Another nice combo: I drew the skate on the left, Roberto painted it, Will Burkhart drew and painted the skate on the right.
‘Sitka Wild Fish Mural’, acrylic on board, 8 ft. 180 ft., 2006
One of the stories told about the origins of the ovoid and ‘u’ shapes used extensively in Northwest Coast totemic design
is that the ovoid design shape is based on the ovoid pattern on the ‘wings’ of big skates. Pretty cool, eh?