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Eleanor of Aquitaine by dashinvaine Eleanor of Aquitaine by dashinvaine
Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen of France and then of England, mother of Richard I and King John.
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tspeecestudios Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
In absolute adoration of this; the folds of the gown alone have me in awe!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Thanks!
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cio22 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
awesome!
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ownedbyacat Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
THE woman I'd wish to have met and top of my fantasy dinner party list.
That mouth of hers is just awesome, hinting all manner of scandals and a spine of steel. I'd love to use that on my website ....
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
She was a right royal minx alright.
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
I only noticed this recently, but she almost looks pregnant in this image. Was that an intention?
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
To reply very belatedly, yes it was intentional. I believe she had about ten children, so she would have been pregnant quite a bit if the time,
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Well, I appreciate the response, and you're right, she did have ten children (counting both marriages), most of which she outlived.
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Kendae Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
ahh forgive me I'm commenting on your pieces left and right but I love your work . And I appreciate your includence of history throughout your art .. Eleanor is one of the strongest , wisest and most beautiful women in history and you pictured her brilliantly
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billiebob72088 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Absolutely beautiful. Detailed, elegant, and realistic.
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AllaLucedelSole Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
she's absolutely stunning. i can picture her having been like this in real life :)
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
These details are so delicious!!
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dang this is really beautiful!
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TheRuffianBuccaneer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Its lovely, your so talented
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Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
She's beautiful.
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culdaghain Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Your sense for details and the impressive way you know how to set lines is stunning, great.
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Jacobea Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Alison Weir wrote an excellent biography about her :)
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evilpenguinonacid Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
That's one of my favorites :D
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
I have the one by Marion Meade to finish first.
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
The Plantagenets are one of my favourite subjects.
Lovely drawing, indeed.
Very great!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
Yes, damn those usurping Tudors and Stuarts and Hanoverians!
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
So very true!
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Anti-Juliet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
But the Tudors were powerful rulers. Elizabeth I was one of the best England has seen!
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RowanLewgalon Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
To my mind the best was Henry II. ;)
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Anti-Juliet Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
To each their own. :P None the less it is a magnificent drawing.
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Vader999 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
This really shows that not all women in Medieval Christendom were sheep.
Some of them ruled, and some ruled with iron fists, like empress Theodora......someone else you should really draw! She was an important Dark Ages Figure!
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XxTheLadYxX Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
wow
its amazing ..
the details are wonderful ..
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presterjohn1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful, not only in skill, but in period detail. I recognize the vase from a book I have: a wedding gift from Eleanor to her first husband, Louis VII of France. This picture almost suggests that this is Eleanor captured in the moment of presenting that gift. Stunningly well done.
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Or maybe it's when she came to try to get it back...
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presterjohn1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL... well, Louis did not keep it. He gave it to the Abbey of St. Denis. Divorce and spite... as eternal as lawyers!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Yes, priests were the old lawyerhood.
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ShadowXM1 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Once again, these may just be sketches with a pencil but so amazing!

Wonderful job as always! :D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
very nicely done :nod:
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