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February 6, 2012
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Cleopatra by vinegar Cleopatra by vinegar
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.


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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Rai-Kay 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!
AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:) such a pretty face~ love her lips ;3
99Sebuko09 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
gorgous details on the headdress, love it!
blob-du-chaos Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
What a crown ! The light effects on the jewels are simply stunning.
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....

PinkBass Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I just died when I saw this, gorgeous am in love ♥
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 ;)
Drfayed Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student Photographer
Love this one :heart:
Skylettwolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it
ViolntSerenity Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student General Artist
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