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Etamnak by Pyrosity Etamnak by Pyrosity
Warm up sketch accidentally turned into this oops

This is Etamnak, someone I've been meaning to draw for a while now. A legendary heroine in Falidyn history, it is said that the ancient Etamnakii Empire and its capital city were named in her honor by the empire's first leader, Damo SeFil Rexcyrit, who was supposedly her lifemate. At its height, the Etamnakii Empire was the largest empire in the continent's history, and arguably the most influential.

The legend of Etamnak comes in many forms, differing from region to region and family to family. It tells of a young Falidyn mother who, after suffering the loss of her children by the hands of deserters, took up arms in her rage and became a great leader in the rebellion against Filados.

Modern artistic depictions tend to be somewhat anachronistic, showing her in military attire common to the early Falidy Damiix (Falidyn Matriarchy), which was many hundreds of years more recent in history than she is believed to have lived. This is because of the attempt by the Filadaki Damoson (Falidyn Patriarchy) to remove her and many other heroines from the Falidyn literary canon in support of their radically misogynist regime. The Matriarchy was largely responsible for the preservation of her legend.

Though the true details of her story will likely never be known, she survives in Falidyn culture even to this day, through both her legend and the city that was named after her.
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goeliath Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kajit has not committed these crimes! Kajit is innocent!

I'm kidding though, but this is a really awesome image. Very good expression on her face there
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KitsuneShukko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing, honestly when I see stuff like this in your gallery I'm almost imagining something along the lines of an interactive history program being put together, you put just as much detail into your lore as you do your artwork and it is so brilliant.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist

Thank you ^^

I'm glad you appreciate that <3

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Jakaniwolf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Amazing
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
that's so cool! I love Kadzhits
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

Thank you!

But what are "Kadzhits"...?

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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
oh, it's a half cat race from the Elder Scrolls series :)
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RealTimeBrush Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Very cool looking character with a great expression.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job Tom.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ashkey Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing! I love how the details are so tight around the face but so much looser near the edges of the composition. Her face has a touch of femininity which is impressive for realistic anthro and such a rough character. Great work!
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, a little extra detail in the face can really lift a sketch up. I tend do that a lot xD
Thank you!
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weaveandrust Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not much I can say beyond a visceral grunt of pleasure. Your narrative and her outrageously drawn persona are SO VERY GOOD. EVERYTHING !
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! ^^
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weaveandrust Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am so pleased that her world-weary image is visible on my motley domain. What an artist you are. So no, thank you.
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Pyrosity Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome! I am glad to have been of service in this regard.
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