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The Native by ronmonroe The Native by ronmonroe
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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The Native; stunning and masterfully-executed artwork from ronmonroe, make sure to check out the rest of the gallery. ( Suggested by Ginryuzaki and Featured by jane-beata )
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Just amazing and a well deserved DD. 
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome. :)
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nudagimo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! :clap:
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Pendragon-Arts Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Just wow, this is such a heart and soul grabbing work of art... absolutely beautiful.
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you I hope to find some more time soon to draw some more Native Americans. I really enjoy it.
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toratora5 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
excellent
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Candless Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Professional Writer
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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ronmonroe Featured By Owner May 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Great !
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very fine work...wonderful detail...
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome my friend...
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Jojemo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another "smashing" portrait, as a Brit might say.  Great details.  :iconenglishrobinplz:
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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CocoAfc Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Student General Artist
My roots! Beautiful!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! Stay tuned, I'm working on another Native drawing.
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Rus-ka Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Beautiful. 
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Vectorwave756 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!!!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Vectorwave756 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!!!
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roadskare63 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's incredible!!!...the amount of detail is just superb!...I bet your eyes were falling out by mission's end!!
Bravo!!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yes, my eyes get tired sometimes.
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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jack12321 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
So you stippled ALL of it? My god that's a ton of work... I use pens on occasion :)

Amazing work! Hope to see much more from you in the future!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not all but most. And thank you!
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jack12321 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Any time man, you deserve it! ":)
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nathanperry Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Wonderful drawing!!!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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meiyue Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Congratulations on the DD! :love:Interesting style, it looks almost like pointillism! 

Have a nice day :iconlainloveplz:
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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scaryren Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
amazing
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Macgoddess Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Inspirational! Your work is astounding!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fantastic. Very well done.
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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whitestone Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Well deserved DD! :thumbsup:
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NebetSeta Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I would love to know how you do the shading! :thumbsup: Beautiful work!
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just a bunch of small "tick" marks. I just keep laying them down until I get the proper shading.
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Besulalea Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! I LOVE the details everywhere! Great work! :D
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ronmonroe Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Kamazotz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's a badass portrait!
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