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Nefertiti by solocosmo Nefertiti by solocosmo
This is my second entry for the "Ancient Egypt" contest hosted by feline-icit[link]

After my Cleopatra painting I really wanted to do another Egyptian Queen. It was a toss up between Nefertiti or hapshetsut...I still may do a third but I can only enter the contest twice. Aside from a base photo and some stock textures this is all digital painting done in photoshop 6 with my wacom tablet.

Nefertiti's place as an icon in popular culture is secure as she has become somewhat of a celebrity. After Cleopatra she is the second most famous "Queen" of Ancient Egypt in the Western imagination and influenced through photographs that changed standards of feminine beauty of the 20th century, and is often referred to as "the most beautiful woman in the world".

I modeled this painting after her famous bust which can be seen here [link]

Model: TwiggXstock [link]

All textures are either from my personal collection or from dreamstime: [link]

The background is part painting part paper texture, the border/texture can be found here: [link]

to read more about Nefertiti: [link]

other paintings in this series:

Cleopatra [link]

Hatshepsut [link]

Please respect my copyright on this artwork. Please do not steal this image.

I do sell prints of this image in my etsy shop www.solocosmo.etsy.com ( WITH permission from TwiggXstock to use her likeness, I privately messaged her to gain permission )

For High Quality prints of my artwork, pocket mirrors and cards please visit my etsy shop found here ---> [link] DISCOUNT PRINTS FOR DA MEMBERS (10% off) - use the code DEVIANT when checking out.

Please respect my copyright on this artwork, please do not use without permission!
2010 Jessica Grundy
All Rights are Retained by the Artist (me).
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's gorgeous! :wow:
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cartoonlovinggal Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love it! I'm Egyptian and seeing how many ppl draw and picture egypt, I'm so happy! Love this sooo much!!
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcartoonlovinggal:
cartoonlovinggal Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomez!
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Samu85 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Nice picture! Her crown seems too big. But i like it
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmahmoudz:
mahmoudz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
so great i like it
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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ayma8081 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
wow oh my lord this is sooooooooooo good!!!
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:iconsolocosmo:
solocosmo Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconayma8081:
ayma8081 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
welcome!!
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:iconayma8081:
ayma8081 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
welcome!! love ur pic!!!!
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:iconlord-imhotep:
Lord-Imhotep Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!

You've done a fascinating job! Nefertiti is beautiful!
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:iconsolocosmo:
solocosmo Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlord-imhotep:
Lord-Imhotep Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your welcome ^_^
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchiisays;

very well...
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
featured! :heart: [link]
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:iconsolocosmo:
solocosmo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconriveena:
Riveena Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
Love her eyes! <3
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solocosmo Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you, i was really pleased with how they turned out! Im glad someone else noticed :)
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:iconriveena:
Riveena Featured By Owner May 27, 2010
You'reee welcome!
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:iconquander:
Quander Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
Very nice job, though Nefertiti had probably a much darker complexion.
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solocosmo Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks, and yes she probably did :)
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youssefjoe60 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good
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solocosmo Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Jenna-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] :)
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
And thank you again!!!!
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mayoofka Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
finally :D all honorable mentions of ancient egypt contest has a feature in my journal [link]

:blowkiss:
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you again!
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:iconcattereia:
Cattereia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Hello, I've featured this work in a news article: P is for Place
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh Thank you so much!!!! it means a lot to me!
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Cattereia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
You're very welcome! :)
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theonefarabove Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Beautifully
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Feline-icity Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
:clap: Your entry is "Official"!! Thanks so much for participating! I'm beginning the process of judging now! :hug:
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LiviaVorange Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very striking! Excellent and enigmatic expression.
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Brilliant work. :heart:
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Feline-icity Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
:wave: This has been featured in the newest News Article here [link] :blowkiss:
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much that's great!
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Catgel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Oh wow ive just entered too with my queen nerfetiti ! This is beautiful !well done they also tried to erase her from the history books this is why i did rather rather than cleopatra ! she had 6 daughters but wanted a son for her king but her kings wifelet gave birth to a boy who was to be tutankamun & hes morther mysteriosuly died which is a bit dodgy haha i watched a documentary on nat geo which captured me ! keep in touch !
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MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done:)
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much! Working on a third queen right now :)
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome:)
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leoDrafts Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Student Digital Artist
so beauty! =D Lovely!
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solocosmo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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leoDrafts Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:lol:
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Feline-icity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
OUTSTANDING!!!!
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