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To Be a Pharaoh by Zimeta To Be a Pharaoh by Zimeta
For the Egypt contest at: :iconmyths-and-legends:

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 matron 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:

Spring Is In The Air by Sibsy
Sequel image:
There are no more Pharaohs by Zimeta

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senefer Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
VERY HUMEROUS LOVE IT
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nohamoharram Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome design and very very nice colors :)
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PadawanLinea Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Great stuff! I love the background, but i do think that it's so busy that it distracts from the main focus--Seti and Nekhbet. Maybe if the opacity was dropped a little bit or something.
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VocaloidWangYao Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This is really great! I love how it looks like the real thing!~
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Icepathismeagain Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the style you drew this in!
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Clerical-Error Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome! This would make such an amazing movie.:D I really like all the little details, like the scarabs -- they really help bring the picture to life. And I love your characterization of Nekhbet!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tlm13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel like they're about to sing an epic Disney song.
Great piece! :D
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zoom-from-inside Featured By Owner May 23, 2011   General Artist
my ancestors :love:
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really? Awesome!
Desert-dwellers unite! ^0^
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dreamwolvie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student General Artist
i don't know why i though of kuzco from the emperor's new groove! hehehe perhaps its the Pharaoh's face
great job btw =) i love the vibrant background
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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome exressions =) love his face :nod: it does look like his mummy xD
vultures are awesome =) and giving her an upper egypt crownan excellent touch =D

love the details on this one =) the plants on the background and the scarabs =D
is that Khepri down there?!?!? :O
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. Yes. I did my research. To give her a red crown woulda been SO wrong.
Wowee! I thought nobody would notice my little Khepri. You're the first one!
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who-stole-MY-name Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes! I knew it was Khepri!!!! :D :D
you are the best, Zime :D love those little details of your pictures
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orpheus-samhain Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
*sporfle* That's great!
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FinalVirucide Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks so nifty. :) If this idea was turned into an actual cartoon movie, I'd totally watch it. :)
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess when I'm rich I'll just have to have it made into one, then. :D
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Wulfemoon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture? yeah, makes me all kinds of happy.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh? Haha. Thank you!
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Araukaria Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Pretty picture:):) Especially strange head of a bird:D
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Kelazi5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Wow, this simply oozes that disney look. It's probably the pharaoh, he looks so much like the emperor from "The emperor's new groove". It looks fantastic. Good luck in the contest.
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you.
It's totally weird that I based him off the mummy, but looks like Kuzco. *looks him up* I think it's the smile and eyebrows that look like him. :XD:
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Kelazi5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
I think you're right about the eyebrows and smile though he doesn't look quite as smug and cocky as Kuzco.
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jadenyc Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
just lovely!
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seraphpiyo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome job~! And very sweet~!
I love to see divinities interacting with their human children. :D
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WinterCabin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful!
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andreshanti Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great artwork!

Somehow reminds me of The Emperor's New Groove.

Hope you win it!
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mpcp13 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You know what, I never thought of that when I read about Nekhbet. Now I wonder I couldn't have. It's so obvious!
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yulii Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
wow what lovely characters. love this art work
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uddelhexe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great style! Something very different to the most egyptian Art I saw the last time!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Hehe. Usually Egyptian are is pretty stoic. :nod: So I figured I should do something fun and colorful. I'm sure even Seti I smiled once in a while. :D
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uddelhexe Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so right. I really like the atmosphere of the picture much. It has something light in it.
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Charanty Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Totally awesome!
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nashimi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! So much detail! I absolutely LOVE the background!
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:iconzimeta:
Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee! It's part traditional and part digital. I'm glad the blend looks okay. :)
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RiverRaven Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pure Disney 8D reminds me of The Emperors New Groove!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you! I love the Emperor's New Groove.
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Ooooh! This is really great, the colouring just jumps out at me! I also love the characterisation.
Best of luck in the contest!
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. Thank you. One of the entries already got a Daily Deviation, so that already cuts my chances by 1/3. :XD:
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annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
Good! And good luck for the contest. :D
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MademoiselleMischief Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I love Egypt stuff :D well done!!! :P
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JoJo-Seames Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Artist
Aw, this is so cute! I love the bright colors. And I love how you did all the reeds. Those are just fantastic. :heart:
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankee! Those reeds were tough to get right, but I guess it was worth it. :D
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Sibsy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
beeee-oooootiful! :D
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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Stubborn-Catfish Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! That's great. Love the style and the colors! Also love you portrayed Nekhbet in a motherly light. :D
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Zimeta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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