My illustration of a young warrior from the ibaloy tribe in the province of Benguet, Philippines.
A warrior who has stood amidst violence to fight for his tribe – to be their protector, to be their survivor, and to be their hero against evildoers and subjugators.
Weapons: Sumpit (blowgun) and Itak/machete (sword)
Done in photoshop.
U P D A T E:
Featured in Ballistic Publishing EXPOSÉ 10, the finest digital artwork in the known universe for their 10th year Anniversary book. www.ballisticpublishing.com
Featured in ImagineFX Magazine , May 2012 issue www.imaginefx.com
Received Excellence Award in www.3dtotal.com and featured in their 2dartist magazine issue #71
Received Excellence Award in www.cgarena.com
You can view my "The Making of Ibaloy Warrior" here in 3dtotal.com [link]
Credit to my friend Yon Layosa [link]
for allowing me to use his photograph.