Shadowness - taaeb http://shadowness.com Mohamed Taaeb is an Egyptian artist born in Cairo. His father, Abdel-Aziz Taaeb, is a caricaturist. Mohammed Taaeb started his academic studies in Gr... en Khaled El-Sawy http://shadowness.com/taaeb/khaled-el-sawy <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/khaled-el-sawy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/267414/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A famous Egyptian actor, (Born 1963) he was involved in the Egypt Revolution 2011 with Over 2 millions protesting in Tahrir Square. Hope you like it and your comments are welcome. Mon, 08 Oct 2012 16:55:03 -0400 Antarah & Abla http://shadowness.com/taaeb/antarah--abla <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/antarah--abla"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/249585/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Antara Ibn Shaddad ( 525 - 601) was born in Najd (the northern Saudi Arabia). He was the son of Shaddād, a well-respected member of the Arabian tribe of Banu Abs, his mother was named Zabibah, an Ethiopian woman, whom Shaddad had enslaved after a tribal war. The tribe neglected Antara at first, and he grew up in servitude. Although it was fairly obvious that Shaddad was his father. He was considered one of the "Arab crows" (Al-aghribah Al-'Arab) because of his jet black complexion. Antara gained attention and respect for himself by his remarkable personal qualities and courage in battle, excelling as an accomplished poet and a mighty warrior. He earned his freedom after one tribe invaded Banu Abs, so his father said to Him: "Antara fight with the warriors". Then he looked at his father in resentment and said: "The slave doesn't know how to invade or how to defend, but the slave is only good for milking goats and serving his masters". Then his father said: "Defend your tribe and you are free", then Antarah fought and expelled the invading tribes. The way Antarah responded to his father in Arabian culture does not mean that he was afraid of fighting, rather that when Antarah's father did not acknowledge him for all those years, Antarah was aiming to get his freedom and to be acknowledged by his society, and he earned that. Antarah fell in love with his cousin Abla, and sought to marry her despite his status as a slave. To secure allowance to marry, Antarah had to face challenges including getting a special kind of camel from the northern Arabian kingdom of al-No'man Ibn al-Munthir Ibn Ma' al-Sama'. Antarah took part in the great war between the related tribes of Abs and Dhubyān, which began over a contest of horses and was named after them the war of Dāhis and Ghabrā. He died in a fight against the tribe of Tai. Antarah's poetry is well preserved, and often talks of chivalrous values, courage and heroism in battle, as well as his love for Abla. It was immortalized when one of his poems was included in the Hanged Poems. The poetry's historical and cultural importance stems from its detailed descriptions of battles, armour, weapons, horses, desert and other themes from his time. (Thanks wikipedia) Mon, 13 Aug 2012 23:11:06 -0400 Superior mission’s car http://shadowness.com/taaeb/superior-mission--s-car <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/superior-mission--s-car"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/246397/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This vehicle for superior missions, it climbs rugged mountains, flies in the sky, submerse under water. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:27:20 -0400 Sawfish Ship http://shadowness.com/taaeb/sawfish-ship <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/sawfish-ship"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/246395/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This piece had painted as Science fiction short story for Children magazine, I design identically this vehicle based on my old artwork since 1995 where the Space ship looked like a swordfish in its forefront edged, I drawing all outlines in one layer and then make shading over another layers. Technique; Digital Artwork, Painter X, Size 37X20 cm 300 dpi. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:27:18 -0400 Abd-Alrahman Alzahirry http://shadowness.com/taaeb/abd-alrahman-alzahirry <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/abd-alrahman-alzahirry"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/246391/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Portrait Drawing of Saudi writer (Abd-Alrahman Alzahirry), using digital painting tools, Orginal size 20x30 cm 300 DPI. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:06:53 -0400 My Uncle http://shadowness.com/taaeb/my-uncle <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/my-uncle"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/246390/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A Portrait of my Uncle, The picture taken 1979 after out of the sea. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:06:50 -0400 Tzvetan Todorov http://shadowness.com/taaeb/tzvetan-todorov <a href="http://shadowness.com/taaeb/tzvetan-todorov"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item9/246389/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Franco-Bulgarian philosopher (born 1939), Writing books and essays about literary theory, thought history and culture theory. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 22:06:47 -0400