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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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Lockaut Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
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
orion-hunter Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow ! Dejah Thoris, eat your heart out, this is a real queen !
Cochegara Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
What's wrong with her face?Clem Epic face 
HotGum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Such awesome work.  How much for an OC commission without background, just one character?
Chocolatonatan Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Como amarķa ser Shahryar
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.
alpha-Ikaros Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Beautiful!! The other Scheherazade I know is in the series Magi :)
mangacraz Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
ya me too love her soo much love this story too
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous design for Scherezade :P
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