Legends of the Maiden’s Tower

  • Client BÜMED
  • Date 2013

This is an illustration I've done to BÜMED's monthly magazine's special "Istanbul" issue. They requested that I draw three of the legends surrounding this small islet, which is located at the southern entrance of the Bosphorus.

So from left to right, " Hero and Leander" (greek) , "Princess and fruit snake" (byzantium) and "Battal Gazi and the Maiden" (later Byzantium and Arab invasion era).

A rushed piece. But at the end, it turned out pretty okay in my opinion.

Note: I know Hero and Leander is actually not based on this islet, but people take it as so.

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I'm a 28 y/o designer with vast arrays of skills and imagination. I also draw ilustrations, write fiction and develop indie games with great passion.

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