Raven Steals the Sun Picture

A drawing done for a class project. I'm doing a series of drawing depicting animals in mythology/folklore. If you have any to suggest please do! I'm trying to use myths about real animals, not mythological animals.

This one is about the northwestern Native American story about the raven stealing the sun to place in the sky. There are many variations of this but I based mine off of this: (there's more in the beginning, including raven being white)
"...As soon as Raven got outside, he hung the sun up in the sky. It made so much light that he was able to fly far out to an island in the middle of the ocean. When the sun set, he fastened the moon up in the sky and hung the stars around in different places. By this new light he kept on flying, carrying with him the fresh water and the brand of fire he had stolen. It fell to the ground and there became the source of all the freshwater streams and lakes in the world.

The Raven flew on, holding the brand of fire in his bill.

The smoke from the fire blew back over his white feathers and made them black.. When his bill began to burn, he had to drop the firebrand. It struck rocks and went into the rocks. That is why, if you strike two stones together, fire will drop out."

I hope it's clear that there's smoke coming from the fire turning him black...
I used watercolor for everything colored, pen for the blackened part of the raven, charcoal for the smoke, and some gel pen for the stars..

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