This is the portrait I painted of Queen Elizabeth I. This piece is from my History series that portrays powerful and inspiring historical characters. Elizabeth the I was born in 1533 in Greenwich England. She was a princess but declared illegitimate through political schemes. She eventually claimed the throne at the age of 25 and held it for 44 years keeping England growing throughout war and political religious turmoil. Here the concept is to show her autoritary glance and austere figure. So here I started with the grisaille technique, I have this technique laid out for you in previous videos so be sure to check it out. Then I completed it with glazes of colour and contrasting highlights.