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Nazchehr and the King by suburbanbeatnik Nazchehr and the King by suburbanbeatnik
Here's a quick sketch I did-- with Copic markers and prismacolor colored pencils-- I did of Nazchehr and the King, the hero and heroine from "The Ash-Slave," a retelling of Cinderella set in ancient Persia. I did it specifically for the header of my new blog: [link]

"The Ash-Slave" was originally published in the second issue of Dark Valentine magazine. It is now available on Amazon for the Kindle for 99 cents. [link] If you like fairy tale retellings with a dark romantic twist-- or stories with an Arabian Nights flavor-- be sure to check it out!
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
wow
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :) 
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Nelyasun Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
She really has lovely eyes, and you did a great job on his eyes and face. He's so condescendingly attractive, which is what all the best princeling/kingling type guys are. Kudo's for giving him a really attractive beard as well, that can be hard to do on men.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely comment! "Condescendingly attractive" fits him perfectly. Yeah, doing beards on guys are tricky, but it's important, esp. when you're portraying an ancient Middle Eastern guy. I think only eunuchs were clean-shaven back then, and in that part of the world.

(I think you know one reason "One Night with the King" bugs me is that you have Xerxes, portrayed with a VERY contemporary hairdo and barely-there Russell Brand style goatee... gah!)
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Rosengeist Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Most welcome! Ha! I think you and I are both becoming well versed in the appeal of "attractive condescension". Oh definitely. It's one of those "important but tricky" things. A bit like trying to get the eggs fluffy enough for a good meringue. You fail and...well you fail the whole thing. But, he has a really lovely beard there. You did a great job making it look groomed, attractive and stately...as opposed to "sheep glued to mans face" which is what I see a lot of, sadly. That, or it just makes a man look really old. Here he still looks wonderfully attractive.

...Oh...but there is more than just that too make that film 'bug' worthy...so, so much more. XD
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