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Margaret Cranmer by suburbanbeatnik Margaret Cranmer by suburbanbeatnik
This is Margaret Cranmer, in a commissioned portrait that's a companion piece for the large Cranmer painting I did here. She's in her velvet wedding gown, which is German in style as she was from Nuremberg, and that was where the Cranmers married. For the gown, I was inspired by Lucas Cranach's portrait of Sybille of Cleves, the sister of Anne of Cleves. There's something quite attractive and soft about German styles of the period, as opposed to the more rigid and angular English Tudor style.

This is also the first time I ever painted velvet, which was tricky, but an interesting challenge.
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nasty929 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist
I am also fascinated in the older times.
Have to say that your works are absoultely brilliant! I admire all the outfits which you drown! Do you spend a lot of time of studing, watching the old costumes or are they mainly from you head? :)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I do a lot of research, and I have my own costume library. :)
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haius Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist
She's really gorgeous.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! My client agrees. :)
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Mutemouia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply gorgeous !!!! :heart:
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Mutemouia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ! :)
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FripperiesandFobs Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
The velvet turned out great! I know the trick is that you put the highlights where the lowlights usually go and visa-versa.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And that's exactly it. :)
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HabitualFlippancy Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so soft. I want to pet her. That sounded wrong...
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