Queen Elizabeth I
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Queen Elizabeth is an iconic figure in history, with a very specific look. I thought it would be fun to make myself look just as glorious as her. Who hasn't seen a picture of a bejeweled monarch with a big ruffly collar and wanted to dress up as them? This was my chance to do that. I definitely didn't hit all the luxurious detail though--this is just a sketch. The second round, I was much more painstaking and could truly appreciate just how elaborate all this fashion was.
Toward the end of the project, I redid old entries to compare progress and give the original artworks their proper due. You can see my redo of Queen Elizabeth at entry 93.
Reference image is from Wikipedia. It is now in the National Portrait Gallery.