"I've paid an expensive cost for my past mistakes... Now, I won't let you choose the path of blindness."
Oh my gosh, I'm so happy with this one!! I was not conviced at all by the lineart but the result is beyond what I was expecting!
I really enjoyed painting her, most of all the skin O___O And her hair! And the eyes (I wanted a precise color between yellow, gold and green
)! She looks how I wanted her to be! I'm happy, happy, happy
Here is Queen Makeda of Sheba, one of the rulers of the Eight Atlantean Kingdoms, considered as the third most beautiful woman of this world (obviously it's easy to guess who is the first
). She was ruling the djinn realm, the closest to arcanic powers and magic and also the wealthiest. Though Makeda was a steady, fair and wise Queen, she was also amazingly proud and vain. She was even pretty sure that with all the discoveries, experiments and knowledge of the Atlantean people, they would eventually reach divinity... When the war against the Devas began, she decided to not take Zaradine
's advice (he was advocating a peaceful solution) and fight against the angel with all the powers of her armies, convinced that they wouldn't be defeated. In other words, it meant she decided to fight against the Demiurge's will... Obvsiouly, there was no peaceful way out at all and the Kingdoms were destroyed with their rulers. However, Makeda's fate rested with Mardanh's hands, the God of Death blaming her for not respecting the deads rest and recalling soldiers and sorcerers thanks to necromancy. That was why he condemned her to a cycle of reincaranations in "insignificant" bodies (so she could feel how life is precious and how quick it can be destroyed) such as a dog, horse, bird... and cat... In this form, this is really the beginning of her new life...
Reference for the pose: cheyenne75.deviantart.com/art/…