Charming sketch of Queen and Paddington goes viral as artist Eleanor Tomlinson wins hearts

A sketch referencing the Queen’s surprise tea with Paddington Bears, like the touching film sequence itself, has taken the world by storm.

East Yorkshire artist Eleanor Tomlinson, of Willerby, near Hull, was among the millions. Watching the Platinum Party on Saturday Night at the Palace, a major event in the four-day celebration of the Queen’s 70-year reign. It started with a funny and heart touching short film Queen sharing tea with PaddingtonDiscussing the merits of having marmalade sandwiches on standby and then defeating the Queens We Will Rock You with a spoon on their cups and saucers.

Currently on a break with her mother in the Dales, Eleanor had pens and paints with her and, while Sunday’s platinum pageant got underway, she designed a design “as a little fun” to mark the end of the jubilee. decided to prepare. Commemoration, in the balcony of Buckingham Palace just before the monarch’s exit. Titled Jubilee Mamalde Tea, it shows a back view of the Queen, hand in hand with Paddington, and one of her trusty corgis behind a length of red, white, and blue bunting, as they walk away after the festivities. Upon his awakening, a marmalade sandwich is left on the ground.

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“It didn’t exactly pop into my mind that it would be picked up as it has been,” said Willerby’s Eleanor. Eleanor Tomlinson Art, “I think Rani’s film with Paddington was the highlight of my birth anniversary and for me captured every aspect of why we love our dear Queen. She takes her work seriously but not herself.

“It only took me a few hours from sketching to finishing the design – when the Queen came out on the balcony dressed in that beautiful bright green, I had to.” Eleanor’s website went into overdrive as soon as she posted a photo of her creation on social media, around 6.30 p.m. Sunday, seemingly resonating deeply with people.



Eleanor Tomlinson's tribute to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee leaves the world in shambles
Eleanor Tomlinson’s tribute to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee leaves the world in shambles

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “The response has been overwhelming. It was never my intention to print or become a card for sale.”

After being asked for the original by one of Eleanor’s regular collectors, the artist decided to offer 70 signed and numbered limited edition prints – they all sold out in less than 50 minutes. It’s now in the stage of offering a pre-order unlimited open edition print run and has “hundreds” of requests to return this week.

“My phone hasn’t stopped pinging, I can’t live with it,” she said. “The response has been so positive and lovely, as an artist that’s the best problem. It’s everything you could ever dream of, bring out something that people carry in their hearts and show their love and support.” show.

“I always take my pens and paints with me when I can, except for a day, because you can bet your life that, if I don’t have them, I’ll want to have them. I sat down on the sofa and sketched the design on his knee, then walked over to a small table to finish it off with his watercolors.

“I guess because I didn’t want it for sale and it wasn’t a commission or anything, it has a certain quality, it’s less and more personal somehow. I have a lot of messages about it, I am really grateful to everyone.”

A follower on Twitter said: “What a beautiful tribute to HMTQ. I’m still in jubilee mode and I’m across the pond. It was a wonderful experience, once in a lifetime. I’ll forget to get up early to watch the celebrations.”

Another said: “Great drawing and colours, it’s such a wonderful end to a wonderful weekend”. A third addition: “Goodness. Talk about hurting my heart.”

One post said: “This artwork should be put on a postage stamp! It is fabulous and lovely”. Another said: “Omg, how touching, I love it.”

Another tweet read: “It strikes the balance between the reigning king and the human. Uttama. #Thanks for sharing.”

Eleanor said she hopes her customers will be pleased to know how much they are supporting the people of East Yorkshire with their orders. “I am a one-woman band, from art to packing; My printer is 10 minutes down the road in Cottingham and my card and paper is manufactured by GF Smith at Hull. People are supporting businesses of all sizes in this area, which is wonderful.”

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