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Mary, Bloody Mary by suburbanbeatnik Mary, Bloody Mary by suburbanbeatnik
I did this for :iconladypakter4life:, and because I thought Mary Tudor needed a picture where she was young and cute, as opposed to where she's the usual stereotypical heavy. It's loosely inspired by the Carolyn Meyer novel, "Mary, Bloody Mary," the first book in the Young Royals series.

Basically I had this image in my head, and I had to get it down in paint before I lost interest in doing it. Mary's here, about 15 or so, dressed in a relatively simple red court gown and with her hair loose, because she's getting ready for bed. (This probably also explains the somewhat unusual display of cleavage, since I figured the maid would have helped loosen the top of the lacing on her bodice.) But her prayers have been interrupted by... just who? I have a pretty good idea of just who it might be, but I leave it to you to decide, dear reader.

Edit: I made the outlines of the shadow stronger and darker when someone pointed out it wasn't clear it was an intruder. Hope it looks better now, guys!
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Professional Photographer
Beautiful picture. I definitely wouldn't want to get on her bad side.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! 
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:iconwertyla:
Wertyla Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Photographer
You're welcome.
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PumpkinPieee Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EXCELLENT ! for the first time I saw this, I fell in it and I feel a lot of emotion especially her brave through her eyes.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconladypakter4life:
LadyPakter4life Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Omg, talk about a throwback!!!! This is as beautiful as it was all those years ago and thank you for doing it "for" me. She's so beautiful :)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome! I'm still fond of the piece myself. :) 
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:iconzombieunicornmaster:
zombieunicornmaster Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm sorry I'm scared this is true.

Keep reading on, or die tonight a exactly.
12:42. This
is based on a TRUE STORY! Once there was.
a baby
girl named Marry. Her mother couldn't take.

all the
crying, so she decided it was time for her to.
go. She
buried her baby alive in her back yard.
After she
buried her she could still hear Marry crying.
So she dug her back up and stabbed her one.
time in the arm,
and buried her again. Marry cried harder,
but a few.
hours later it stopped. At exactly 12:42,
Marry died.
She bleed to death. Now her sprite haunts.
the
world. When your sleeping, she stabs you in.
the
arm and watches you bleed to death. And
that's how she got the name "Bloody.
Marry" this is the true story.
of her. She wants everyone to feel her pain.
that she
felt. Apparently, if you re-post This isn't.
fake.
Apparently, if you copy and paste this to ten.
comments in the next ten minuets you will.
have the
best day of your life tomorrow. You will
either get kissed or asked out, if you brake.
this chain you will.
see a little dead girl in your room tonight.
In the next.
53 minuets someone will say I love you or.
I'm sorry
to 12 other comments you will have the.
best day of.
your life tomorrow. But if you break this.
chain you die.
at exactly 12:42 tonight by Bloody Marr
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ShodowMare101 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016
I am reading this at 12:43
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:iconfoop-deviantart:
Foop-DeviantArt Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
You didn't have to do this.
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LadyAnneBoleyn00 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Perfectly done! I love the court gown and how her hair (So beautiful btw!) is flowing behing her. I like the fact that u have shown her strong catholicism with the ornate cross and the rosary in her hand. Love it!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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LadyAnneBoleyn00 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Your welcome
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TatianaRomanov21 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this she looks so cute!!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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TatianaRomanov21 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome!
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Mutemouia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You've been featured here : [link] :aww:
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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FaerieInCombatBoots Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I read this book when I was 11 and it was my favorite, mostly because I related to Mary so well (my parents had divorced and Dad was with a woman I despised).

But anyway, I love this picture. Her fierce and stubborn expression, her gown, her hair. Gorgeous.
And who's barging in, is it Norfolk?
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penguin2116 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012   General Artist
I read that book when I was 11 too!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I had in mind Cromwell or maybe Anne, since they were Mary's main enemies in the book.

Thanks!! :D
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FaerieInCombatBoots Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
They were, but Norfolk was also kind of a dick to her.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's what I've heard.
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BlueUmbrellaGirl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful :love:
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D
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:iconideya-freak:
Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is a fantastic picture of her!
I can see where you pulled some of the inspiration from the book (which was a very good book.)
The details in the dress are fantastic and I like that you contrasted the cold blue color of the background with the bright, warm red of her dress.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I did this piece a while ago, but it's still one of my favorites.
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Ideya-Freak Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome! <3
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember when I first read this book, I loved it and I firmly hold my vows to Mary Tudor, she is a wonderful person and Lady Anne (she'll never be queen in my eyes, and I'll never call her a queen) deserved her fate.

If I was Mary I would wrap that neckless around Anne's throat sooner then her being executed
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Carolyn Meyer is a great writer, that's for sure!
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lmc234 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
It's her new mom XDXDXD

(dear god =P)
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL, maybe!
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Jakegothicsnake Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
My guess for who is entering Mary's room would either be Henry VIII or Anne Boleyn.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think I was going for Cromwell, but Anne works too.
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sleepyhead95 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I've been browsing your gallery and I have to say, your work is breathtaking. I could look at it for days. It makes me want to squeal with joy to see all the Tudor and 18th century pieces you've done.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks! Thanks for such a nice comment-- I really appreciate it. :)
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a-northern-lad Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! I love those books.
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
They're great, aren't they? :)
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:icona-northern-lad:
a-northern-lad Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I read the first three but not in order. Can't find Catherine anywhere!
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:iconsuburbanbeatnik:
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really? You can't even order it at your library?
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:icona-northern-lad:
a-northern-lad Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I put it on hold yesterday. Is it as good as the others?
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Personally I think the Mary book is the best-- Elizabeth is the second. I didn't like the Boleyn book at all. Catherine of Aragon is better than that, in that it's covering less well-worn ground, but it's still not as strong as the first two books in the series.

However, it's still worth a read.
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a-northern-lad Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I liked Mary quite a lot; she's always been my favorite. I'll be quite interested to read them all now. Thank you for the in-depth analysis. :iconlaughplz: JK
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem! :)
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Red-banner Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Once again, the details are amazing!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Izza-M Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really love this one. Love the colour. And really great intensity in the eyes. Love the anger/ rebellious resistance in her expression.
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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