Chief Moon Fire

What came first, the chicken or the egg, Chief Moon Fire or the Indian Head nickel? This nickel, also known as the Buffalo Nickel, has a bison on one side and an American Indian on the other. The coin was designed over a century ago by sculptor James Fraser. He said the bust on the coin was a composite of Native American chiefs from three tribes, a Sioux, a Kiowa, and a Cheyenne. Which was Chief Moon Fire? None, he exists only in this painting. But his face was modeled after Mr. Fraser's nickel.

Drawn and colored in vector software, then painted in Essential using primarily the Thick Acrylic Round brush.