>> Sunday, November 18, 2007
"Raven Stealing the Sun" by Melissa Muir (Lagaz). Hand drawn, then scanned, and re-sized in Photoshop. Background done in Prismacolor Art pencils, and Pearl-Ex powders. October 2007.
Here's another ATC that I did for someone on ATCards. Kevin (the person I traded with) is a big fan of my Totems, and he wanted a Aboriginal legend done just for him. He requested the legend "Raven Stealing the Sun" from the Northwest Coast tribes. I had never heard of it before, but I loved it right away.
I wanted it to have the colorfulness of my other pictures, but have a bold, eyecatching graphic. In the picture, you can see the man's hair flowing upward, where it is transforming into the Raven. The Raven flies upward over the Sun, where he takes it within himself as he steals it.
Kevin loved it when he received it. I'm glad that it made him happy. Apparently his partner Craig loves it too, and they are both looking forward to more of my work. YAY!
I really like how this one turned out, and I am positive that this one needs to be put onto a bigger canvas. Maybe done in oils, or watercolour if I'm brave enough.