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TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr by KristinaGehrmann TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr by KristinaGehrmann
Kristina Gehrmann

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My 6th portrait in the series of Tudor Queens - and also the last one of Henry VIII's wives.
But my series isn't finished yet. Guess whom the next portrait will feature! :D

Anyway: I referenced most of her look from this painting: [link]
Again I took some liberties with the clothing. The nobility probably wouldn't have worn pink dresses in Tudor times because it looked like washed-out, faded red, surely a sign that you couldn't afford new clothes. At least that's what this professional Henry VIII impersonator says: [link] . Warning: The website is addictive, I spent hours reading there :D
Face reference from `lockstock

Links to the previous portraits in the series:
Catherine of Aragon - [link]
Anne Boleyn - [link]
Jane Seymour - [link]
Anne of Cleves - [link]
Catherine Howard - [link]
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Dollinator Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely incredible ! Her expression is so ... wow ... I'm not finding words sorry ! really stunning work !
MariamMohammed Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi,you've been feature [link] :heart:,
I love the dress!!
She looks beautiful :) Catherine Parr is really some1 to admire. I think she really did love King Henry VIII & his children, & it was b/c of her that Princess Elizabeth (as well as Edward & Mary) was well-cared for & tutored by some of the finest teachers England had to offer. She even acted as Regent when Henry was too sick to go to Privy council meetings, & she would often sit w/ him & hold his hand while he was being treated by doctors. She was an amazing lady for her time.
She looks absolutely beautiful here! She looks almost real. The lighting is fantastic!
BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
wunderschön! sieht aus wie ein foto:)
lovely work, interesting pose, the colours are beautiful.
lessdeviant Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the soft light on her face. Hut ab ! :)
Hollow-nyan Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG !! I fall in love !! great work !
LadyGhostDuchess Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my word! Beautiful!
This has turned out so amazing!
Cat Parr is by far holding first place in my top royals (she is tied with another though). This image is the most beautiful image I have ever seen of her! So fantastic!~
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