A portrait of the ill-fated Marie Antoinette, who was guillotined during the French Revolution.
It was painted digitally using the airbrush tool in Artrage 4.
I used a reference photo by Mizz Draconia for the figure but I changed the facial features to look more like Marie Antoinette, though it is still a rather idealised and flattering portrait! I tried out several different backgrounds including a traditional-style landscape and a flat candy-stripe pink wallpaper, but decided to go for something somewhere in-between the two. Antoinette was painted holding roses several times so I wanted to continue the tradition but added some blood where the thorns have pricked her to symbolise her bloody and tragic death.