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I'll admit it, I drew it just cause I wanted to do dark hair. Lots and lots of dark hair. Super fantastic dark hair.

Scheherezade from The Book of 1001 Nights. She's really a pretty awesome character, the basic premise is that there's this King who takes a new virgin bride every night and then the next day sends her to be executed because he had discovered his first wife had betrayed him. Knowing this Scheherezade tells the king fantastic stories every night, and always leaves him wanting more (therefore he has to keep her alive). After 1001 nights he has learned forgiveness (or whatever) and Scheherezade becomes his Queen. It's where the stories of Aladdin, Sindbad, and Ali Babba and the 40 thieves come from.

This was a lot of fun even though her hand turned out all wonky. And after all that pen work my hand is pretty wonky too. I liked the idea of having bits of her stories in the hookah smoke, but I'm not entirely happy with how it turned out. eh... oh well.
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HP psc1400
Date Taken
Jun 14, 2007, 1:39:36 PM
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wow. i mean... wow. you just perfectly captured one of my favourite literary characters in one of the most beautiful mediums (in my opinion, pen and ink=FTW).
thank you, just... yeah, thank you :)