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I colored this sketchbook doodle of a Tyrannosaurus rex portrait with my colored pencils. My reference for the head was a photo of the specimen labeled BHI 3033, better known to the public by its nickname "Stan" (although we don't know for sure what sex it would have been).

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In celebration of October, I've drawn this an Egyptian mummy chick whom I'm nicknaming "Mummique" (it's a mix between "mummy" and the name Monique). I don't have any story planned for her, but I like to imagine that she works as a TV horror host in the tradition of the character Vampira (from Ed Wood's movie Plan 9 from Outer Space).

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Remember that Egyptian/Neanderthal dude whose portrait I drew a couple of days ago? Well, these two would be his doting mommy and daddy. I will leave to your imagination how they could have gotten together, but they're from an alternate history where all of humanity stayed within Africa while the Neanderthals got to keep western Eurasia. The Neanderthal dad in this pairing is from one of the Middle Eastern populations, which is why he has tan skin and dark hair instead of the pale skin and red hair of more northerly Neanderthal populations in Europe.

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This would be a fictional warrior queen from somewhere in the Congo Basin of Central Africa. Part of the inspiration for the character came from the historically documented Queen Nzinga of Ndongo and Matamba, who lived in what is now Angola and is known for fighting the Portuguese. The wicker shield she's carrying is influenced by those used by warriors from Congolese societies such as the Mangbetu and Zande.

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This is the colored version of my concept for a Congolese warrior queen. I drew the color scheme of her jewelry and clothing from the flags of two countries in the Congolese region, the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (or D.R.C.). The shield design, on the other hand, is based on the wicker shields used by warriors from Congolese societies such as the Zande/Azande and Mangbetu.

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I don't have much to say about this doodle other than that it's an Egyptian woman who's probably of commoner status. It seems that whenever my muse is temporarily on the fritz, Egyptian beauties are one of the subjects I default to. Either that, or it's some kind of dinosaur.

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I wasn't originally going to color my last Egyptian portrait, but after taking a second look at her, I thought she was too strikingly beautiful not to color. I think it's something about her eyes that's really alluring.

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This is a speculative portrait of a Triceratops that has ridges on its horns (or rather the keratin covering thereof), much like you would find on the horns of an African antelope. However, I left the tips smooth-sided for better penetration in case a T. rex or some other predator were to attack it.

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I drew these two as an exercise in portraying dripping wet hair of different textures. The chick on the left is ancient Egyptian and the one on the right is from the Maya civilization of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica.

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This is a work-in-progress scene which I will color over the weekend. There's a bit of compositional inspiration here from the paleo-artist Doug Henderson, who's known for dinosaur scenes dominated by the foliage rather than the animals themselves.

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Tyrannosaurus rex stands at the edge of a glade deep in the rainforest. There's a bit of compositional inspiration here from the paleo-artist Doug Henderson, who's known for dinosaur scenes dominated by the foliage rather than the animals themselves.

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Deep in the eastern Egyptian desert, diorite statues of the lion goddess Sekhmet guard an ancient diamond mine.

I'm not actually aware of diamonds ever being found in Egypt. But since the desert hills in the eastern part of the country are made of igneous rock (the kind of rock where diamonds are often found), maybe there are some waiting to be discovered over there?

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Did you know that the oldest recorded variation of the Cinderella fairy tale was set in ancient Egypt? According to a brief account by the Greek historian Strabo, an Egyptian courtesan named Rhodopis had one of her sandals carried off by an eagle, which then dropped it in the Pharaoh's lap. Once the Pharaoh's men identified the sandal as hers, Rhodopis became his wife, and he buried her within the third pyramid at Giza. Of course, over the centuries the story would be embellished into a classic underdog tale, which Walt Disney would adapt into the animated movie we all grew up with.

For my interpretation of Cinderella, I combined influences from her original Egyptian background and the Disney design. Her sandals are supposed to be made of glass like in the Disney version.

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For some reason, the word "elegant" was what came to mind when I was doodling this character in my sketchbook.

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This is my interpretation of Menat, an Egyptian fortune teller who is a recently introduced playable character in the game Street Fighter V. She's the second character from the continent of Africa in the entire game series, the first one being Elena from Kenya. I should probably draw Elena next, especially since her design is in severe need of an overhaul (c'mon, Capcom, are people of African descent really that hard to draw for you guys?).

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I've come down with a nasty case of the flu in the last couple of days, so I colored my earlier drawing "Elegant" to cheer myself up and kill time. I think she came out even prettier here than in the original pencil drawing.

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This is my portrayal of Sundiata Keita, the warrior prince who founded the empire of Mali in West Africa around 1235 AD. He is the namesake protagonist of the Sundiata Epic, a copy of which I have on my bookshelf.

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