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Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt by Aliciane Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt by Aliciane
Nefertiti, Queen of Egypt

Medium : Digital Painting
Software : Krita, Gimp 2.6

She is probably one of the most famous Egyptian queens along with Cleopatra (even though the latter was in fact of Greek origin). Wife of the Pharaoh Akhenaten, some believe she briefly ruled during the time between her husband's death and Tutankhamun's reign. I like to believe this as well :) This representation is based upon her famous bust found by archeologists in 1912. In her time, she was believed to be the most beautiful woman in the world, so I hope I did her justice. I have a long time fascination for Antiquity, and for Ancient Egypt in particular, I've wanted to draw something related to Egyptian culture for a while. I've been inspired by the beautiful actress Lupita Nyong'o to paint this portrait.


References : Lupita Nyong'o
Also on : Tumblr, ArtStation, Facebook
Prints sold on : Society6, DeviantArt

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:iconramwoc87:
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super beautiful ;~;
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your kind words :)
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:iconramwoc87:
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome XP
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UltimateButterfly Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
she´s so gorgeous!
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :)
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:iconelfvenartist:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:iconelfvenartist:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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Sherit-Ra Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is breathtaking!!! :heart:
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:iconaliciane:
Aliciane Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it ! :)
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