Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Famous people: Elizabeth l


Brrr what a cold night here in UK, went down to -4.3c (Essex coast).
It's warmer now that sun trying to peep through cloud but still very cold - a good excuse to stay in warm and do something arty for a change instead of digital- huh who needs an excuse eh?  :)

Linking up today to  Moo Mania and more  for their fun 'Famous people' challenge. I was struggling with this as I know I couldn't draw anything to look like a real famous person but then stumbled upon some images on cd :)

This digital piece made using an image of Elizabeth l from cd, added a quote supposedly by her and used some pieces from a digital kit called 'Dreams and Goals' by Dawn Inskip    blended a paper from kit over image to get a grungy effect.

I'm off now to play with my new Rembrandt soft pastels that I got in November - have been dying to try them out.
Have a great day and hope you can get some time for some arty fun too.

Thanks as always
for stopping by
Gill x


Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful paGE; love the soft and faded look, fantastic. Have fun playing with your pastels! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This looks amazing Gill! Thanks a lot for joining Moo Mania & More !
Have fun with your Rembrandt soft pastels - I am looking forward to seeing with what you will come up!

Inky and Quirky said...

Fab, it looks like a page from an old book ;)
Donna xxx

butterfly said...

Love the hazy layering of the image - it has a real look of distressed antiquity.
Alison x

Meggymay said...

A fabulous page, super soft and even ghostly look for the very regal Elizabeth image.
Yvonne xx

My name is Erika. said...

This is fantastic. I think Elizabeth I was an interesting woman, and I love the style of her time. It is so regal and works out perfect for art. I love the little bird near her hand! Hugs!

Fuzzie Fingers said...

I love the image and the effect you have achieved. I hope you have fun with your pastels.

Rein said...

stunning page!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Very fun design and images used. I learned a lot about her during my many History classes in college. Some of what I learned is mind blowing! The sentiment is perfect! Haha! Hugz. ~Niki

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Wonderful page .. great 'old world' atmosphere. QE I ... one of my favorite and most interesting studies. hugs, Donna

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Very beautiful digital page. I've scrolled down to take a look at your other beautiful artwork as well. Take care, Shirleyxx