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Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconteanah:, :iconvinegar: and :iconmaudt:!

For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is *daekazu's idea: Cleopatra.

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At first I was bloody unhappy with how it was turning out, than something clicked and it ended up ok, I think. I was always worried to go with a painterly style and leave a very simple, graphic composition and I think it sort of turned out like I wanted it too. Thinking of whole series in this style actually (famous queens and historic ladies). Also - used this one as an opportunity to practice hands and skintones.

No direct refs used, but I looked up a lot of Egyptian jewellery and hands (few angles). Not one used for the face though, I always wanted to imagine my own version of Cleopatra, and this is sort of what I had in mind. Not too girly, not to adult. Not too sexy, yet attractive and pretty sensual.

Hope you'll like it :)

*daekazu's version:


=Teanah's version:


~maudt's version:
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:iconrachel-perciphone:
Rachel-Perciphone Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I am in awe!  This is beautiful.  I am so enjoying the work of the four of you and your challenges!  Great ideas!
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:) such a pretty face~ love her lips ;3
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99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
gorgous details on the headdress, love it!
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blob-du-chaos Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
What a crown ! The light effects on the jewels are simply stunning.
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:iconafisxfallxchild:
afisxfallxchild Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Found your picture on Facebook, and I recognized it! Thought you might like to see the post it was used in....

[link]
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:iconpinkbass:
PinkBass Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I just died when I saw this, gorgeous am in love ♥
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:iconcilindr0:
CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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Drfayed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Love this one :heart:
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:iconskylettwolf:
Skylettwolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it
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:iconviolntserenity:
ViolntSerenity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Gorgeous
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:icontarasullivan:
TaraSullivan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012   Digital Artist
so gorgeous, you are very talented
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:iconqayinie:
Qayinie Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Student General Artist
It's a very beautiful piece of art; the jewellry is breathtaking, just like you imagine the egyptian pharaoh's would dress - they were Gods after all - and I like how the crown-piece seems to end with the sun itself.

Excellent work, and I like your motivation for her face, when you didn't want to make her too sexy or adult. I think that, as a result, just makes her more beautiful to look at. Cleopatra was known as an intellectual foremost by her own subjects and I feel like this Cleopatra is currently examining a foreign dignitary (or is it in fact us?), trying to deside if he is worhty of her time.

But you, and this Cleopatra, is definitely worth my time and fav!
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AmigoNicolas Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012   General Artist
que guapa, se parece a Leona Lewis!
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:iconitneedsmoresalt:
itneedsmoresalt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what a gorgeous and exotic take on cleopatra! love her :)
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:iconlemmy-x:
Lemmy-X Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconfeaturedplz: This excellent piece of art is featured in #AllWomen's journal. [link]
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:iconviolette-kollontai:
Violette-Kollontai Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH :o :heart:
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:iconxotz:
xotz Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Great!
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:iconserephent:
serephent Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a great rendering of the goddess crown! Amazing detail.
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SpectacularMarksman Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
I could swear down right now...upon zooming in I have fallen in love with your Cleopatra.
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:iconanimaya25:
animaya25 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous ^^
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:iconlovelyzitalee:
lovelyzitalee Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning.
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:iconaesirmaster:
AesirMaster Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
she could definitely pass for Isis too
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:iconplayer-designer:
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.
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:iconthesatanicnun:
TheSatanicNun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
I might have commented this before but I LOVE this painting
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nhiaphengthao Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
I Absolutely adore this image! Her eyes and her fingers are what's catchin my eyes. My sister said that her eyeshadow was what got her attention. WE LOVE IT!
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:iconrooster5man:
Rooster5man Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
So realistic, words can't describe it, lol.
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:iconsabinalibertad:
Sabinalibertad Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
wow ! amazing work!
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:icontgifriday:
TGIFriday Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aug! the way you paint eyes!
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:iconcrayonmaniac:
crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
waw your art is fabulous, i am watching you now
such a pitty we had to meet via the art theft thing but some good resulted from it anyway, i am now watching your amazing art
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vinegar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
You're right! I'm happy I got to know your art too, watching you as well :D Good that such an occasion turned out into a nice meeting :) Thanks for the compliment, I love your art too, can't wait to see your new pieces! :heart:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the watch and well met, da is a great place and see you for more art, yours and mine
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GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
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:iconzak05:
Zak05 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty:heart:
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:iconmely-val:
Mely-Val Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student General Artist
just amazing
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:iconmochaaulait:
mochaaulait Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Very striking eye expression. I'd like her complexion a tad darker though. Cool!
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:iconneelai:
Neelai Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's beautiful!
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:icontorethecimmerian:
ToreTheCimmerian Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful work!
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:iconcarrie-lou:
carrie-lou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Kleopatra's Headdress.....amazing!! :D
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:iconabylick:
abylick Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012   Digital Artist
very nice picture! :)
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Darkwolfnekoro Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
This is amazing!
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Persephone1980 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
That is amazing!!
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8bite-me3 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
stunning
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
A Stunning Masterpiece!!!
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Nefertiabet2 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Superp!!!
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dollmann Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
W0W
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is featured here ->[link] :hug:
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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StrawberryL Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
So gorgeous <3
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Archangel-Urza Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
stunning work
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:iconstudio-93:
Studio-93 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Brilliant!!!! Beautifully done!
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