Ellie Drotning- Post #3
Hey everyone- here's a photo of my drawing since there wasn't quite enough time to get to it in class. It's Eleanor of Aquitaine, and she was a queen of France, Spain and her own Duchy of Aquitaine as well. She led a band of 300 women in the Crusades, and once I finish the drawing there will be a line of the woman she led standing in the background. She was a very powerful and strong woman, so I tried to depict her as such. The animal she's holding is supposed to be a lion cub, and yes, baby lions have some spots, but I just can't seem to get it to look like a lion. Even before I added the spots it didn't look right, so I'm still working on that. I chose to include the lion cub as a sort of symbolism. Her son is Richard the Lionheart, and the lion is a symbol of England. Please give me any suggestions/critiques you might think of. Thanks so much everyone!!