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Boudica by dashinvaine Boudica by dashinvaine
The Iceni Queen and two of her warriors
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cvailmail Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2017
Hi There,
I'm the Prop Master on TV Show called Famous In Love.  Wondering if you'd consider allowing us to use this image on our show.  There is a Boudica reference in the show and we show an image of it.  I'd need to show it to the Director first to see if this would work for them, but I don't want to do that if you're not into it.  Maybe we can figure out a way to talk to work out details if you think this could work.
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2017
Possibly, email me ( if you get the go-ahead.
mockingbirdontree Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
It is a beautifull constellation of peiple. Boudicea looking to the watchers, making a worried mine, the two warriors are turened the other way. Every thing is so detailed, the best is the tattoo of the Queen. All together a very good picture.
ultimatede Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
That is spectacular work!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Beautiful colors and textures here. A maligned and often forgotten queen!
Papriko Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Meh, so many Celtic fanboys on the internet.
SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Agreed, but the artwork is solid, no?
Ankhsistrum3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG, I was like "I should suggest him to draw Boudicca" and here I've just found that! LOL Ok now youre my fave artist from DA!!!
swansdaughter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I like the authentic touches in her jewelry and her sword hilt.
Trotsky17 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
This rocks!
Zireael07 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Omg this is just perfect. The tattoos, the dress, the armor... the pose... Brilliant!
GatesOfGold Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
Amazing conception. Fantastic woman, she was.
Dogmauk1986 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Writer
Do any of you live in Britain?
Rybba Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
This is truly an amazing painting; in fact I like it so much that I would be very pleased if I could use it in my essay writing discussing Boudicca, but only with your permission of course. And so I would like to ask whether it is possible, thank you in advance whatever your decision will be for I really adore the image. Well done! :)
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
JuanDeAustria Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
rubyqueen808 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy. Crap.

This is amazing! I love the inclusion of the intricate celtic patterns, and those tattoos are just gorgeous!
Dogmauk1986 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Writer
OMG people need to learn history. Boudica was NOT CELTIC!!!! Nor was ANY OF BRITAIN OR IRELAND! The Celts were a middle German tribe thats it! End of!
Boudica was a Britain if she were in Scotland at the time she would have been a Pict. But she wasn't she was a Britain hence the Roman name Britannia!
She was queen of the Iceni her capital was Thetford, East Anglia, England.
rubyqueen808 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was talking about the knot on her tunic, which is in a style I learned to be called "Celtic". I KNOW she's a Celt herself. I've learned her history.
Dogmauk1986 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011   Writer
Are you British? or English? She was not a Celt she was a Britain just because you want to trample on the culture and generalise every group as Celtic. I was born and raised a few miles from her Capital i have walked the ground that she and her people once did and i resent such a blatant disregard for a people culture for the sake of putting people into a nice neat box. She was not a Celt end of.
rubyqueen808 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I NEVER SAID SHE WAS A CELT. I was talking about the style of the knot on her dress. I'm sorry, I had a typo. Now PLEASE get over yourself and let me enjoy art.
AngelWolfDragonGirl Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Artist
I love it
Bryseyas Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
you are brilliant :D

dashinvaine Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Too kind
Heterodoxy-Pix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I highly suggest you submit this to :iconqueens-of-history: , it's wonderful!!
Solarissis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Simply beautiful!
Epic-Delta Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My, my... love at first sight! And it is about my favourite hero... Boudica!

Unless I might have not noticed right, but the warrior with the yellow (or golden) helm and shield looks a little bigger in comparison to Boudica... as if he were a giant.

It reels my mind when it comes for her to shout and witness the slaughter... between 70, 000 and 80, 000 lifes were ended by her revolt. But against Rome, there are enough reasons to stand up against them.

Although... it is shameful the way she was defeated... what a trounce! Those waggons should not be there... and the Romans did not spare the children nor the cattle.

And with this pic of Boudica, one could not imagine the angst and despair she suffered when the Romans humiliated her and raped her daughter, aside from breaking the pact with her and Prasutagus.

