The first of this new collection is Kidagakash or Atlantis Princess Kida.
For our princess and later queen of Atlantis I opted to use gold and I used the typical stones of the lost continent. I've also changed the hairstyle, I have always preferred with her bangs pulled back, like when she wears wet hair. I think her normal hairstyle has the traits too hard and I think this style will soften her expression. Of course this is just my opinion.
I've also changed the style of the jewelry Kida takes once she becomes queen of Atlantis, I think the original tiara was too simple, but you know me, I always just exaggerated the jewelry! XDD
I have included the rituals tatoos and Atlantis alphabet in the skin and jewelry from Kida. You can see them on the tiara and the necklace.
Now it's time for a bit of history on the myth of Atlantis:
Atlantis is the name of a fictional island mentioned within anallegory on the hubris of nations in Plato's works Timaeus and Critias, where it represents the antagonist naval power that besieges "Ancient Athens", the preudo-historic embodiment of Plato's ideal state (see The Republic). In the story, Athens was able to repel the Atlantean attack, unlike any other nation of the (western) known world supposedly giving testament to the superiority of Plato's concept of a state. At the end of the story, Atlantis eventually falls out of favor with the gods and famously submerges into the Atlantic Ocean.
Despite its minor importance in Plato's work, the Atlantis story has had a considerable impact on literature. The allegorical aspect of Atlantis was taken up in utopian works of several Renaissance writers, such as Bacon's New Atlantis and More's Utopia. On the other hand, 19th-century amateur scholars misinterpreted Plato's account as historical tradition, most notably inDonnelly's Atlantis: The Atidiluvian World Plato's vague indications of the time of the events—more than 9,000 years before his day - and the alleged location of Atlantis—"beyond thePillars of Hercules"—has led to much pseudoscientific speculation. As a consequence, Atlantis has become a byword for any and all supposed advanced prehistoric lost civilization and continues to inspire contemporary fiction, from comic books to films.
While present-day philologists and historians unanimously accept the story's fictional character, there is still debate on what served as its inspiration. The fact that Plato borrowed some of his allegories and metaphors—most notably the story of Gyges - from older traditions has caused a number of scholars to investigate possible inspiration of Atlantis from Egyptian records of the Thera eruption, the Sea People invasion, or the Trojan War. Others have rejected this chain of tradition as implausible and insist that Plato designed the story from scratch, drawing loose inspiration from contemporary events like the failed Athenian invasion of Sicily in 415–413 BC or the destruction of Helike in 373 BC.
I hope you enjoy the new illustration and, as always, I will wait for your comments and opinions!! ;)
*Original Character by DISNEY