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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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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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