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Thalestris
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Published: January 15, 2011
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Thalestris, Queen of the Amazons. Here having a spot of bother in the thick of battle. It was said that Alexander the Great was visited by this particular virago during his campaigns in the East, and that she spent 13 nights with him in the hope of producing the perfect warrior daughter.

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In Europe there is a Scythian race, called Sauromatae, which inhabits
the confines of the Palus Maeotis, and is different from all other
races. Their women mount on horseback, use the bow, and throw the
javelin from their horses, and fight with their enemies as long as
they are virgins; and they do not lay aside their virginity until
they kill three of their enemies, nor have any connection with men
until they perform the sacrifices according to law.

Whoever takes
to herself a husband, gives up riding on horseback unless the necessity
of a general expedition obliges her. They have no right breast; for
while still of a tender age their mothers heat strongly a copper instrument
constructed for this very purpose, and apply it to the right breast,
which is burnt up, and its development being arrested, all the strength
and fullness are determined to the right shoulder and arm.



Hippocrates Part 17.

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This was done as an entry for the latest 'Character of the Week' contest over at Conceptart.org

Stock used for pose: [link]
Image size
2975x2975px 1.43 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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Touch-Not-This-Cat's avatar
One of Alexander’s advisors was one of the first military strategists to suggest allowing left handed soldiers train as lefties, as they could complete their training quicker that way and provided alternative strategies.
If that advice spread to these amazons, perhaps left handed women would have had their left breast stunted instead.
dashinvaine's avatar
Interesting! I hadn't noticed until now that I'd made her a leftie, as you put it. As Amazons were a transgressive concept anyway it would make sense that they would be lefties.
pistaccio2000's avatar
An absolute masterpiece for so many reasons. As already noted it is amazing how you tend to such detail, the beauty of the armour etc. But I think the highlight of the masterpiece is the way you have managed to capture the sheer intensity and desperation of the moment. Even though the work is obviously centred exclusively on the queen, with other figures alive or dead very much faded in the background, you manage to instill in the viewer that sense of the extreme ferocity of the attack which would be resulting in the Amazons suffering great slaughter. You capture that idea without actually portraying it. Amazing.
dashinvaine's avatar
Thank you very much!
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SvetoslawaHobbyist Digital Artist
That's the GREAT!
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Through-the-moviesHobbyist Artist
Really amazing work... and awesome.
chris71666's avatar
extraordinary !!!!!! thx for sharing
shadowhole's avatar
shadowholeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! ! Great job!!!!!!! I LOVE IT
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katherine-lemusHobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
Desertderp's avatar
Fighting in the shade!
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CiLiNDr0Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
Donnersberg's avatar
What a beautiful barefoot female warrior. She should make all her enemys begging for mercy and kiss her feet (mercy must be earned - of course, only death is for free).
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benitezdkProfessional Digital Artist
... Neither more! ... Nor less! ... Just Perfect! ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart:
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carrie-louHobbyist General Artist
interesting! thankyou!! :)
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Sev808Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
BenHammonds's avatar
This is great, I knew the connection between the Sarmatians and the Amazons, and am proud to see this work. You are very talented!!
tincan6's avatar
Nice expression on the girl
CiLiNDr0's avatar
CiLiNDr0Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
avdsouza's avatar
AMAZING, SHE IS SO POWERFUL, SMART AND BEAUTIFUL.
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