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African princess warrior by mnkene African princess warrior by mnkene
I had a blast doing this princess. She still needs some work but. I had so much fun looking up references for her outfit and accessories. I think I will be doing a lot of these types of princesses.

Background by: Ravenclaw 105
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even though I tweaked it a bit colorwise.

I don't know how to do my own backgrounds so well yet so since I created my last one. Its nice to get a break. hehe :0)
Also, her pose is inspired by one I found somewheres on here (da) but I can't remember where. I just used it as a reference. Which is great for me until I get the hang creating my own poses as a new artist.
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AlesandraReinoso Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful .
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SherRilly Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
She's beautiful.
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HDdeviant Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015
she loks like she was fun to draw:) good work.
you will be adored, lovely colors and lines
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starcru Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
nice.
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qaroq Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
As pretty as you.
Almost :)
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DarkWarrior06114 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like how this picture came out.
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Awesomesauce-winkz Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
this helped me with my rp soo thank chuuu
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1973reed Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Wow!
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:iconnubiankingsmen:
NubianKingsmen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful piece.
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Olga-Indigo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
hello,
if you like African art ... come take a look at my colorful batiks! :-)
and tell me if you like them!
much thanks, take care

nice work !
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:iconthandav:
thandav Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
xoo'l
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mhghoulgirl Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
so amazingly cute ^~^
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:iconnyokabi:
Nyokabi Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student General Artist
beautiful.....
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CaribbeanRose9 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Very beautifully done, I love her soft facial features. :thanks:
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ch3rryb3rry101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student General Artist
also how did you find references for her clothing and stuff
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ch3rryb3rry101 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Student General Artist
wonderful!! i been wanting to draw some pictures of african and egyptian princesses.
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F-0-X-Y Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:silentkitty:
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ToughSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Very nice, almost soft.
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rickchart Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Beautiful! This drawing has an african tribal goddess look! And remember wheb eating beans to rub your belly four times for santa! Hope you've been a good girl this year?
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Lakija Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is stunning! I love the color pallete. It's one of my favorite combinations. I will keep up with your work because it makes me feel all warm and happy inside. :excited:

-La La
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mnkene Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much I really appreciate your saying this! More in the works :D
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Robato Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I WAS JUST PASSING THROUGH...capslock was on?...anyway, I was just passing through by was of Still Smilin, and i saw this and thought to myself:

Self, this awesomeness has got to be kidding me.

and then i replied:

Awesomeness does not kidd.

This is great work. The color scheme complements the skin tone. the expression is really nice too. it shows duality. Although she is a fierce warrior, she can be rather gentle in nature...hence the terms "warrior" and "princess".

I've always liked characters like that. Wonderfully designed.
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! Haha, maple leaves in Africa?:XD: It's still a nice background.:nod: She's beautiful.:)
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mnkene Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL! thats the same thing a friend of mine said :b but i am so terrible at drawing backgrounds myself. She said it made the feel more Native American. I agree but am way too lazy to fix it. On my next try I am determined to get it right.:D
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:XD: Don't worry about it, backgrounds are extremely hard to do, and I still struggle with them.:XD: Don't forget, you can always use references for backgrounds too!:D
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mnkene Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very true.... its actually funny that I had not considered doing that yet..lol
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yeahgirl11 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Lol.:XD: Yeah, people are afraid to use references because they think that it means they "cheated" or something.:lol: But if we didn't the we wouldn't be as far as we are today. :nod:
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Cocodoo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
She really looks beautiful! I love her face and that design. Nice job with the colors too! ^^

Hmm... Are you doing pictures on the shirts by yourself now? Cause these pics really does look like that and they would fit in them too.
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mnkene Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there, thank you! I struggled with those colors so bad lol...

But I'm not doing the designs for the shirts etc myself, atleast not for now until I can find a consistent style and a more cohesive look. I really like your work better!

I'm just waiting on copyrights and some other technical issues. Working with other people to launch an idea can be very stressful >_< lol! It takes so long to agree on one thing. Ahhh!

But thanks for saying that. I'm really glad you like it! :)
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mnkene Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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FreeWingsS Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
so beautiful
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mnkene Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I have alot to learn on expressions so I'm really glad you and the other people say they like it.
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xMorbid-Heartx Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
This is so beautiful! I love the serene look that is on her face. The best part about this picture is the fact that you can tell she is a princess just by looking at her. Great job!
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mnkene Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, especially because your art I think is exceptional.
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Sliding-Panda Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Looks good, especially her head and hair :nod:
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grumperpants Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She has such a beautiful, pristine look to her.
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mnkene Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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mnkene Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Shottayouth13 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
A real beauty indeed
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