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Thalestris by dashinvaine Thalestris by dashinvaine
Thalestris, Queen of the Amazons. Here having a spot of bother in the thick of battle. It was said that Alexander the Great was visited by this particular virago during his campaigns in the East, and that she spent 13 nights with him in the hope of producing the perfect warrior daughter.

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In Europe there is a Scythian race, called Sauromatae, which inhabits
the confines of the Palus Maeotis, and is different from all other
races. Their women mount on horseback, use the bow, and throw the
javelin from their horses, and fight with their enemies as long as
they are virgins; and they do not lay aside their virginity until
they kill three of their enemies, nor have any connection with men
until they perform the sacrifices according to law.

Whoever takes
to herself a husband, gives up riding on horseback unless the necessity
of a general expedition obliges her. They have no right breast; for
while still of a tender age their mothers heat strongly a copper instrument
constructed for this very purpose, and apply it to the right breast,
which is burnt up, and its development being arrested, all the strength
and fullness are determined to the right shoulder and arm.



Hippocrates Part 17.

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This was done as an entry for the latest 'Character of the Week' contest over at Conceptart.org

Stock used for pose: [link]
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:icongetmarkdirt:
getmarkdirt Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
awesum!
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:iconsn00gdog:
Sn00gDog Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Great Job
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:iconcilindr0:
CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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:icondonnersberg:
Donnersberg Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
What a beautiful barefoot female warrior. She should make all her enemys begging for mercy and kiss her feet (mercy must be earned - of course, only death is for free).
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:iconbenitezdk:
benitezdk Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
... Neither more! ... Nor less! ... Just Perfect! ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart: ... :heart:
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:iconcarrie-lou:
carrie-lou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
interesting! thankyou!! :)
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:iconpyrrhatitana21:
PyrrhaTitana21 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Love it!!
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:iconsev808:
Sev808 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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:iconbenhammonds:
BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 29, 2013   Writer
This is great, I knew the connection between the Sarmatians and the Amazons, and am proud to see this work. You are very talented!!
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:iconelfala:
Elfala Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
sarmatians
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:icontincan6:
tincan6 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Nice expression on the girl
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:iconcilindr0:
CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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:iconavdsouza:
avdsouza Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
AMAZING, SHE IS SO POWERFUL, SMART AND BEAUTIFUL.
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:iconalexanderaeternus:
AlexanderAeternus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Wow!! And it's so awesome on a t-shirt, too! [link]
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
It would be awesome if I was paid for it.
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:iconalexanderaeternus:
AlexanderAeternus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Oh, you were not aware of it?
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Not that site. I have teeshirts on cafepress and zazzle, but that one looks like it's been stolen.
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:iconalexanderaeternus:
AlexanderAeternus Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Will you contact them to let them know you'll pursue action should they continue its sale?
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:iconmeredyth:
Meredyth Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done!
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:iconmangatellers:
Mangatellers Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent pose and expression. I like how pinched she looks, yet she doesn't give up. Very nice helmet and armor. Well done! :D
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:iconartomax:
ARTOMAX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
merciful heavens, she don't look like she's gonna make it to bloomingdale ... it's a cool scene despite the fat that the shadow of death is about to consume her
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Thanks, yes, she's running out of options alright.
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:icondarthsparrow:
DarthSparrow Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
She is Beautiful
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:iconihcoyc:
IHCOYC Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is all kinds of awesome.
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:iconpapalabas:
papalabas Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great Face-Expression, great Dynamics in the Scenery
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NikitaDarkstar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not bad at all I love the expression on her face and the mood of the image, but I do have three questions. First, why is she barefoot? Second, why does she appear to be wearing roman styled armor? (especially the helmet) And as your quoted text points out, she's not supposed to have a right side breast, yet it looks like she does, is that just the angle or a conscious choice on your part?

I'm not trying to tear this apart in the least, I'm just genuinely curious about some of the choices you made when painting this and if there's a reason behind it, or if you just went with what you thought would look the best at the time. :)
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I wasn't going overly for historical accuracy with this one. A few Scythian inspired motifs, a lot of pure invention. The quote itself sounds slightly far fetched anyway.
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:iconr-crespo:
r-crespo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome dude!
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:iconstrangerdog:
StrangerDog Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
Brilliantly done! The manic intensity of combat is well captured. You did a great job with foreshortening her spear. What was your source for her combination arrow quiver-sword scabbard? An Osprey book?
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
I can't remember, some illustration of a Scythian warrior, I dare say.
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:iconakaihyo:
Akaihyo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Professional Writer
Very solid work here. Good pose and very dramatic scene.
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:iconpikahontas:
Pikahontas Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that shield doesnt seem to be working too well
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:iconraynehall:
RayneHall Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
I like this a lot, very dynamic and dramatic.
I think she would wear sandals when going into battle, though.
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
She bought her sandals from the same fly-by-night as that dodgy shield, and they fell apart.
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:iconraynehall:
RayneHall Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
LOL
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:iconhy22:
hy22 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
wonderful intense detailed amazon in the fight o fher life, but ready to battle ala "300'. excellent series o develope
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:iconlookoo:
Lookoo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instant fave! She looks very believable! Pretty, warlike but not unrealistically superheroic. Big kudos!
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:iconamazon-warriors:
amazon-warriors Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
absolutely awesome work!
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:iconironhair200:
ironhair200 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Beautifully done!
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:iconsickoleman:
sickoleman Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
very cool
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:iconspartan198:
Spartan198 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Very good, but the way the arrows and spear are punching through the shield couldn't actually happen. The face of the Greek hoplite shield is coated in bronze.
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:icondashinvaine:
dashinvaine Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
Yeah I know, they sold her a dud.
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:iconjonkin:
JonKin Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work!!
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:iconalphanathan:
alphanathan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
the overall quality in the Greco-Roman group seems to be the best
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:iconseaview123:
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great looking character!
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:iconbenitezdk:
benitezdk Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
her expression ..... just amazing!

.....GREAT!
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:iconbalramjha980:
balramjha980 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
very nice..
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:iconrestif:
restif Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really outstanding work!
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:icondhacxaahsvost:
Dhacxaahsvost Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks like Xena. very nice piece of art!
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:iconmoheyshaheen:
moheyshaheen Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!
What An Amazing One!
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