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Tudor: Diane de Poitiers by HC-IIIX Tudor: Diane de Poitiers by HC-IIIX
I meant to use both of Diane's color motifs here (Black and White) but ended up with black blue, and silver accents (since for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to make monochrome look good in this game XD. In any case, here is my portrayal of Diane de Poitiers, mistress to Henri II of France and a queen in all but name. I used her actual portraits as a reference, though originally her hair was much darker (because the first one I used seemed to have her with brown hair, but she was also described as fair-haired...which is blonde. I am confused @_@)

And while my admiration for this woman is growing by the day, I'm not sure how to feel about the fact that she may have been History's First Cougar.
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JodhaaAkbarfan Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
When it comes to many historical portraits artists tended to embellish to make their subjects look more fashionable for their times. Hence a portrait of Anne Boleyn as an auburn-haired, pale-skinned woman when she actually had jet-black hair and eyes with a more off-white creamy golden complexion. Diane de Poitiers contemporaries put her hair anywhere from Dark Blond to red-gold. The general consensus on her eyes, (also misrepresented in portraits) was that they were an aquamarine shade. But historical accuracy aside, this is a great doll. I like the liberties here, and she did use color extensively in her wardrobe before her husband died.
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LenaMoz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Well done! I LOVE Diane!!! She was a Super Cougar! You're right, she was very much a blond ;)
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HC-IIIX Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Diane needs more art of her. Just saying.
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