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Careful which mountain you climb

This new piece I had hoped to have ready for IndigiCon 2023 but unfortunately, I ran out of time.

It's based on the Apache Ga'an Dancers who have amazing regalia for their ceremonies. The headdresses remind me so much of Jack Kirby's space god creations that I decided to take that approach. The Ga'an dancers acknowledge the mountain spirits and that gave me the setting. I gave the Mountain God his herald, a native youth riding a flaming board (also another Kirby homage). The linework is ink. I had to redo the headdress digitally because my original attempt I didn't have a good edge tool. The edge of my business card was NOT a good replacement. Color is digital. Brian Landreth 2023


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