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Scherezade by GENZOMAN Scherezade by GENZOMAN
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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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Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Como amarķa 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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