In many Inuit stories, Crow is a bit of a mischief maker. He plays tricks to get his way and sometimes it's a little unclear if Crow is a good guy or a bad guy. In Crow Brings The Daylight, Crow definitely falls under the good guy category for the Inuit people, but he still plays a few tricks. Namely, he shrinks himself down to sneak into a house with a ball of daylight. This illustration is the moment of shrinking, when he hides himself on a girl's collar and rides his way into her home. It's there that he spots the ball of daylight and eventually makes himself large again in order to steal it.
Painted tissue paper, cut and ready to be glued.
Arranging the pieces.
Gluing the overlapping layers.
All the pieces glued down and ready for the next step.
First add highlights...
And also shadows.
A few more adjustments, and the painting is complete!