Friday, April 29, 2011

HRH Kate on Her Special Day


preliminary drawing for a silverpoint miniature portrait of Kate Middleton, who today becomes Her Royal Highness

In just a matter of hours, Kate Middleton will become HRH Princess Catherine! I am so excited about the Royal wedding, so I want to try a portrait of Kate. I'm already trying to picture what she may wear, and I can't wait to see her wedding gown today, -- can you?! I've read that her dress includes a nod to Princess Diana, and will be inspired by fashions from the Renaissance period. One of her jackets is a bit reminiscent of the Renaissance without the under blouse, so I've sketched that in. I thought she might wear her hair partly up and partly down. Here is a preliminary pencil drawing for a silverpoint portrait, and depending upon whether I want to include a bit of wedding apparel, this may change later today, but first I must stop to watch this historic and happy occasion. Congratulations to Kate and William!

6 comments:

Debbie said...

Your portrait looks wonderful already. I watched the wedding too, and thought she was just beautiful. Can't wait to see how you finish this one :-)

Mona said...

Thanks Debbie, wasn't it fun to watch?!!

Barbara A. Freeman said...

Your portrait is just lovely, Mona. I didn't watch the wedding but saw the photos of them. How grand and beautiful!

Mona said...

Thanks Barbara! I'm working on the silverpoint today, so I hope to post it soon.

artbyakiko said...

I love your sketch, Mona! I missed the wedding, but they look so happy together!!

Mona said...

Thanks Akiko, yes, they did seem very happy!