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Audrey M.

Last summer (2008 for posterity) our museum hosted a roaming exhibit called "World of the Pharaohs" from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. I miss it! AHEM! Anyway! While there, I did a lot of drawing on slow days. I decided to try my hand at Sumukha and Briar in Egyptian style.Ancient Egyptian style was very purposeful. Everything was shown from its most striking or characteristic angle. The feet were shown from the side, with the big toe on the side of the artist CAUSE IT'S EASIER THAT WAY! >_The head was in profile, but the eye is most recognizable from the front.I had a devil of a time with Nagas since I pretty much had to decide whether the tail would look more recognizable coiled or slithering. Coiled......Screw coiled, it's too hard to draw! So I decided since he's a prince he would be striding forward. Therefore, slithering.He's holding lotus blossoms for a few reasons. 1) that's something depicted in many of the wall scrolls at the exhibit.2) the lotus is significant in Indian as well as Egyptian beliefs and living in a swampy area, Sumukha's people would naturally be familiar with lotuses.3) I needed him to be doing something different with his hands than Briar, otherwise it would be boring and could wind up looking like a sissy-slap fight.ANOTHER note! man this is one long-ass comment!Briar was HARD to do!! Men in Egyptian art are most usually clothed! At least, on the depictions copied onto scrolls and sent to museums where children visit! The only depiction of unclothed loins on a boy that I found was in a video that briefly showed a carving of Akhenaten with his family. There are two baby boys pushing each other to climb onto their mother's lap and they are NEKKID! XDThankfully I forgot to add his pennorz and had to put it on once it was scanned to the computer, because Sage told me it was WAY too small! So I had to go back and put a BIGGER one on the original copy, then do some rather fancy cut/paste work after it was TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY FINISHED!  >[]FINAL NOTE I SWEAR TO HORUS!The cartouches are actual phrases.Prince Sumukha, may he be given life. And,Briar, beloved of Prince Sumukha,may he be given life. ("May he be given life" is a typical ending on a cartouche)Sumukha = meBriar

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