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TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr by KristinaGehrmann TudorQueens 6 - Catherine Parr by KristinaGehrmann
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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:…
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:… . 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 -…
Anne Boleyn -…
Jane Seymour -…
Anne of Cleves -…
Catherine Howard -…
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Albinavonroth Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well Done!!!
LUVCORNBREAD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
well done, beautiful
MissSindy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Lucky girl, she survived that horrid king before he could kill her or divorce her. Even if by only a year
SeekHim Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is stunning! :)

GOD bless
John 3:16
nicjo Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, not my favourite tudor queen but this painting is stunning! you are seriously talented!
starrynights1987 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Student Writer
very beautiful
BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart: beautiful :heart:
Dollinator Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely incredible ! Her expression is so ... wow ... I'm not finding words sorry ! really stunning work !
MariamMohammed Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Hi,you've been feature [link] :heart:,
Beanie86 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
I love the dress!!
LadyAquanine73551 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
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.
xSteel-and-Lacex Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
She looks absolutely beautiful here! She looks almost real. The lighting is fantastic!
BLACKNIGHTINGALE81 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012   General Artist
wunderschön! sieht aus wie ein foto:)
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
lovely work, interesting pose, the colours are beautiful.
lessdeviant Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the soft light on her face. Hut ab ! :)
Hollow-nyan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG !! I fall in love !! great work !
LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner 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!~
MuqaGensou Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
iI love that look of serenity on her face,of hope! The One who Survived!
Marazul45 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inuyashasmate Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
so very beautiful
MissCake Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely fantastic! Love the realism and her clothes are wonderful! And you really made the hair look distant in the back of her head! Great job! :D
Larocka84 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this series... and this is my favorite! :clap: You did a great work.
Tashtastic Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
You're work is so beautiful and amazing.
Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, there's another reason Lady Catherine wouldn't have worn pink---at the time, pink was seen as a very masculine color.

However, this is absolutely beautiful, just like all of your other Tudor pieces!
Snumaru Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Even though the pink may not be 100% perfect for the time period, I still love it!
123453 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
verry Beautiful
AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   General Artist
yeah, the Tudor re-imaginings are doing it for me!! This is my favourite.. Superb series Kristina.
DeZsaSmith Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I absolutely ADORE this painting.
A-teinna Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011   Photographer
Hello dear member of :iconthefavouriteshowcase: :iconlovesplz:

Your beautiful work has been featured in the monthly news article about the Devious Folder: [link]

Thank you for sharing your work :wave:
LillaMamman Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I think you've outdone yourself with this one. Clearly my favorite in the series.

MiiSan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Flawless work :heart:
so-berauscht Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Your artwork has been selected to be part of #TheDigitalPainting's Features Folder! You can find the feature on #TheDigitalPainting front page as well as on my journal here. I hope you don't mind :heart:
DarkElektra Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Excellent work!! ^^
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
Lucrecia-89 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
So full of life!!! Wonderful.

will you keep Tudor queens? Mary and Elizabeth??
NayabAnwar Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
cocodancer95 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I love you
pixiebutt14 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Elandria Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
You've been featured here [link] Thanks for sharing your beautiful art! :hug:
Kiuesque Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely :) I love the pose and the expression on her face
Mutemouia Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really wonderful ! I love the details, everything is perfect and Catherine is also really pretty ! ^^
emothgurl Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow just amazing!
fallenfromthemoon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is extremely beautiful.
SkyinOd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I have read your tutorial, and I based a piece on mine on this portrait to try out the techniques. I wasn't done yet but I uploaded a WIP*, then it struck me that I should ask your permission first before going on.

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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, that's a great idea, I'm totally fine with you showing the entire tutorial online :) I would love to see it too!
SkyinOd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Okay, that's great.
AVthreads Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student General Artist
WOW that is amazing!! :wow:
magpie-poet Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
:giggle: The pink was the first thing I was going to comment on. They didn't have dyes of that color until the victorian era, so yes, pink was just washed out red for a very long time. Gorgeous rendering and pose, though I suspect she's a little young looking for this Queen who had already buried one husband.
Ellisthedog Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is really gorgeous!~:heart:
stargateatl Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work!!!! :)
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