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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.
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MissyLynne Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job.
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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.
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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
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MapleRose Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks :)
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kaya-luvs-yew100 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
ur welcome
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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
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MapleRose Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much ^_^
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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!
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MapleRose Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ^__^
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