn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wow, it is really cool! Especially his expression!
I Love Sitka too. I always wanted a brother like him.
"Brother Bear" is most favorite movie.
Could you tell me how do you think about Sitka's two brothers Denahi and Kenai?
Lucianrockstar Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
I immediately started blushing!
madisonclaref0114 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know this seems like an ordanary comment but I LOVE YOUR WORK and i have one request.PLEASE DO CONNOR KENWAY FROM ASSASINS CREED!!!!!!!pleeasase!!i would be soooo happy and thankful!!!
uber-neko Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YES! I would love to see that~!
madisonclaref0114 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
labacanitaz412 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its 31 degrees here in NJ but i suddenly feel like 102. o_O dear god. wow.
FoxGirlFun Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All of these are so very hot! Making me nearly drool I must admit.
Brigbot Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is probably my favorite :)
Iaros Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lmao my mom would love this one xP
xxbutterfly-94xx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
holy. CRAP. *nosebleed* xD
bishies-lover Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
he is so cute! and hot
beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
:wave: Featured here.. [link] :woohoo:
Cakerfeldt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Holy moly O_O
Okami-Moony Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thanks to you I'm gonna dream of Sitka every night xD Sitka is my favourite character from Brother Bear. I love him in every way.

vamphannah Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student General Artist
OQO errrrrrrmmmmmmaaaagggeeerrrrddd sexy !!!
BearTrack Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is by far my favorite one :D Sitka is an awesome character, I would have liked to have him in the movie longer.
beachelf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
HAT3ME Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ive Fav'd a few of your HOT drawings; keep it up! May I suggest a drawing of the 3 brothers!?
HHHEEEYYY Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I feel so unnecessarily naughty looking at these pictures...
FuhariTheLioness Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Fuu- he's hawt.. ;3
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