Our next page to colour to Tudor Queens and Consorts is inspired by this late sixteenth-century portrait of Elizabeth of York.
There are a few different versions of this portrait, one of which I spotted at Hampton Court Palace, but the pose and the famous white rose of York are similar across each.
I saved one of the rough sketches of this page to show you my starting stage for making a colouring page. You can see it is a quick sketch with the fabric pattern as a completely separate image. I have a note “2 drawings” which was my reminder to create two different drawings and then piece them together in Photoshop. You can also see that I was planning to scan the lettering as a separate layer. When I want the flexibility to move different elements around on a page, I scan segments of drawings separately. From this point, I traced the rough sketch with my Staedtler pigment liner pens and a new sheet of “marker” paper. When using pen or marker, the cleanest lines are achieved with bleed-proof paper. This means that, instead of spreading into the fibers, the ink will rest on top of the paper as it dries.