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Submitted on
November 15, 2007
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Shutter Speed
10/25 second
Focal Length
20 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Nov 30, 1999, 12:00:00 AM
Queen Elizabeth I by AvalonSky Queen Elizabeth I by AvalonSky
Well let me say this was something I just had to do. I just recently saw Elizabeth - The Golden Age in the theatres and loved it. I loved the first movie, when both my mom and I saw it on the screen in 1999. Cate Blanchett was and still is an amazing actress.

So as soon as I got home I kept thinking of what I wanted to work on as my next digital mixed media piece and I knew as I sat there that I wanted to create a portrait of her.

So lets get on to the particulars of what was done on this one....well I have literally lost count on the amount of hours...lets see, I have been working on this for almost a week now, staying up till almost 2 am working on it on and off. Her hair has been completely painted in by myself. The hardest part I would have to say was the dress, the body actually belongs to another stock model, whose hair was hanging down over the shoulders, so I had to rebuild a good portion of the entire top part of the dress, which was actually really hard to do because of the patterns upon it. The neck cuff was expanded and another lace bit was added on the back, etc.

Ah well, enough about explaining it all, you can look at the original links below to see where the changes and editing are. Just hope I did the Queen justice... Enjoy! :heart:

And of course, here is a link to the details on this piece, I am actually quite proud of her hair. hehe! [link]


The above work is copyrighted by Avalon Sky and may not be edited or used without my written permission!!! :D


And as always a big thank you to the following DA artists whose stock was used in the making of this piece. :hug:

Head/shoulder area - `lockstock [link]
Dress Body - *faestock [link]
Chair and Background - *almudena-stock [link]
Lace Ruff - =cookiekitty-stock [link]
Pearl Pendant, Earing and Ring - ~DarkMaiden-Stock [link] [link]
Pearl Necklace - ~dinajen-stock [link]
Pearls in hair - ~Nadija-stock [link]


The following Clubs have my permission to repost this deviation in their gallery:
=AvalonCommunity *EliteArtists =Manipulators
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Krysnha Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I present you ELizabeth your induscutable queen, to the south i present you ELizabeth your induscutable queen
YesIamEccentric Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
I thought this was a photograph! What an excellent painting!
KaiserOrc Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
"Praises upon her, Queen Elizabeth Gloriana!"
alternatepony Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey could I possible use this image for a custom magic card. I would give you credit for the image and link back to original. If you say no then I won't use it.
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Lovely picture. Good choice with the mouth.
WaveSeeker90 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Correct me if I'm wrong; but wasn't she the daughter of Anne Boleyn?
evilartist21 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i great great great great cousin
Vermillion-Night Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Amazing work
crazfool Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Beautiful work! Elizabeth I is my idol! Even though she wasn't perfect, she was a strong woman and never let anything get in her way, even the people she loved. I love the way you have captured her in this picture! :D :heart:
XBloodyLoveX Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
:Heart: I love it ^^ its really well put together as a whole (: The background is beautiful but the dress and the work of Elizabeth is even better ^^ The hair is really well done! i love it as a whole it all fits together perfectly ^^
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