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A portrait of Nat Love/Deadwood Dick for Tiki Machine's upcoming Western-themed art book, which should be debuting at San Diego Comic-Con this year.

Nat was a knockout black cowboy with a pretty impressive autobiography and, not being one to give up any chance to draw bison, I decided to draw from the chapter in his book about a Buffalo stampede:

"A Buffalo Stampede--On They Came, a Maddened, Plunging Snorting, Bellowing Mass of Horns and Hoofs."

...So rad. You can check out some more WIP sketches over on the blog, and I'll make sure to let you all know when the book's out and available.

-C
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Cortney-Bulin's avatar
Beautifully executed. The colors and line work is gorgeous!
Susumu-Kito-Kunow97's avatar
That's wonderful *.*
falsedelic's avatar
Sweet. Deadwood Dick. Don't see him mentioned much. Bravo!
RawSunlight's avatar
Beautiful! nuff said :)
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Newway12's avatar
this is pretty cool
ISHAWEE's avatar
one of my favorite pics here on dA, seriously!!!
ISHAWEE's avatar
one of my favorite pics here on dA!!! seriously!
DieKunster's avatar
Wonderfull...

The lines of the horse are beutifull, the color so soft. I fall in love with this illustration. Congrazt!
NiseiNinja's avatar
Love the colors and the looseness of the sketch! Excellent work.
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Wxiao's avatar
very nice style
leafylaurel's avatar
Absolutely stunning!! :faint: I just love everything about this piece! <3
ShaleseSands's avatar
Beautiful drawing! Love the colors and the very expressive illustration. Great work! :aww:
StraightEdge1977's avatar
Love Art Nouveau linework and sunset colors!
minnoh's avatar
;___; I wish I could afford an art book like that. It sounds fantastic, and if the other submissions are like yours, it would be an amazing opportunity to learn about new styles and colours.

The lineart is brilliant and so fluid! And it should go without saying that your use of colour is exceptional.
shoomlah's avatar
Thank you so much!
missituk's avatar
I love the sense of movement here :)
IcarusWing87's avatar
This picture alone just made me go and buy this book. Its incredible. Also got the Monster Mythos: A folklore Bestiary. Cant wait for them to come in the mail.
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