So fair and motherly (and mature) =), it would seem really hard to imagine her turning into a beast, leading her hordes in a mass of death. But anyway, it was retribution. The Iceni lost like 80,000 in the Battle of Watling Street (I guess that was)

OK, I have said what I had to.
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
You are a fan :)
Erzsebet-Lenore Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Stunning! Boudica is one of my favourite heroines and your painting does her justice
Juniperfern Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's great! Did you research the body paint symbols, or did you make them up?
dashinvaine Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
The war paint is mostly made up, I must admit, but the weaponry and ornaments are based on archaeological finds.
Juniperfern Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, thanks! I, ahem, used your markings at a last soccer game last year. I put on warpaint, and used those symbols, we won. lol!
dashinvaine Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
They must work then!
Juniperfern Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They do! =) I thought your paining was a historical one, and so I lokoed it up on google and this picture showed up and I used them =)
AutumnFloods Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Wonderful drawing, it's refreshing to see some good old traditional paintings in this site that is dominated by digital colouring. :)
She looks beautiful - almost like I've imagined her, but this look is even better. Nice shadings and I love her hair - and the clothing.
Now I must find a book about her, me being overly fascinated with her and reading only what I could find on the internet.

Anyhow, congratulations for this beautiful painting. :)
LadyofFellan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: This is a great portrayal of Boudica!
Saeth-chan Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
This is stunning! Boudica is one of my favourite figures in history. "Dreaming the Eagle" by Manda Scott is a story I can read again and again (yes, I know it bends history a bit, but the bare facts are the same). She really was an amazing woman... women today should remember ancienct figures like her and remember we weren't always subordinate to men.

This pic is just gorgeous - I especially love the woad markings and the broach holding her cloak. :)
FailaTelcontar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2007
so pretty....I looked like that in a past life...
metalmandy Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
very nice, one of my favourite historical figures. the colours and the tattoo work are just lovely.
dancing-deathscythes Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
She's absolutely stunning! I'm doing Boudica for my school's history fair, and I'm going to have to dress up like her too. I have some researching to do, though I didn't know she wore blue war paint! Must research that...
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007
The ancient Celts had blue war paint called woad.
medievallass Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful picture, Boudica is one of my absolute favorite historical figures. Your depiction of her is lovely, her vibrant red hair, the detail in her woad designs, and the tartan on her cloak. I also really like that she is accompanied by two loyal soldiers. When I image her I usually picture her with fellow soldiers. Lovely work.
Mizri Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I hope you've read the book series Manda Scott wrote about her, they're very good. Believable, while still maintaining the spiritual/mystical feel that a lot of celtic stories and history have.
dark777fairy Featured By Owner May 7, 2007
I love Boudicca! I keep meaning to paint her at some point, being a fellow Celt with long red hair like me:) - you have done an excellent job of portraying her, I love how you have done her cloak and woad painted skin, and of course the hair!
panther372040 Featured By Owner May 6, 2007
I love women in history like her, a fiesty warrior with her own ideals and they're not afraid to fight for them
nrajr Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Really outstanding work
Thrawn05 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
This is really good. Great job.
lordplate Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
My favorite warrior Queen.

Not to be messed with.
PippinIncarnate Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2007
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*ahem* I'm terribly sorry, but my cat loves to walk across the keyboard ^^;

anyway, Hoorah Boudica! It's nice to see that there are still people in the world who care about history....well, let me rephrase that...I guess lots of people care about history, but very few of them have any motivation to draw/paint actualhistorical figures, but rather use historical things as mere inspirations, from which new ideas are formed. Unfortunately, I'm one of those, so congratulations to you for being able to do what I could not! Huzzah!
speaking of such things, I have a character based off of Boudicca, but I won't bore you with her unless you're interested.
Shurlz Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007   Photographer
Your right. She couldn't have. Plus she had to of felt some sadness (or fear) with her people being made slaves, her daughters brutly raped, and the loss of the war in which historians believe she toke poision. I'm sure somewhere with all that went on, that she had to go though, she felt sadness/fear. But I still love it, it is fantastic!
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