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R for Raven Spirit by tohdaryl R for Raven Spirit by tohdaryl
The raven also has a prominent role in the mythologies of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, including the Tsimishian, Haida, Heiltsuk, Tlingit, Kwakwaka’wakw, Coast Salish, Koyukons, and Inuit.

The raven in these indigenous peoples’ mythology is the Creator of the world, but it is also considered a trickster god.
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Jackel328 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Student General Artist
As a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation(damn its hard to spell, even on computer) I love the way you captured the Trickster on a medium like this. Showed it to my family and they loved it.
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Geli-K Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am so stoked about this! Almost no one remembers west coast mythology and OH MY GOSH you actually heard of the nation where I live (I live in Bella Bella, home of the Heiltsuk) this is exciting thank you for drawing this~
Raven is my favourite character in the local mythology. My favourite story is the tale of how he stole the sun. :D
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xXAngellessXx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this kinda reminds me of Delsin's arm tattoo (from Infamous second son)
which questions me his religion o w o
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ectoplastic Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Woah this is awesome.
(not all the nations you listed have creation stories about Raven though, just so you know uwu)
I reaaaaally love the textures and colours here. It kind of makes you think you're looking at a dancer in the smokehouse.
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ninjaelric Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Well done :)
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tickytalk Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
This is pretty amazing, the colors are so easy on the eyes that they melt!
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Red-Panda7 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
this is awsome!! i am actually doing a book project with the character " raven and the whale"

i really like the design that you created for him!!
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xelanesque Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What!? NO RUSALKA!?
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I luv this picture
and i luv Gwaii
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Aztecatl13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Awesome!! I absolutely adore these Haida ravens :iconloveloveplz: I love drawing them!! Awesome picture OMO ^_^
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Nahavara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Awesome! Gotta love Raven.
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Malesx Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
:love: :heart: :clap: :rose:
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COLLME Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
these are cool
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Takumitsudao Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love the Raven Spirit.
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thirteenz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH MY GLOB
THE MASK IS JUST DFJGKSGJKH

the lines are just so coool @_@
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falconfliesalone Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
My name begins with R and a raven is one of my totems... Way cool yet totally weird.

Awesome pic though. I like how he's dark and in shadow with the mask being more vibrant.
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btomimatsu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gah the memories! :') I remember learning about these myths when I was younger! :D
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aguedaliz Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
genial!
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audweam Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmmmmmfghhhh i love your drawings //dies
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Reminds me of a children's book on how the raven brought the sun to the world. The raven looked a lot like this one, facial wise. Very cool!
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YaYaOo Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is great and awesome
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XxEkoSoundsxX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
this reminds me of a story i heard from a storyteller i dont remember which native tribe it was from but i thought of mountains a diffrent way
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Trexrider Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I love your mythology series! :la:
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Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaah this is so cool!!! I love that pacific northwest indigenous mythology!
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Ningeko16 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooooooooooh awesome~
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Satamoto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
ah yes. Xeles.
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lastsorceress Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Raven! I loved stories about Raven growing up. Lovely job you did of him!
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Emily-A Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
It's very beautiful:heart::D
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