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TudorQueens 2 - Anne Boleyn by KristinaGehrmann TudorQueens 2 - Anne Boleyn by KristinaGehrmann
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The 2nd portrait in my series of Tudor Queens! :D

Anne Boleyn was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of Henry VIII of England.
The whole story: [link]


The next portraits in this series will feature:
3) Jane Seymour
4) Anne of Cleves
5) Catherine Howard
6) Catherine Parr
7) Mary I
8) Elizabeth I

Reference for face, dress, etc. from these original portraits:

Pose reference from `lockstock <3

Background from one of my own photos.

Thanks for looking! :heart:
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Pacificalto2013 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Anne Boleyn!  But her daughter, Elizabeth, became a great queen.  Anne would be very proud.  This is a stunning likeness of her, too!  
SnowyPrincess Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist
looks as if she is going to take revengeGiggle  the storm in the background fits perfectly her mood, I like it 
AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
The beautiful Doomed Queen Annie. If it wasn't for her, the Great Queen Elizabeth wouldn't be around to fix Mary's mess. Anne's story was so sad yet her speech before her death was supposedly great and left people wounded.
TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing and very beautiful work! :)

Miffy18 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Wow Wow Wow !!! I just Love It good Job!
TatianaRomanov21 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this!!
LadyAnneBoleyn00 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I am completely in LOVE! I Love Anne Boleyn and this does her justice! x
Melodixa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor girl...
Sturmscharfuhrer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I like it!
imhilien Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully done and bittersweet...
Emlouise-Elcoate Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Absolutely superb!
Em x
Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
UntiltheEarthisFree Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh she looks so heartbroken... I was lucky enough to portray her for a reenactment I did many years ago, but it's stayed with me. She's just that special. At least to me she is. You are an amazing artist. I like how you drew her with rather boney hands. Many people didn't think she was beautiful at the time because of how thin she was. The color of her dress is perfect, as is her hood. Her expression is the PERFECT mix of pain, confusion, anger, and helplessness. The storm in the BG is the perfect touch. This is beautiful. Thank you for honoring her like this. You did miss the deformity on her hand, but it's debatable whether or not she really had that (as you know she became very unpopular in her day and some very not-nice things were said about her) and thank you very much for skipping that terrible lump on her throat (no thanks to Henry for giving it to her) I like the idea of a physically perfect portrait too. The "B" necklace was the perfect touch.
Oh dear, poor slandered, slandered girl... and only a girl... just 27 by some accounts. She was between 27, and 31 I believe...that's kinda young if you ask me. ;) (lol, I'm younger then that though) For those of you who have only seen the movie(s), and TV stuff, she's really really worth reading about. Dig around for old stuff for the best stuff. It takes digging, but it's SO worth it. Read her letters, both to and from her. It's fascinating stuff (If you're a history nut like me!) and you'll learn a lot. I hope someday to be as brave as Anne.
MissSindy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Do you think it ever crossed her mind that one day, in the far far future of today, that she would still be remembered?
MissSindy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Amazing. I just read the book Doomed Queen Anne, and i loved it! Its her side of the story, kinda. I had read Mary, Bloody Mary (about Mary Toudor and how she coped with her stupid fathers stupidness) and i had the image imprinted to me that Anne Boleyn was indeed a techorous witch and she devil. However, upon reading the book supposedly from Annes side, though her ambitions were definately not snow white and sin free, i can say that, to her, her goals did seam understandable and reasonable.
nicjo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely, she's my favourite queen :)
AngelicaRose24 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Anne is my favorite Queen :)

You did a fantastic job :)

Lol, Im jealous! I wish I could make something like this :)
Deleomelle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I feel the mood and atmosphere of this picture. It's really wonderful!
LeLadyMary Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
I absolutely love this! Beautiful.
starrynights1987 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Writer
I love this one! Anne Boleyn has always been a favorite of mine in the Tudor Dynasty
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Very lovely work. I especially like the B necklace. (Been wanting to make 1 myself, but w/ the 1st letter of my own name :giggle:). Red is a good color for Anne :)

I've been reading from Eric Ives' book "The Life & Death of Anne Boleyn," and it appears a lot of fictional authors, even historians such as Antonia Fraser herself, have been making serious mistakes in presenting the real Anne Boleyn's character. It seems a lot of them are prone to reading hostile Catholic & Spanish accounts of Anne (rather than looking over ALL the historical records impartially) & passing her off as a power-hungry, hysterical, slutty, shrill beast; rather than the smart, talented, headstrong, brave, ambitious, self-made woman she truly was.

