Who says that birds do not fly if the wings of K'uk still roam the skies.


K'uk, as it is called the Quetzal in the Mayan world view was created from Blows Kukulkan heavenly gods and Tepec to target a tree Guayacán. The bird was on the blue-green leaves to adapt and that's how he worshiped to be a symbol of fertility, wealth and spirit.

Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?

Being a bird sacred to the ancient Maya pre-Columbian times in Mexico, he was given a very careful treatment because their long feathers were used to decorate the re plume and make offerings to the gods. They were more valuable than gold or cocoa so was the equivalent of a coin of great value.

What culture or region does the animal stand for?

A Mayan culture in Mexico.

What story does your design tell?

She talks about the beauty of their plumage and its close relationship with nature to be fluid and gentle. It is the value of freedom.

What style did you choose for your design and why?

What do digitally. Like the manual technique in the arts, it is a helpful tool to capture the imagination the computer.

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I did not use third-party material. For the development of this design I resorted to textual and images related to the subject sources.

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Hello everyone! My name is Rob Gopar-Merino, 32 years old and the State of Mexico. Took more than 5 years practicing the profession of graphic designer and illustrator and every experience, good or bad, it gives me lessons and positive motivation to do well. This illustration for Victorinox glad I did because I am passionate about and it did illustrate the importance of animals in the rich traditions of our ancestors to interpret the meaning of life in this world.

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