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August 15, 2014
The Native; stunning and masterfully-executed artwork from ronmonroe, make sure to check out the rest of the gallery.
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The Native

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I have been looking for awhile now for a reference photo of a Native American. I originally wanted to find an image with the full headdress but I kept coming back to this reference. I felt compelled to draw it. So... here it is.
I 'm not sure who was the original photographer. Reference found on Google images:[link]

Thanks to ~bigmagnet [link] for some information on the native in this drawing. The photographer for the reference was Edward Curtis. The Native was named Two Strike. He was a Lakota chief that got his name by knocking two men of their horse in battle. Here is a link with more info on Two Strike. [link]

Tools: Fiber Castell srt pens on smooth bristol

Here are some Wip's if you're interested:
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2502x3264px 6.16 MB
Make
Canon
Model
MP560 series
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Just amazing and a well deserved DD. 
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You're very welcome. :)
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Awesome work! :clap:
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Just wow, this is such a heart and soul grabbing work of art... absolutely beautiful.
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Thank you I hope to find some more time soon to draw some more Native Americans. I really enjoy it.
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What I like best about this image is how the lines on his face look like cracks in the earth...

Great job!
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Very fine work...wonderful detail...
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Very welcome my friend...
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Another "smashing" portrait, as a Brit might say.  Great details.  :iconenglishrobinplz:
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My roots! Beautiful!
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Thank you! Stay tuned, I'm working on another Native drawing.
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Beautiful. 
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You're welcome!!!
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