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Collab: Zenobia by asa-bryndis Collab: Zenobia by asa-bryndis
Here's my part of the collaboration with *plt25 that I was talking about in my latest journal.

This is Zenobia, the queen of the Palmyrian empire in modern Syria in the third century. She kicked some major butt, by all means read more about her, she's a very interesting and colourful character!

I had so much fun colouring her and it was both challenging and different to colour somebody else's work. It makes me even more of a perfectionist, because I don't want to screw up the pretty original! This did take me much longer than I intended, both because I'm a slow worker and also because the art academy decided to eliminate 95% of my free time :bucktooth:

The original can be found in :iconplt25:'s gallery, check it out here: [link] His whole gallery is full of gems like that!

His part of the collab can be found in here, but he inked my Thor sketch beautifully.


Photoshop CS2
Wacom Intuos3
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:iconnewtman001:
newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
YAAAAY!!!  One of my favorite heroines!  This is great1
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh fantastic, thank you!
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:iconnewtman001:
newtman001 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!  My pleasure!
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BrandonSPilcher Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She has a nice outfit. I also dig how similar her hairstyle looks to Jasmine from Aladdin (unless that was unintentional).
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm sure any similarity to Jasmine was unintentional, but as I only coloured the image, you'd need to ask the creator of the inked artwork--his name is in the description.
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oesalces Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009
very nicely colored, this one. you did a wonderful job here
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It's an older piece so it's not exactly the best example of my abilities, but I'm glad you like it.
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Cyrenaisa Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It makes me so glad to see her so accurately portrayed. Excellent work from both of you!
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, I'm really glad you think so :) And many thanks for faving!
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soopa-boombox-rox Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
thats brilliant!! really good depth and shading in it. i love the posture and the jewellery and the expression!! for some reason the face kinda reminds me of Eva Longoria!!..haha random- but the features are very similiar! excellent collaboration!!! Well done!
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks for the nice comment :aww: I obviously can't take credit for the inked drawing, but I'm glad you like my shading in it, it was great fun to do :) Ah, I sort of see the Longoria similarities, you're right! Thanks again :D
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CompanionableIlls Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2008
I love this collaboration!

However, the skin tone on this one is off too :( Look up Noura Rahal (popular Syrian singer), to see.

A lot of people are mistaken and think that Arabs are very dark, but we're all Caucasian.
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It was great fun to work on :)

Ah, and thanks again for the tip. I must admit I didn't in this case look up contemporary Syrian people, I only looked at old illustrations and descriptions. Guess they weren't accurate! I'll take the easy, contemporary route next time :D

I really want to do this correctly, so thanks for the tips. I love drawing people from other cultures, esp.from around Mesopotamia and such. :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Quite busty but as always I love the costume. She reminds me of Cleopatra.
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I didn't draw the contours, I only coloured the picture. So comments about her costume should probably be directed towards the creator who inked it :D But thanks nonetheless! I guess she has some resemblance to Cleopatra :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so good at colouring with photoshop. I can't colour with photoshop, I don't know how you do it.
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm really flattered you think so! Especially since I still consider myself to be such a beginner in it, there's so much more to learn. I've followed a bunch of tutorials to help me, I'm sure you can get better if you put time and practice in it :)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're a beginner :O
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, sorry if that sounded arrogant. I'm flattered you consider me advanced, I really do. There's simply still so many basic thing in colour theory and Photoshop brushes that I haven't comprehended yet, but I'm working on it :D Practising is fun, even though I hardly have any time for that these days...my lack of updates here illustrate that quite clearly!
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh, but I suppose you can never truly learn EVERYTHING can you?
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, that's impossible! :D But it's fun to see how long one can go!
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SamiShahin-Art Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You you're the best! It's great coloring on your part :)
But i'm happy because once i actually asked you to do something on ancient Syria if you remember..
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment :) And yes, I do remember when you asked about ancient Syria! Glad you like this piece then, although I'd love to do more drawings from Syria, it's got such an interesting culture.
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dragonfish09 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2007
Nice job with the colouring. Good use of back lights. I don't do that very well. Good job though. Nice lineart, very complex.
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I can have such problems with lighting, so I'm happy to hear you like it :)
Oh, and I didn't do the lineart, it's by *plt25 and I coloured it. It's beautiful on its own, you should check out the original in his gallery.
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hino-san Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007
Ya, finally someone drew me!!Great job
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So you're Zenobia reborn? Well, thanks for commenting and faving then, o great queen ;)
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hino-san Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
You're welcome!!
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gaara-abagara Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
vá af hverju hef ég ekki séð þetta áður? Flott alla vega.... vissi að fólk til þín héðan og þaðan úr heiminum. Ég er með photoshop í tölvunni minni og get bara engan veginn lært á þetta... Hvað varð um paint stílinn á forritum ha?!

