Sunday, May 16, 2010

History in My (H)Art: Catherine de Medici

Well, if you haven't guessed by now- I LOVED!! THE CONFESSIONS OF CATHERINE DE MEDICI, by C.W. Gortner.  (See my review here:)

And as some of you know, I'm working on an art journal which includes all my French Historicals Oh-La-La! Challenge reads.  I've been drawing several sketches for this art journal- (and I promise to show you some of this art by blogging about this very soon)- but for today, in honour of this great book and the Gortner HFBRT Event, I'm posting my drawing of a young Catherine de Medici.

Here’s Catherine as a teenager...still so young, yet off to be married to the Dauphin of France (would soon to-be, Henri ll).



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12 comments:

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

Well blow me over Lucy!!! That is SOOOOOO good!!! and I love how you added the background and frame...so cool!

Well done my friend, well done.

Matterhorn said...

I'm looking forward to more...

I too have been working on a drawing of someone, but I'm not sure I will post it...

Roberta said...

Great job Lucy...so happy to see your drawings :D So glad that this book has inspired you to draw and can't wait to see more...no matter which historical line it is...lol Great details and backgroud...cool beans! Fondly, Roberta

Check out my WABI SABI post for more journal inspiration: http://con-tain-it.typepad.com/bobis_business_of_bliss_i/2010/05/wabi-sabi-sunday-better-late-than-neverha.html#tp

Marie said...

Beautiful artwork, Lucy! So intricately done, and elegant!

C.W. Gortner said...

What a marvelous drawing; it captures young Catherine!

librarypat said...

I look forward to seeing your art journal.. I've never made it past the stick figure stage of ability.

Mystica said...

Lovely and looking forward to much more.

Matterhorn said...

BTW, I posted mine on my blog, although yours is much better:-)

lizzy J said...

Love her, Lucy you did a fabulous job on her. I especially love the cuff collar it is perfect for her. I got a new one going up tomorrow.

Teddy Rose said...

Wow Lucy! That is an incredible drawing! I did realize you had such talent! That would make a great book cover.

Arleigh said...

Love the colors and the spider web background :)

Allie ~ Hist-Fic Chick said...

I don't know how I missed this...so great, Lucy!! It definitely resembles the paintings I've seen of her, and I love that frame! I look forward to seeing more of your artwork!