And if you have Netflix, the first 2 seasons are down-loadable on your computer. So I started watching the first season. The Tudors is basically about the reign of King Henry VIII, and let me tell you--I'm hooked! From what I've watched so far, I've learned that the role of women back then was to serve the man in every way, and your only asset was your beauty. Forget about your intelligence--women never even received an education. This is the way it was, and this is the way women accepted it. Now mind you, this show is the only information that I'm relying on for this time in history, but I have a feeling it was pretty true--remember this was the 1500's.
And King Henry, ah yes, King Henry--from what I read , he became king when he was 18--he went on to have 6 wives, but wives or not, he was quite the lady's man---And I'll just leave it at that ; )
So for our first drawing, Suzi wants us to sketch a younger version of Queen Elizabeth--
I'm going to say that this is a portrait of her before she retired for the night, because she doesn't look much like royalty. And my Elizabeth will proceed to have many daughters and grandaughters also named Elizabeth, because, I can assure you she is the first of many of my 3/4 views practice. And did you know that Elizabeth had a sister--she was the ugly one--I drew her too, but remember if you didn't have beauty back then , you had nothing--so she was always pushed in the background. Her name was Mabel. (poor Mabel--she never had a chance--she's in my sketch pad, and that's where she's staying for no one else to see)
So I didn't want to say anything until I had it my hands so I could believe it for myself--yes I'm in Suzi's book. This came in the mail today!