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Sun Queen by Aida-Art Sun Queen by Aida-Art


Sun Queen Himiko. Inspired by the latest Tomb Raider (excuse my bad language, but that game is fucking epic!) and the gorgeous concept art by Brenoch Adams. The moment I saw that concept in the art book I knew I'll be making a personal painting myself. However, I didn't want to follow any patterns (like her in-game appearance or the one on the other concepts), but give her character own interpretation. The only feature I wanted to keep is her sun-shaped piece of the headdress. The other elements sort of came up together on their own based on different inspiration sources (like Curse of the Golden Flower movie, the divine Gong Li, etc.) and the own research I made. Speaking of which, this piece is fully and totally dedicated to :iconorphen5:. Without his great knowledge of the culture I wouldn’t be able to find a single piece of jewellery for the references, that guy’s head is better than any google-shmoogle. :XD:

Her gaze was the most challenging part for me, I kept tweaking her eyes throughout the whole process until I was happy with the result. I wanted the viewer to feel a touch of menace behind her royal gaze (Himiko was told to possess shamanistic powers, both according to the historical records and the game).
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Rananieida Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing. A very powerful picture.
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Aida-Art Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly! :aww:
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magic-bones Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive
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Aida-Art Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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magic-bones Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome  ♥♥♥
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:iconeonorteashadowmaster:
:jawdrop:

More than a touch of menace, there.  She's amazing!
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Aida-Art Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, that was the plan, glad it worked :D
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xzendor7 Dec 9, 2013   Digital Artist
This Is A Great Looking Piece. Love The Detail Of The Head Piece.
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Aida-Art Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, the head piece was loads of fun to do :D
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Jadeyfish Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic game huh! Great details, love it :)
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