Artwork Featured in 2020 Art Show

Warrior with Blue Horse Shield

Artist: Will Ersland

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30" x 42"

I own this beautiful Lakota replica war shield. Using reference photographs from Native American, Michael Bad Hand, a serious re-enactor and movie actor/stunt man, who'd been in movies like "Dances with Wolves" has long been a goal of mine. I was able to combine these two elements when I purchased a series of photographs taken during one of many photo shoots on the Little Big Horn site that he holds every Summer. The young warrior is made up of 3 different photographs of one of Bad Hand's models. The shield is something I added. All photographic reference an artist uses, have to be adjusted and manipulated to work into a good drawing, which is the foundation of any good painting.