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Nefertiti by SleinadFlar Nefertiti by SleinadFlar
Depiction of the most famous (and the second most powerful) queen of Egypt: Nefer-nefer-uaten Nefertiti, wife of the heretic pharaoh Amenhotep Netjer-Heqa-Waset Akhenaten. Most famous, because Cleopatra doesn't count (she was a Macedonian queen OF Egypt, but no Egyptian queen!). The most powerful queen of course was Hatshepsut.

Enough of the history lesson, let's talk about the picture. The face of Nefertiti is based on the famous bust, her body on an almost as famous torso. I wanted to keep that Amarna style feeling, so I kept those exaggerated proportions. I had a rough time researching the clothing, but thanks to this site (cameciob.hubpages.com/hub/Anci…) I think I nailed it. The background is kept simple on purpose, the perspective is low, so we're looking up to our beloved queen, as she worships the sun with offerings.

A remake of an older piece. I'm not submitting that older piece; it's THAT bad. I liked how this one turned out, especially the thin sensual linnen dress.

Nefertiti's fate is, like much of the Amarna period, an enigma. Some say she died sometime during Akhenaten's reign. Others say she survived her husband and reigned for a while as pharaoh Neferneferuaten. As such, she may have been succeeded by the most famous pharaoh of all, Tutankhamun (née Tutankhaten).
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SunFire21 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
I must agree that linen dress is hot fire. I love everything about it. I don't see how her proportions are exaggerated though she looks perfectly natural and beautiful. Well done. I'll stop drooling in a little while.
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks for the kind words!

It doesn't look too exaggerated, but lots of actual Amarna art actually is: long thin necks, elongated torsos with wide hips, round bellies etc. See for instance this torso (which I totally used as a reference): s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/2…. It even gets worse when Akhenaten himself gets depicted: s3.amazonaws.com/classconnecti…, because then even the face gets distorted.

A wonderful art period, the Amarna period.
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Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
:love: :thumbsup: :clap:
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blushes::spotlight-left::bow:
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Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Ik heb je toch niet verlegen gemaakt? :lol:
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neu hoor, ben ik van mezelf al.
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Amaterasu--Omikami Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Helemaal niks mis mee. Ik ook! Op z'n tijd. ;)
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hellenielsen82 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Absolutely beautiful :D :D :D
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
That Nefertiti bust is one of the most stunning artworks ever produced.
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hellenielsen82 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I think so too :D :D :D
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saracaindica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Great work:wow:. I like that color combination and details :love:
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Great to see you back!
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saracaindica Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You´re welcome:hug:. Aww thank you :squee:
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Mogwai1988 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
De details zijn weer fantastisch! Vooral door de simpele achtergrond komen ze goed naar voren.
Zeker die plooien in het gewaad zijn gewoon super gedaan!

Ach zo slecht zal de vorige versie toch niet zijn? Het is in iedergeval vast een bewijs dat je in de tijd flink bent gegroeid als artiest toch?
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SleinadFlar Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O jawel hoor, rampzalig slecht. Ergens in 2004 gemaakt, toen ik nog net begonnen was met photoshop. Technisch was het allemaal niet best, en anatomisch klopte er geen zak van. Het is niet om aan te zien.
De groei is inderdaad niet gering, en dat op mijn oude(re) dag...
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