Thursday, September 15, 2011

Queen Land

I've been trying to organize myself better while I color my drawings in PS. the arrangement of layers, etc. In that process, I ended up coloring two queens that I had sketched. Here they are:

The first queen is styled after the Mughal rulers of India (mostly based on a film I saw over the weekend). The second was inspired by the Ottoman way of dressing brides. I had no reference picture for an Ottoman queen, somehow. The comparison helped me see how different cultures interpret beauty. Whereas the Turkish style is bold on the colors and the use of jewellery, the Mughals were much more subtle and gave attention to detail, you could say. I had a lot of fun making this.