Every once in a while I get weird ideas and add them to my to do list, yesterday I decided I should stop being so lazy and do something... I'll be doing few more of these since they are so fun, and by doing so, check off the list the "paint super colorful cats". Quick painting, less than an hour, hope you like it =]
Acrylic on Bristol paper 9.5x11" / 24x28 cm ----------------------- Facebook [link] Blog [link]
The train was late today, which gave me some ample opportunities to kill some time with some sketching
I was discussing with another same-fated passenger in regards to the sketches i have made. Given that most of the drawings i've made are mostly women in war attires or displaying warriors like attitude, she (the passenger) suggested me if i could draw them in their actual princess attires.
Her words actually made a good point; Princess, Queen, Courtiers, Women, be of any background and position, has always been described in the most beautiful words and painted with the most majestic grace (Descriptions varies from time to time though). Their beauty were immortalized in poems and stories, and with paintings soon after the birth of Renaissance.
Warrior Princess and Women were also described with their own idealized beauty. Although In real life, they may look different than the idealized portrayal. These Warriors women would have a much darker skin from the exposure of sun, scars from battle wounds, well developed muscles (not like in bodybuilder..but still), voice loud and hoarse from shouting battle cries and commands as well as a different, unnerving aura. The truth is, regardless of her beauty, it is intimidating for common people to meet face-to-face with a woman that has cracked open numerous skulls, unless they've done the same.
Regardless, as an artist i prefer the idealized beauty, and this sketch is dedicated to one of my earliest character i've made in the historically wrong sketch gambargin.deviantart.com/art/A… , Sheika Ahu Durquba in stylized Arabic Court Dress.