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Isis, the egyptian goddess of health, marriage and love. She was viewed as the great mother figure, and a patroness of magic. She was the wife of Osiris, and after that the god Set murdered Osiris and cut up his body and strew it all over egypt, Isis recovered each piece and ressurected her dead husband long enough for their son Horus to be concieved. Isis was popular enough that she was adopted by the romans, and worship of her was widespread enough throughout the empire that she’d have a temple in London.

Flowers. Grump Think I'll forever remember this painting as the one that had me alternating between 'how does flora work' and 'how the hightailing gazelles does backlit fabric that's moving work'. And yes, the lack of the horns on her headdress was a deliberate choice. Isis was early on depicted with a throne above her head, but after she later absorbed the goddess Hathor's role she started to get depicted with Hathor's cow horned headdress. I went with the bottom piece of that headdress. Artistic license, never said the goal was 100% historical accuracy.


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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so majestic and powerful here, wonderful artwork! :heart:
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bloodyash24 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, she's gorgeous!!! She looks so beautiful and motherly.
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you think so!
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
If there was a goddess to worship, it would be Isis.  Love the sun over her head to back light her, the greenness of the land, and the color of the waterlilies. 
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atram95 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!
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Darantha Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015   Digital Artist
Oh thank you, I'm glad you do!
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Love it!
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Darantha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2015   Digital Artist
Glad you do!
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arinadream Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
i love this interpretation of Isis! I appreciate that for once is not portrayed as a agiziana tanned skin.

I apologize for my bad english
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :) I assume you mean that I didn't go with the skintone modern day egyptians have? Well to be honest, I have vague memories of reading somewhere that the ancient egyptians considered the gods to have skin of gold, which both Isis and Nepthys is depicted with in at least two of the tombs that there's pictures from in my reference book, and I did glance at the Fayum mummy portraits that dates about post-Roman annexation of Egypt. But yeah, in the end I based my color choice more on the warm darker red-brown shades the egyptians used when depicting themselves.

Don't worry, your english is quite fine.
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YinandYangFlower Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Such a gorgeous piece. I love seeing your art; it never cease to amaze me.
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Aw, thank you, I'm so glad you enjoy it!
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
beautiful :D
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Iglybo Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
^^
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mishumushu Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Mother.
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Nekomouse Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
Gorgeous piece. She looks so welcoming.
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you think so.
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asari13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Nebunezzari Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful :heart: And the backlit fabric looks perfect. ;)
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Darantha Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Haha, I don't know about but perfect, but thank you, that's very kind of you to say. :)
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Nebunezzari Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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