This is my first drawing of the year, as our history readings haven't shown a central theme yet, but as we are getting into Queen Elizabeth's reign in Our Island Story, I decided to draw her on the chalk board. Not only are we reading her in OIS, but we will soon be reading an autobiography about her by Diane Stanly. I love Diane Stanley's autobiographies. Anna and I both were captivated by Joan of Arc last year. Elizabeth is another strong and fearsome woman, who was so iconic that an entire age is named after her. I am looking forward to studying about her with Anna.
As far as the drawing goes, she looks a little ghastly, as it is hard to get good flesh tones with only primary colors and white and black. I can not wait to get new chalk, especially since I used up every last bit of white on this drawing. I am going to get some of this chalk, that is meant for chalkboard drawings. I can't wait to try it out.