anyways...
greetings and good luck from Freyja.
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Takk! Hey, og ef þú þarft einhverja Photoshop hjálp, þá máttu alltaf senda mér línu. Tók mig sjálf einhver ár að læra það sem ég kann núna og það er engan veginn allt forritið...púff..hehe, kannski ekki alveg það sem þú vilt heyra! En það er allavega gaman að leika sér í þessu! MS Paint er svoleiðis klassík, ég byrjaði nú að lita myndir þar ages ago. Misfallegt, skulum við segja..
Gaman að heyra í þér!
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WrongxAsxRight Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
WOW. Amazing coloring! So life like and entrancing 0_0
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Both for commenting and faving :sun: Happy to hear you like it, hopefully you checked out the pretty original too ^^
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WrongxAsxRight Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Mhm :]
Both are brilliant
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vitalia Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
*awestruck!
My goodness! I got all excited when I saw "zenobia" as the title, because I've always wanted to draw her, I just figured I'd better wait until I'm more skilled! :D Yep, I have read about her, I empathize with the nerdiness! :D
This is gorgeous! I got even more excited looking at all of the detail!
*applause for the both of you! :D
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay, glad to hear you know about her, let's all rejoice in nerdiness :D
Thanks for the comment too and faving! As for the detail, that's mostly Peter's work which I simply filled in :)
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vitalia Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
*rejoicing in nerdiness!
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:iconlistaspiran:
listaspiran Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
ú og brjóstgóð líka...
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, mjög svo ;)
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javoec Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
great great coloring. a lot of details.
the shading is awesome.
the drawing is also very good.
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the nice words :aww: And yes, the original drawing is very good indeed.
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coldangel1 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally awesome. Such detail...
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:iconasa-bryndis:
asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Details are the best :D
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AkiaSahara Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my good golly the colouring is wonderful! Absolutely amazing and the colours work so well together…being a perfectionist sure paid off =D you both did an exceptional job
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thanks a lot :) I'm glad you like the colour scheme, it was sort of hard picking out the right ones!
And thanks for faving :aww: Peter and I are both happy to read all these lovely comments!
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AkiaSahara Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
You’re definitely welcome =D yes, I agree sometimes it is hard to pick out the right colours let alone make them all flow together. I’m glad you’re enjoying yourselves, as you both did a marvelous job
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guggus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student Interface Designer
YAY! at last! and ever so pretty! :love: you are indeed a drawing/colouring/hair gerd ^^ :P yeth

us tota miss you dearly...but we know school comes first :heart: reynar er iceland airwaves að koma í veg fyrir mætingu mína næsta miðvikudag en miðvikudagurinn þar á eftir verður awesome ^^ heheh...LOVE YOU! :love: :heart: :heart: :heart: (3 for 3 :P :aww: )
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At last indeed! I am slow! And haha, I do live up to my name :D (haha, hvað er 'yeth'? XD)

Já, oh, sorry hvað ég hef verið busy, sucks :( Hlakka rosa til að sjá ykkur næst, and have loads of fnu at airwaves! *envy* :p Nah, love right back! :heart:

Hey já, og takk, the jewellery is quite brilliant, mostly the drawingness of it, but the colour does look nice though :D
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guggus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student Interface Designer
hahahah...YAY! yeth er yes....it's a silly way of saying it...hahaha...ég og stjáni notum þetta óspart...how gay... :P

LOVE! :heart:
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asa-bryndis Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, aldrei heyrt það áður! :rofl: You twos are funny and gay. Yes! :heart:
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guggus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Student Interface Designer
:rofl: hahahAHAH! totally :P :heart:
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