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Finally I finished the artwork "Semiramis".

The old sumerian rulers called her Inanna, goddess of vegetation and war. The babylonian kings called her Ishtar, the woman of the tower. The myths tell about Semiramis, the girl that changed into a dove and flew away. They suggest she was mother and wife of the giant Nimrod at once. The bible knows her as the great whore infecting the whole earth with sin. And that is how she might have looked like.

Comments and Critique are much appreciated!:-)

Credits for stock goes to
Model *Tasastock
Image size
3033x1524px 2.12 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS Windows
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ecwscorpion209Hobbyist Writer
Wasn't Semiramis the Queen of Assyria by the real name Shammuramat
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I'm gonna have to be honest: I love the artwork (so regal and sexy!), but the  Just.  No.  None of that second paragraph is accurate.  It was all made up by Alexander Hislop to discredit the Catholic church:… (yeah, I'm not kidding; Easter is also involved).

I'm sorry for being blunt, but I worship the goddess Ishtar, and consider Semiramis something of a role model as well, and I don't like it when people spread ignorance about this.

And, frankly, mentioning this around Catholics doesn't tend to go well, either.
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i still can't understand how a mermaid can drown.
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I'd like to use this image in a flyer for a workshop. How do I go about doing that??
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This is the most impressive art I've seen of Semiramis/Shammuramat. The real person (not the mythical figure) was once upon a time the Ruler and Queen of my people. Said to be the first female to rule over an Empire according to history. Thank you for this. 
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ChristianArtbyJenProfessional Traditional Artist
That's a brilliant image. Says it all really well. Well done.
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Reall nice work and interesting info. Cheers. :) 
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SelkisFritzHobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! A wonderful and sexy work!
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darkshadows24Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an extravagant piece of art. The detail is incredible and the colors are nice and vibrant against the gold. Lovely!
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That is soooo nice , just two comments , first , the Key is Egyptian , Not Babylonian , and the twoer , It has been scientifically proved to be of a rectangular shape , not cylindrical as it was long thought by artists. That is a nice peice of work . congratulations
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I'll add to that Aphrodite whose origins were likely rooted in Inanna and Ishtar. She has that haughty, evil look of a goddess who gets what she wants in whatever way suits her. The spilling cup adds a lot of character to her as well.
Great work, good imagery, and theme.
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we've been studying the bible at school and when we got to reading about the great whore of Babylon that is exactly how I pictured her though it said she was riding on a beast.
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nice :)
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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 [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 ;)
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
Du kannst auch gern auf deutsch schreiben. Inwiefern wollt ihr dieses Bild verwenden? left me a NOTE oder schreibe mir eine Email. Danke.
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ValahiyaHobbyist General Artist
wow, really great work!
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MKultrakittenHobbyist Photographer
Lovely! Great background as well.
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makeartnotloveHobbyist General Artist
wow...the colors are so brilliant. i love the contrast between her eyes and her lips. this is amazing.
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OOOh!! I have been fascinated by Semiramis for years, ever since i came across her in a history book. I am working on writing a novel of her life. This is a stunning piece of work!
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KejaBlankProfessional General Artist
I was wondering, whether u write this yourself or do u have already a publisher?
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