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April 8, 2005
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Egyptian Pride by balaa Egyptian Pride by balaa
The culmination of last months work. I ended up having to take several breaks from the piece just to get my mind refocused seeing as it turned out to be a rather huge project. I guessed it would be but not to this extent ;). I don't, however, regret taking on this project as I learned quite a bit along the way, which really in the end is far more valuable than any amount of money. I would also like to give a very special thank you to the commissioner :iconwrgun-tyre: (Worgun-Tyre) for not only his confidence in my skill as an artist but also his patience and kind words along the way! You have made the process nothing less of a joy! You will always hold priority if you ever want another commission in the future for you have been a very pleasant person in all my dealings with you! Again thank you :).

Now for the details on the piece itself. The background was a struggle seeing as I had never done much architecture, especially egyptian collumns. But again I learned quite a bit. I realize they could be a little less uniform but in all honesty I simply did not have the energy to do 4 seperate columns! Again the lighting was a struggle since I did not have any reference to go from, so mostly it was just trial and error until it looked somewhat like I pictured it! I am rather proud of the skills I learned during the creation of this piece of work so for that reason I am discouraging critique. This piece could likely do with a few improvements, but if that was the case most of my pieces...if not all..would never reach the stage of being called a final product!

The title is a very simple play on words. Egyptian pride, pride in the typical meaning of the word as well as the double meaning of "lion pride" signifying the pair is family/mates.

There ya have it, hope you like.
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Joidi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Beautiful, you must be very pleased
Gogredeks Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Well I can not explain enough how you portraid my
two favorite cats and in the title my second favorite
historical location. I thinky ou greagly took them with
the sunlight sitting together. Beautiful
darquejag Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005  Professional Writer
very nice...I love the feeling that you have well as your wonderful style :D
cessendra Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
Wow, beautiful :aww: I love both Egypt and cats, so this is definitely a favourite for me ^^
gensanity Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
gorgeous work is right here
Rabbie Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, you've really managed to capture the beauty of the feline form, in this and all of your works. The lihting is superb as well on this.
UnCollected Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005  Student
Wow, I cant type what I feel about this. 0-o Its just so, beautiful. ;_;
Sabretooth-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
EfiWild Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Iīm sure you have a beautiful spirit, if not, I canīt explain how can you create these wonderful things...
balaa Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
*hugs* Those ar among the kindest of works I have ever had the pleasure of being bestowed upon me. Thank you!!!!
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