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Esther
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Published: December 5, 2007
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Esther 5:1-8
1 On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the palace, in front of the king's hall. The king was sitting on his royal throne in the hall, facing the entrance. 2 When he saw Queen Esther standing in the court, he was pleased with her and held out to her the gold scepter that was in his hand. So Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. 3 Then the king asked, "What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be given you."

4 "If it pleases the king," replied Esther, "let the king, together with Haman, come today to a banquet I have prepared for him."

5 "Bring Haman at once," the king said, "so that we may do what Esther asks." So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared.

6 As they were drinking wine, the king again asked Esther, "Now what is your petition? It will be given you. And what is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted."

7 Esther replied, "My petition and my request is this: 8 If the king regards me with favor and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and fulfill my request, let the king and Haman come tomorrow to the banquet I will prepare for them. Then I will answer the king's question."

Esther 7:1-6
1 So the king and Haman went to dine with Queen Esther, 2 and as they were drinking wine on that second day, the king again asked, "Queen Esther, what is your petition? It will be given you. What is your request? Even up to half the kingdom, it will be granted."

3 Then Queen Esther answered, "If I have found favor with you, O king, and if it pleases your majesty, grant me my life--this is my petition. And spare my people--this is my request. 4 For I and my people have been sold for destruction and slaughter and annihilation. If we had merely been sold as male and female slaves, I would have kept quiet, because no such distress would justify disturbing the king."

5 King Xerxes asked Queen Esther, "Who is he? Where is the man who has dared to do such a thing?"

6 Esther said, "The adversary and enemy is this vile Haman."

Then Haman was terrified before the king and queen.
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borninagarden's avatar
I have to design a presentation on the book of Esther and I can never find quality Bible images like yours anywhere. Are any of your images available through any stock image sites? Or would you ever consider making them available that way, either on an individual basis, or by subscription, or in collections? I think you would really have a market if that is something that would be worth your while to do. 
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Legendofkk|Hobbyist General Artist
this looks really cool. i love the details that you put into this artwork.
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I used this in a blog post, with the attribution credit you gave when someone asked to use it a few years ago. If you have an objection please let me know. FYI I sent a message yesterday. Since I don't know how often you check messages here, and you gave permission to someone else, I went ahead.
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Godismyfather's avatar
Her bravery is what set her people free.
The power of God has opened the door to many who believe.
This one woman's courage and brave heart set many lives free.
May the God of all creation's power be set forward for all those who believe.
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moonjumper4|Student General Artist
She is honestly one of my favorite characters in the bible cause she had the courage to speak what is right
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LadyPep|Professional Filmographer
Great job on this (Esther is one of my favorite books in The Old Testament :D)! You use such amazing perspective in your pictures!

Just curious, how long does it take you to research the clothing for your art?
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eikonik|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I am constantly researching, I guess, and take notes and save pics whenever I come across something I know I could use. There are lots of things out there on ancient Egypt, Babylon, Assyria, etc. that influences how I might approach clothing. But sometimes, if there isn't a lot to go on, I have a little fun making something up.
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gckatz|Professional Writer
Esther.  What a total boss.
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eikonik|Professional Digital Artist
:D (Big Grin) 
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Kristafee|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful image! I nice captured moment in Hadassah's story.
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eikonik|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MikaTheBlueKitty's avatar
Esther is a really brave queen in the story.
She had to save the jewish:D
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Mhm
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Feesu-san|Student Filmographer
AWESOMENESS!!!!!!!!!! Esther is one of the most inspirational women in the Bible!!!
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Dani-Claw|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! Her story is so inspiring and this portrayal is so intriguing. Those beefy guards have awesome anatomy! ;)
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LittleNinja9185|Hobbyist Photographer
Great!
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Damilar3's avatar
i'd love to use your pics in my blog (damilaresays.wordpress.com)... very awesome!!!!!
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eikonik|Professional Digital Artist
That's great!

Just make sure you add this byline with it:

Copyright 2013 Joe Goode [link]
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Writer4Him|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very professional and I can almost enter into the story. Ah, Hadassah of Purim who became Queen Esther!
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I like this story a lot
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AnittinA's avatar
Amazing! My best friend was named after her:)
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eJcalado|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good!
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7disney7's avatar
brilliant work!
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