Pen & Ink Stipple Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth IIThe first season of Peter Morgan’s “The Crown” premieres tonight on Netflix, and I can’t wait! Morgan wrote the film “The Queen” and the play “The Audience” – both featuring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, and I loved both! I saw “The Audience” on Broadway last year, and similarly, this new limited series portrays Elizabeth from a young woman through present day. Stephen Daldry, who directed the play, also helmed the first of ten episodes.

Recently, I was commissioned by a publisher in Great Britain to create a pen and ink drawing of Queen Elizabeth using her official 1977 Silver Jubilee portrait from newspapers as my reference. A nice opportunity … and I learned that I do not really enjoy drawing crowns.

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