Monday, September 12, 2011

The Black Queen

So, a little while ago, I decided that I would remake a few old characters that I had done...

Well I got a bit carried away with it and ended up drawing quite a few different characters.
The Black Queen was the only subject, and let's see if I can find the prompt...


Originally Posted by cakeypigdog
Hey there mr Oblio

I am sick as pig and off work today: nice pick me up to find I have just won my first chow!! (by the skin of my teeth no less!)

My topic choice is as follows:
Jake (cakeypigdog)

The year is 2025. The Black Queen is the figure-head of the British- Japanese empire known as the GBNR.

The GBNR are one of 3 super-states at constant warfare with each other. It is the hundredth year since the forming of these states. Our queen is a divine leader as well as a military commander.

Her appearance should bring together Victorian and traditional Japanese aesthetics but also take into account the 100 years that have passed since the joining of these two cultures.

Now... concept! 


Topic elements:

1 = divine leader
2 = military commander
3 = victorian&japanese mix 100 years later.

Make sure your picture contains these - you will receive 3 VOTES for each topic covered. 


It wasn't exactly the topic that I followed... but I still managed to make a series of images for it wayy later.

Either way, I thought I would share the series:

The Black Queen

In the matriarchal society, she rules all. 
She has an 'iron' fist that doesn't know the meaning of the word "NO".

Title: The Black Queen
Date: <don't remember>
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 11" x 17"

The Black King

The Black King unfortunately holds no real power, he is just there as a figurehead to keep the 
original power scheme in place. Basically he's just there to make the queen look 'genuine'.
He is very flamboyantly gay, although not many people know this because he 
generally stays statuesque on the throne next to the queen. He constantly plays practical jokes
and is genuinely liked by the public.

Title: The Black King
Date: <don't remember>
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 11" x 17"

The Bishop

The Bishop plays a bit of a smaller role since religion isn't as important as it once was, since 
the Queen uses her 'divine right' to rule. But the Bishop is still needed for magical ceremonies
as well as unions. Which aren't that often... The church as a whole doesn't reign  the power it
did during modern times, but they still keep him around.

Title: The Bishop
Date: <don't remember>
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 11" x 17"


What would a royal court be without it's knights? As you can see, the knights take basic Japanese soldier outfits and weaponry and blend them with British clothing as well.

Title: Knights
Date: <don't remember>
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 11" x 17"

The Court Jester

And finally, the Jester. The jester serves as a comedian to keep the Queen and King entertained,
although a majority of his work is done behind the scenes. He secretly plots night and day to 
change the scope of the royal court to suit his own needs, and thus builds a private mercenary group
in hopes to bring down the house.

Title: Jester
Date: <don't remember>
Medium: Graphite
Scale: Original is 11" x 17"

So, there you have it... a series of drawings for one purpose.
I actually have a lot more to the story of these, and this is still a very loose story compared to what I
have in mind... but anyway, thought I would share.

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