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Princess Elizabeth Tudor by MapleRose Princess Elizabeth Tudor by MapleRose
Portrait of Elizabeth I of England at 13, based on portrait by William Scrots c.1546.

I did this portrait of her because I love Tudor history, and Queen Elizabeth I is my idol. I admire her for the fact that she was an intelligent and shrewd woman who ruled her country beyond anyone's expectations, and was able to create a period of peace and prosperity. She showed that women can achieve greatness if given a chance. (yes, I'm somewhat of a feminist)

I love the original portrait in colour, the dress is so pretty. As you can see, I omitted a lot of details like the patterning on her dress because it was too much of a pain to do, and I liked it without the pattern; those pieces on the sleeve I didn't like, so I took those out. I kinda changed the eyes to my style as well. I didn't do a background because one, it was a pain to do, and two, I despise backgrounds.

The original paining by William Scrots can be seen here [link]

Medium: pencil
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HopeHogwarts16 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I love history and the fact that this portrait does Elizabeth justice is amazing. This piece is amazing.
MissyLynne Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
WineWriter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
I'm a huge fan of Tudor and Elizabethan history. I'm reading The Wives of Henry VIII right now. Defintely read it! This is my favorite portraits of Elizabeth I. She was a pretty young woman and a noble looking woman.
kaya-luvs-yew100 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
omg I love Princess Elizabeth as well and this is really good and the details of the dress are awesome
MapleRose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
kaya-luvs-yew100 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
ur welcome
CyanideMilkshake Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008   Traditional Artist
oooh i like this, its mostly faithful to the original but with your own changes. I did a similar one of the famous portrait of Anne Boleyn, and a smaller one of Edward 6th. I love tudor history. Lol, I never draw all the patterns in either, they are too elaborate for my patience!
Great job. x
MapleRose Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much ^_^
just-say-rae Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007   Writer
i like drawings of her, especially when she was young! you did a prodigious job!
MapleRose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^__^
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