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?!
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...)