aph: mama egypt

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My friend Sophy asked if I could put together some references for how I draw Mama Greece and Mama Egypt, and I was happy to comply! It was great to do thinking about how I see them and how they are placed in history.

I didn’t color in their skin, hair, or clothing so as to keep the lineart from getting muddled. My handwriting is awful, too, hopefully you should be able to rightclick-view image to see them in full. If not I will pull this post and add photobucket links or something.

Also of note: I kind of overdid the jewelery on Kemet’s second page, if you do cuffs just give her two matching ones, not so many different bracelets at once! Sometimes Egyptian dresses were sheer and sometimes they weren’t. The styles I drew are all rather flowy and drapey, tighter dresses and patterned clothes appear to be a more old-fashioned thing. Some things in ancient Egyptian culture remained more or less the same throughout its run and some things really really did not, so be careful!

I honestly do not know what color Hellas’ sunhat is. Her himation in her second page is really too small and useless to count as one and I regret drawing it that way, don’t be like me, kids!

As ever I am not an expert!

Ah that reminds me of another headcanon I had- Mama Egypt astronomically prefers dealing with people one at a time to dealing with them in pairs or groups. She is very straight forward and calm and clear when she is talking to one person but if there are two or more they tend to talk over her and she has difficulty making them both understand at once (and often people she deals with happen to hate each other and it’s tough talking to people when they are too busy glaring suspiciously at each other)

“OKAY THAT’S ENOUGH. PHOENICIA, FROM NOW ON WE WILL MEET HERE ON THESE DAYS FOR THESE GOODS. YOU WILL DROP OFF YOUR STUFF, I WILL EXCHANGE IT AND WE’LL BOTH LEAVE. GREECE, SAME THING ONLY WE’LL BE MEETING AT THIS PLACE ON THESE DAYS. I DON’T WANT TO SEE BOTH OF YOU TOGETHER EVER AT MY DOORSTEP AGAIN, IS THAT CLEAR?!? NO YOU CAN NOT COME IN TO DISCUSS THIS *slams door*”

it’s a lot like rival travelling salesmen that try to both offer you better deals and swindle you out of as much money as possible.

Ama me fideliter…

fidem meam nota;
de corde totaliter
et ex mente tota
sum praesentialiter
absens in remota.
Quisquis amat taliter,
volvitur in rota.

(Love me faithfully! Mark my loyalty; completely, in my heart and in my whole mind I am with you though absent in a far place. Whoever loves in this way is turned on the wheel of torture.)

Song: in extremo-omnia sol temperat-

▌AXIS POWER HETALIA © Hidekaz Himaruya
▌Art by Vtophya

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kamillyanna said: Hello !! /)w(\ I would like to just drop this off and say I’d love it if you could draw more of non-canon hetalia characters liKE your mama greece !

i am always happy to doodle ancient moms tbh (i know u only asked for mama g but……..mama e is so important. also theyre in love)

i haven’t drawn aph ancient egypt in a while…

(i headcanon that at various times she might have been thought a goddess and at other times a high-ranking priestess, to the humans not in the know…) 

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