Grisly Tudor Portrait. My Dark Side!

Two and Five.
Henry VIII with portraits of his two beheaded wives.
5″ x 7″ Copics, fine liners, white gel pen

Hooray, I can finally post the gruesome portrait I made for a Secret Santa gift. The giftee, AnnD, is in love with the Tudors and has a fondness for historical beheadings. (She also does hilarious crafty things with her pals over at wonderstrange.  And, she made and sent me this coolest Marie Antoinette ornament. )

I do like how it’s *almost* tasteful. Then I feel guilty because those poor women. Dang!

I may need a whole new page for the Dark Side (which will need a much better name than the Dark Side).  I hope the people who like the cute animals and cities and houses here will not be offended. (But I’d wager you odd ones will dig it.)

Next week it’s back to imaginary birds. Or tiny houses. Or some other, cuter, thing.

Thanks for stopping in! Leave a note! Lots of progress pics!

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18 thoughts on “Grisly Tudor Portrait. My Dark Side!

  1. AnnD

    Once again, you did SUCH an amazing job here! I hope my fellow Tudor fans will speak up loud and proud! I am so excited that this will be on display in my home! <3

  2. Sarah

    It is ridiculously fantastic. I love your progress pics! I didn’t even notice the blood on his hat until I clicked through the progress.. lol

  3. Astera

    Hi Cindy! I love your art! I am returning the visit…and wow! your characters, creatures, and landscapes in vivid colors are delightful. Nice meeting you and thank you for stopping by my blog! :)

  4. linda (dots n doodles)

    Your dark side is sufficiently gory! I love the blood on his face as well. You have caught his rotundness so well in his face. Thank you for taking the time for your constructive and very welcome comment on my blog. You have given me food for thought.

  5. David Jernigan

    Cindy, great grisly historical image. I like the subtle drop of blood on Henry the Eighth’s cheek. I tried to sign up for updates for your blog to be sent to my email, but it does not seem to be working.

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