The Illustration is based upon the martyrdom of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It's completely done using my 0.1 mm Rotring Engineering Drawing pen on A3 cartridge paper (I gave myself a challenge to complete the whole thing with the 0.1 mm). I have been working on this for over two months now. No references has been used. I would very much appreciate feedback from all...
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I'M SO FREAKED OUT RIGHT NOW THAT I CAN BARELY TYPE THIS... I'M FEELING SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW THAT THEY FOUND MY WORK GOOD ENOUGH.... THANKS TO THE SUGGESTOR
AND TO THE GM
AND ALL OF YOU FOR THE AWESOME SUPPORT !
I'm sorry that I am not able to reply to each of your comments, but I AM reading them all and appreciate it very very much... The encouragement and feedbacks and criticisms that you guys are sending me is a great push towards better art for me... Thanks to you all...
And if you guys find this work in Wikipedia, it's ok... It has been put there with my consent. It is not stolen from me...
People have been asking me to add a short description about the Saint herself. So I copied the content from Wiki. here it is >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
"According to the traditional story, Catherine was the daughter of Costus, a pagan governor of Alexandria, where she was born. She is said to have announced to her parents that she would only marry someone who surpassed her in beauty, intelligence, wealth, and social status. This has been interpreted as an early foreshadowing of her eventual discovery of Christ. "His beauty was more radiant than the shining of the sun, His wisdom governed all creation, His riches were spread throughout all the world." Though raised a pagan, she converted to Christianity in her late teens. It is said that she visited her contemporary, the Roman Emperor Maximinus Daia, and attempted to convince him of the moral error in persecuting Christians. She succeeded in converting his wife, the Empress, and many pagan philosophers whom the Emperor sent to dispute with her, all of whom were subsequently martyred. Upon the failure of the Emperor to win Catherine over, he ordered her to be put in prison; and when the people who visited her converted, she was condemned to death on the breaking wheel, an instrument of torture. According to legend, the wheel itself broke when she touched it, so she was beheaded."