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Royals of the Old Kingdom by Sanio Royals of the Old Kingdom by Sanio
Without a job and with a small number of university lectures there is nothing else to do but draw. And yeah, drawing and listening to music is my type of meditation. :D

Today I decided to draw the famouse prince Rahotep and his wife Nofret! Their statues are just amazing and so beautiful that I had to give it a try and draw them! And I think I fell in love with them. 
Nofret's wig gave me some hard time but I like the final result. And their jewelry and clothes is simple as shown on sculptures (I've colored Nofrets cloack blue cause they are already covered all in white clothes, to create some differences on their bodies).
They have blue eyes like the real statues have (it's a bit weird cause Africans don't have blue eyes, at least what I know).
First time drawing mustache. ( GOOOOO MOVEMBER!!!!)

No background, lazy Taurean is lazy Taurean.

So yeah, I present you the famouse Prince Rahotep and his wife, Princess Nofret! 
Hope you like them! ;)

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TeraStormTAS Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gosh! They look just like them! >u<
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
 Please allow me to congratulate you on a very fine series of works depicting the various residents of Ancient Egypt, at all levels of that society! 

Concerning Blue-Eyed Africans; to be fair a Continent is a pretty big place and Africa was a fairly diverse one even before the Age of Exploration brought peoples from Asia and Europe into the mix - particularly in East Africa (trade links between Egypt and Arabia, as well as India - through middlemen) and North Africa (sited right next to the Mediterranean and the many trade links that spanned it).

 Egypt itself has always been something of a crossroad and Egyptians a fairly mixed population (The Hyksos, Hellenes, Libyans, Nubians, Sea-Peoples and who knows what other groups had already made their contributions to the local gene pool at some point before the Birth of Christ) and Royal Families tend to be more cosmopolitan than their subjects by virtue of all those strategic marriages - you don't necessarily marry someone who looks like you when you marry to secure a frontier or a trade route! - which might explain your blue-eyed Egyptian Prince!

 (As a note while History isn't necessarily as tolerant as we might like, it tends to be a lot more cosmopolitan than you might expect!)
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Inusydney Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwwwwwww:) it's soo pretty. that's the first khemten i've seen with a mustashe.
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Sanio Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah! Rahotep is really odd because egyptians shaved their facial hairs! 
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Inusydney Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
maybe he wanted to be different or he had a lazy day and didn't shave:)
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
Love the bright (sophisticated, not gaudy) colors you have chosen. Marvelous piece of work. PLEASE don't ever go back to work (jk) and just keep to your Art!.
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahah I don't have to work so don't worry! :) And thank you very much for your kind comment! :)
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evil0verlady Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
An Egyptian prince with a mustache? How common was that?
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is weird but google Rahotep and Nofret and you'll see! ;)
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deisakufan101 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
lol I love it just because we went over it in class just the other day! That and your art work it always lovely!
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! I've read your mind and draw them! :P
Thank you for liking them! :)
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Mimmzzie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Ugh, I wish I had that much free time to draw :( I try to squeeze it in as much as I can on the weekends even though I only have class 3 days a week. -_-'
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well during the summer I'm always outside so there isn't much time for drawing, but now it's raining, it is cold and I'm at home most of my time so I'm doing what I like, drawing! :)
I hope you'll find some more free time to enjoy doing what you like! ;)
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Mimmzzie Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, winter break is coming soon so I'll be drawing then :)
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Samnosaj Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Writer
AHHHH ! I've recognized them ! They're beautiful. gilleslf.free.fr/Images/RAHOTE…
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, those are Rahotep and Nofret! and thank you very much for liking them! :)
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fantasygirl2000 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Is she pregnant?

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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahahah my mom saw this drawing and asked the same question! :) It is her hip, but Nofret did gave birth to lots of kids so she may be pregnant! ;)
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Marty4110 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
That "pregnant" quality seems to have been characteristic of Egyptian depictions of young maidens.
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LiciaLestrange Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
super mi je kako je nagazila okviric :D
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Treba sagledat stvari izvan okvira! ahahahah
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hellenielsen82 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I LOVE those statues too! :love: I think its some of the most beautiful art from ancient egypt. They look so alive and bright.
And your drawing is definitely doing them justice. They look amazing :D :D :D
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Their eyes are so ful of life that it is a bit scary! :) Thnx for liking them! :D
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hellenielsen82 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
I know what you meen :D Np :D :D :D
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ignus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
It can totally happen - the blue eyes! It's a quirk, due to low melanin levels. I know a few african-americans with green eyes and blue does happen.
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow didn't know that! Thnx!
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DaBrandonSphere Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I always thought those statues had gemstone eyes chosen for their shiny quality, not for their blue color. Maybe they just wanted the eyes to twinkle. Still beautiful though!
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Sanio Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I thought of that to, but I tried to stay similar to the statues as much as I could! :) Thanks for liking them! :)
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