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Scherezade is a legendary Persian queen and the storyteller of One Thousand and One Nights.
The frame tale goes that every day Shahryar would marry a new virgin, and every day he would send yesterday's wife to be beheaded. This was done in anger, having found out that his first wife was betraying him. He had killed three thousand such women by the time he was introduced to Scheherazade, the vizier's daughter.

Against her father's protestations, Scheherazade volunteered to spend one night with the King. Once in the King's chambers, Scheherazade asked if she might bid one last farewell to her beloved sister, Dunyazad, who had secretly been prepared to ask Scheherazade to tell a story during the long night. The King lay awake and listened with awe to Scheherazade's first story and asked for another, but Scheherazade said there was not time as dawn was breaking, and regretfully so, as the next story was even more exciting.

And so the King kept Scheherazade alive as he eagerly anticipated each new story, until, one thousand and one adventurous nights, and three sons later, the King had not only been entertained but wisely educated in morality and kindness by Scheherazade who became his Queen.

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I always want to draw her, i imegine a lot of One Thousand and One Nights when i read some stories when i was a kid :D

photoshop CS/ Wacom Intuos/ 7 hours/ music: the storyteller by fairyland (awesome music is awesome :D)

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teeheeteepee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015
1001 nights and morality :) Read the original, uncensored stories!
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21Mauricio21 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
That's a very interesting story :)
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Caine001 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful and Sexy! Clap Clap Clap Clap 
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darryl08 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
awesome it's cool
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ahuramajdi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student Digital Artist
you hae some persian artwork in your gallery and they are beautiful. respect from iran
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Lockaut Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
beautiful!!
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Merc-King Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Well, if I'm the king and this is what Sherezade looks like I'm not going to behead her. I prefer to listen to her stories during the "down time" :p
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orion-hunter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! Dejah Thoris, eat your heart out, this is a real queen !
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Cochegara Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
What's wrong with her face?Clem Epic face 
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HotGum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Such awesome work.  How much for an OC commission without background, just one character?
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Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Como amaría ser Shahryar
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marbzdude Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Storytime and some lovin' from this lovely babe... not a bad deal for about nearly 3 years in a row.
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alpha-Ikaros Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful!! The other Scheherazade I know is in the series Magi :)
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mangacraz Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ya me too love her soo much love this story too
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Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous design for Scherezade :P
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Someguy1997 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
What a beauty!
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CBDragon7 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im in love ^^ hahaha! :P
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bronzesword Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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ChrisTobey Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
I've never actually seen many renditions of Scheherazade, but I'd say this is a very good one.
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Dhealer777 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Love your work
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Ederlopespereira Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
muito legal parabens
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LocoKitty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ScheHErazade. You missed two letters. Otherwise, love it.
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Vinktor Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Esta chingon tu trabajo!
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Vixenfighter Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
I remember hearing about Scherezade when I was little and wished I could have heard all of the stories the told. Amazing drawing of her it showed how charming she was in being able to please the king with her tales and beauty.
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3vilsOlderSister Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I always loved that story
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josasef Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional
you people should listen to the song that in the book

the first time i heard it i replay it like 20 time its the best song in the world
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josasef Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional
realy shahrazade is arabian the story from iraq have bein wroten in the 13th to the 14th
the 1001 nights is the mythology of the arabs
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Farzin2541 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Persian storytelling
One Thousand and One Nights (Persian: هزار و یک شب‎) is a medieval folk tale collection which tells the story of Scheherazade (Persian: شهرزاد‎ Šahrzād), a Sassanid queen who must relate a series of stories to her malevolent husband, King Shahryar (Persian: شهریار‎ Šahryār), to delay her execution. The stories are told over a period of one thousand and one nights, and every night she ends the story with a suspenseful situation, forcing the King to keep her alive for another day. The individual stories were created over several centuries, by many people from a number of different lands.
The nucleus of the collection is formed by a Pahlavi Sassanid Persian book called Hazār Afsānah[11] (Persian: هزار افسان‎, Thousand Myths), a collection of ancient Indian and Persian folk tales.
During the reign of the Abbasid Caliph Harun al-Rashid in the 8th century, Baghdad had become an important cosmopolitan city. Merchants from Persia, China, India, Africa, and Europe were all found in Baghdad. During this time, many of the stories that were originally folk stories are thought to have been collected orally over many years and later compiled into a single book. The compiler and 9th-century translator into Arabic is reputedly the storyteller Abu Abd-Allah Muhammad el-Gahshigar. The frame story of Shahrzad seems to have been added in the 14th century.

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NeoArchiteuthis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Beautiful
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Elusivellama Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Incredible. Very impressive indeed.
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Malakh01 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
One of my fav characters
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SlyFox2013 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Beautiful and clever - I love her))))
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Gammawarmech Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Delicious.
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warsol12343 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
such a nice like the grinch but more bloody and without the theme of christmas and no real justice for all the women he slaughtered
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femelushka Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous
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Neocasko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now that's a lady I want to tell me stories before I go to bed...:iconwhistleplz:
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Beautiful!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
- She´s gorgeous! :horny: The sexy outfit,her jewels,the background,all are wonderful! :winner:
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dttb6296 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
 This is great! :squee:
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I know dude!
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TanukiTagawa Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
 let´s cheerring by see more babes like her!   :eager:
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dttb6296 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
You know it.
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  Yeah.   8-)
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Aadyth Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
Am I the only one who noticed the eyes? they are kinda messed up!
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ftrpres Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
i have noticed that you mess up on faces sometimes, i really love this piece, but her face seems off, similarly one of the angels i felt the same way, of course i love your collection as a whole, and have seen so many pictures i cant remember which was the angel i am thinking of
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GokuMartin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Genzoman:

are you, in any way, related to Frank Fazetta?
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Maximusvitez Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Superb drawings!
All of them and well inspiring.
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