The Son of Aten

This is definitely one of my favourite drawings so far - I’ve always loved the Amarna Period and Akhenaten is one of my favourite pharaohs!

The Son of Aten

This is definitely one of my favourite drawings so far - I’ve always loved the Amarna Period and Akhenaten is one of my favourite pharaohs!

Sometimes I just don’t get people …

So, I sat on the train on my way home today, reading “The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt”, when this guy came over and sat opposite me. I looked up, smiled politely and then continued reading about the decline of the Old Kingdom. After a couple of minutes, the guy started to giggle. At first, I just ignored it (I assumed he was looking at his phone or something like that) but then he said: “What the hell are you reading?” and I realized that he was talking to me. I looked up, told him that I was reading about ancient Egypt, and quickly returned to my book. He stated giggling again and said: “What the fuck? Why are you reading that? You’re reading about a bunch of dead guys and stones!” After he had said this, I took a deep breath, closed my book very slowly, looked at him, and said: “To be honest, I think the fact that I prefer reading about dead guys and stones over talking to you says a lot more about you than it does about me. Have a nice day” Having said this, I packed my stuff and left (I had to get off at the next stop).

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The Lamentations of Isis
(I just couldn’t resist colouring this drawing!)
I wanted to sort of “experiment” a bit with some different kinds of ancient Egyptian jewellery and clothes - and I really like how both musicians turned out!
I got inspired by Ali Jihad Racy’s beautiful ancient Egyptian themed music - especially this song 
Enjoy! :3

The Lamentations of Isis

(I just couldn’t resist colouring this drawing!)

I wanted to sort of “experiment” a bit with some different kinds of ancient Egyptian jewellery and clothes - and I really like how both musicians turned out!

I got inspired by Ali Jihad Racy’s beautiful ancient Egyptian themed music - especially this song

Enjoy! :3

Taking a break from studying (and listening to some gorgeous ancient Egypt inspired music ) ^^ Hopefully I’ll get time to colour it soon (I hate having unfinished drawings lying around!)
Final drawing

Taking a break from studying (and listening to some gorgeous ancient Egypt inspired music ) ^^ Hopefully I’ll get time to colour it soon (I hate having unfinished drawings lying around!)

Final drawing

Second week at University … Books books books!!! :3

Second week at University … Books books books!!! :3

sandrosanio:

Even the Gods on Earth have to pray
I don’t know if you have noticed but Seti I., father of Ramesses the Great is almost always depicted praying and worshiping and that gave me and idea to draw him and his young and beautiful wife, queen Tuya praying as the new day begins to Amon, patron of the gods.I guess Ramesses and his family are my favorite royal Egyptians! :)(Also, the first idea was to add their children (Ramesses, Tia and Henutmire), in their teens, praying with them, but I gave up on that ide, cause the pic would be to crowded!)Ignor the statue of Amon, I actually used an image for it! :DHope you like it, I surely do! :)

Great work as always, Sanio! :-) (It’s actually kind of funny, I’ve thought about drawing something like this myself for some time now! XD ) 

sandrosanio:

Even the Gods on Earth have to pray

I don’t know if you have noticed but Seti I., father of Ramesses the Great is almost always depicted praying and worshiping and that gave me and idea to draw him and his young and beautiful wife, queen Tuya praying as the new day begins to Amon, patron of the gods.
I guess Ramesses and his family are my favorite royal Egyptians! :)

(Also, the first idea was to add their children (Ramesses, Tia and Henutmire), in their teens, praying with them, but I gave up on that ide, cause the pic would be to crowded!)
Ignor the statue of Amon, I actually used an image for it! :D

Hope you like it, I surely do! :)

Great work as always, Sanio! :-) (It’s actually kind of funny, I’ve thought about drawing something like this myself for some time now! XD ) 

gildedhistory:

Hairstyles of Ancient Rome

"Hairstyle fashion in Rome was ever changing, and particularly in the Roman Imperial Period there were a number of different ways to style hair. Much the same with clothes, there were several hairstyles that were limited to certain people in ancient society. Styles are so distinctive they allow scholars today to create a chronology of Roman portraiture and art; we are able to date pictures of the empresses on coins, or identify busts depending on their hairstyles."