It's especially sad that some ppl (even today) actually believe the nasty slander Nicholas Sanders wrote about Anne AFTER she died. I mean, the guy was only 6 when she was beheaded, so he never knew her, & yet he was the 1 making up all that stuff about the 6th finger, the protruding tooth, & the big mole on her chin, trying to blacken her name & make Queen Elizabeth I look bad. (Believe me, when they dug up Anne's skeleton, it had only 10 fingers, not 11. I'm guessing the "extra finger" in question was just a mole she had on her left hand, but ppl exaggerated b/c they didn't like her).

Yeah, she had a good & a bad side, but we all do, right? And she made mistakes. But is that any reason the misrepresent her in fiction? I mean there are people out there stupid enough to eat up stories like "The Other Boleyn Girl" and "The Tudors" as fact :hmm:
BlackLuna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It makes me cry too...
pandapaws Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Wow ~ This is absolutely gorgeous art ....such talent you have.
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Poor woman
CiconiaBoleyn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
It's one of the few pictures of Anne Boleyn that actually looks like more contemporary portraits of her. It's beautiful.
Bohomouse Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You missed something!
Anne's deformity. On her hand
WaveSeeker90 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Although it was wrong for Henry to pretty ditch Catherine; his first wife. If any of them, he should of stayed with Mary! She gave him a son; but before it all Henry was playing with fire with Anne. least that what happened on the movie -____-
outsidersfan33 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
JosiahDuke Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
My Favorite of all!
LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The emotion is breathless!
Chexednut Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Argh, she's so wicked! Poor Henry, all dedicated to her and she just takes his heart, smashing it to bits. Then he pays her back in spades.
sashi8 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
un bellisimo trabajo, podemos sentir el dolor y el drama de la situacịn!
heartbubbles Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
The background really adds to the drama and the emotion of the painting. Love it.
spirit-of-the-stone Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Anne, my favourite! Very beautiful!
ImWanderlust Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011
Oh, I simply love Anne Boleyn! The fact she was beheaded for lechery is unbelievable. I don't believe she would commit it. Seeing this art with a tear in her eye saddens me. When I stare at this, it's like I can see the tear rolling down her cheek. Beautifully done!
DamselStock Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful portrait. Anne is one of my favorite heroines of history. I am so glad you did not paint her with 6 fingers as that myth seriously needs to die.
inherowncreepyworld Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Normalerweise mag ich Digital Art nicht besonders, aber Deine Bilder sind unglaublich toll. Besonders das hier mag ich sehr. Der Ausdruck in ihren Augen, wie sie den Mund fast unmerklich verzieht. Wahnsinnig toll, ich bin beeindruckt.
maria-42246 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
So beautiful! Congrats!!
Mazzy-elf Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011   General Artist
Anne Boleyn was my favourite... she had an extra finger... I've seen her special gloves n_n
Other than that this is a really beautiful piece <3
DamselStock Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The story that Anne had 6 fingers is purely myth. Any gloves you have seen were made to fuel that myth. Nicholas Sander, a Roman Catholic recusant (those who refused to attend Anglican Church of England services), was the first to state Anne having had 6 fingers as a slur on her. Had she really had 6 fingers then Henry would not have had anything to do with her as during the Tudor era and thereabouts, it was considered an evil omen to have any physical deformities. Her body was exhumed in 1876 and she was said to have been 5'3", a delicate frame with long dainty tapered fingers as would be expected of a small framed noble lady of the era.
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Dear Maidith
Your work is featured in
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you are Most welcome!!! ...:heart:
Zaichick Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love how you made all these queens seem so real, so human!
alicebaby04 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
Disciple77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
And you even got her "B" necklace in there! Awesome!
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
Disciple77 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
She has to be my most favorite out of all King Henry's wife's. She had one hell of a childhood... I definitely think her and Catherine Howard got a raw deal.
MyOwnBoomBoom Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Wunderschön! *-* <3
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
danke <3
TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Poor Ann Boleyn *sniff* torn away to be forced into marriage to a fat evil tyrent then killed coz she couldn't give him a son & he wanted rid to re-marry. Stupid politics >:( I love her eyes & the lonly tear, & how the lighting protrays her doomed future.
Soul-Reader Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing - simply amazing :)
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