For the Egypt contest at:
Here's Nekhbet with Seti I, in my mind she's giving him little tips on how to look fabulous. "Sit up straight, dear. All of Egypt is watching!"
Nekhbet, by the way was patron of upper Egypt and the pharaohs, and seen as the ultimate protector. Sometimes she's even depicted as the divine mama of the Pharaoh. Mm-hmm. On a side-note she's also the wife of Hapy. I bet their marriage was joyous.
Seti's design is partly based on his faboo mummy (google to see him in all of his ancient glory!) and partly based on his coronation hieroglyph.
Nekhbet's anatomy was giving me trouble at first. Well, not all of it. Just her legs. At first I was trying to give her more anatomically correct bird legs, but I just didn't like it.
So! I took a hint from Disney's bitter little parrot, Iago, and also from *Sibsy
's lovely little Jay:Drawn on paper with a pencil, scanned, re-lined and colored in photoshop using a mouse.