"Busts themselves could have detachable wigs. There have been many suggestions as to why some busts have been created with detachable wigs and some without. Perhaps the main reason was to keep the bust looking up-to-date. It would have been too expensive to commission a new bust every time hair fashion changed, so a mix-and-match bust would have been preferable for women with less money." [X]

A message from sandrosanio
WEEEE! I can't describe you have happy I am when I saw your newest drawing! It's beautiful! I LOVE IT!!!!!!! :)

THANK YOU!!?@%#!!!! :-D :3 It means a lot to me to know that you like my Nefertari - after all, you are an expert when it comes to drawing her and Ramsey! ;-)

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Nefertari Meritmut
Nefertari was one of the Great Royal Wifes of pharaoh Rameses II. She is well-know, partly because of her many representations in temple reliefs and colossi, where she is often depicted alongside her husband or the goddess Hathor, and partly becuase of her beautifully decorated tomb in the Valley of the Queens. 
I’m pretty happy with the way this drawing turned out - especially Nefertari’s dress (it took me ages to finish!)
I hope you like her! :-)

Nefertari Meritmut

Nefertari was one of the Great Royal Wifes of pharaoh Rameses II. She is well-know, partly because of her many representations in temple reliefs and colossi, where she is often depicted alongside her husband or the goddess Hathor, and partly becuase of her beautifully decorated tomb in the Valley of the Queens.

I’m pretty happy with the way this drawing turned out - especially Nefertari’s dress (it took me ages to finish!)

I hope you like her! :-)

A message from Anonymous
See you've read Mara Daughtry of The Nile? Is it good? Need to read it for class project.

Well, it’s far from being the best book I’ve ever read, but I still think it’s pretty good :-) I think it’s from the 1950’s or something like that, so it’s style is a bit old fashioned at times, but if you’re okay with that and like history/ancient Egypt, then I’m sure you’ll enjoy it! :-)

archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Wreath, 2nd century BC
This wreath was purportedly recovered in modern day China, in a region which saw tremendous cross-cultural contact exchange due to the trade routes of the famed Silk Road.
Wreaths worn as a crown are among the more recognizable symbols of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Awarded for various accomplishments, or simply as symbols of status and rank, wreaths might be made from the leaves of such plants as olive, ivy, oak, myrtle or laurel. The laurel wreath, awarded to victorious athletes and for academic achievement, is perhaps the best known of the wreath crowns. The example seen here, however, depicts artistic variations on a mix of species including the trumpet vine.
Wreaths of mixed foliage, particularly fashioned in precious metal, are believed to have been made as funerary objects or as offerings at temples. The conquests of Alexander the Great, and the later expansion of the Roman Empire resulted in the appearance of such items far beyond the boundaries of modern Greece and Italy.

archaicwonder:

Greek Gold Wreath, 2nd century BC

This wreath was purportedly recovered in modern day China, in a region which saw tremendous cross-cultural contact exchange due to the trade routes of the famed Silk Road.

Wreaths worn as a crown are among the more recognizable symbols of ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. Awarded for various accomplishments, or simply as symbols of status and rank, wreaths might be made from the leaves of such plants as olive, ivy, oak, myrtle or laurel. The laurel wreath, awarded to victorious athletes and for academic achievement, is perhaps the best known of the wreath crowns. The example seen here, however, depicts artistic variations on a mix of species including the trumpet vine.

Wreaths of mixed foliage, particularly fashioned in precious metal, are believed to have been made as funerary objects or as offerings at temples. The conquests of Alexander the Great, and the later expansion of the Roman Empire resulted in the appearance of such items far beyond the boundaries of modern Greece and Italy.

Aπόλλων
One of my favourite Greco-Roman gods!

Aπόλλων

One of my favourite Greco-Roman gods!

I’m back from my holiday in Rome and thought I’d share a couple of sketches from my trip :-D

I’m back from my holiday in Rome and thought I’d share a couple of sketches from my trip :-D

A message from sannachan
Uni is very different from what you are used to, indeed, but I think you are gonna do amazing, cause you get to study what you love and that doesn't happen to a lot of people! Good luck and keep us updated :33

Even though it does seem overwhelming and scary, I’m still becoming happier/more curious (and more impatient to begin studying) every day! And yes, I really do like the idea of being able to study what I love - I can’t wait to learn more about ancient Egypt :3 Thanks a lot for your sweet comment! :3 And don’t worry, I’ll keep you updated! ;-) :3