Excellent portrait of Cleopatra Thea Philopator ("the VII" is a modern invention ... she was never called that in her own time). I especially admire how you depict her as an intelligent, confident and commanding woman. She is in her palace overlooking the harbor of Alexandria which is historically correct. Personally I think she usually wore more Hellenistic or Greco-Roman fashions, and only wore an Egyptian costume for ceremonial occasions in her role as a priestess of Isis. Anyway, well done!
She doesn't remind me of Cleopatra, she reminds me of Salomé daughter of Herodias... the girl who asked the King for the Head of John the Baptist... you have portrayed exactly how she looked like, perfect!
Good question, it looks like salome because she has that Jewish white vintage skin that woman from that time used to have, then the look on her face, she looks ambitious but at the same time evil... she also has the body shape of a Dancer, Salome was a dancer, it's just her, awesome work...
Intéressant essai de reconstitution. Il ne faut pas oublier que Cléopâtre VII était macédonienne et appartenait à la dynastie des Ptolémées. Elle en sera sa dernière représentante. Vouloir représenter Cléopâtre en Égyptienne est sans doute l'expression d'une erreur même si les Ptolémées ont toujours respecter les valeurs égyptiennes et ont pu se faire représenter, dans l'art traditionnel, parfois revêtus des parures royales et religieuses de ce pays.