Saturday, March 14, 2009

Illustation Friday: Legendary

For at least 700 years, the legendary Havasupai Native Americans have lived along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Imagine generation after generation telling and re-telling their fireside legends about Raven and Bear.

The Havasupai call themselves the “people of the blue-green water”. This raven is halfway down the trail that goes to the canyon floor, and if you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of the blue-green glint of the mighty and timeless river below...


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This Grand Canyon Raven image is available on clothing and gifts at my Cafepress Shop: www.cafepress.com/SusanFayeNature

Illustration Friday is a wonderful website that presents a different theme each week, then encourages illustrators to submit an illustration about that theme.

13 comments:

Andrew W. Moir said...

I like the realism, vibrant colors, and detail. Great work, along with your other work on your blog. :)

stacey said...

yah! Beautiful color!

Periwinkle said...

Gorgeous painting!

Katie Grace said...

this is a sacred piece of art! amazing.

Coreopsis said...

Beautiful, beautiful painting!

studio lolo said...

This is a stunning image!
Many of my Illustration Friday posts have been ravens over the years. I adore them. I'm addicted to their magic!

I may even do one this week but I feel a pull in a different direction. We'll see ;)

I love this painting! I'll check out your Etsy shop tomorrow and "heart" you!

Cathy said...

SUPERB!!! I love this painting - it's just so, so powerful and interesting to hear about the culture which inspired it!

Indigene said...

Oh my, Oh my, Oh my! This is a breathtaking piece of art! I love everything about it; color, theme, composition, narrative quality, style, textures...can you tell I love this? :) Bravo!

Caroline said...

Wonderful - I love Ravens (well all birds actually!).Love your style!

Eric Barclay said...

Really beautiful work! Enjoyed looking at your cat paintings too!

faeorain said...

Your use of color blows me away...this illustration is incredible!

Kristi Valiant said...

Beautiful colors. The bird out so well.

suziart said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful!!! I really like the contrast of styles in your work, the realistic and then the fun cat ladies!