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A Fellow of Infinite Jest by naturalshocks A Fellow of Infinite Jest by naturalshocks
"Where be your gibes now? Your gambols, your songs, your flashes of merriment that were wont to set the table on a roar? Not one now to mock your own grinning?"


David Tennant as Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

At first, I wanted to do a quick sketchy version of it, then I thought of trying out pastel pencils on black paper because of the background, but eventually my love for graphite got the best of me and I ended up drawing it in pencil after all. But the background is actually black watercolour pencil, since it would have been shiny as hell if I had done it in 9B. The reference had quite unusual lighting and I had hard time recreating it, so it doesn't look right in some places, but the general impression is good, methinks. :)



○ 2B
○ 2B, 9B pencils
○ Black Faber Castell watercolour pencil
○ Blending stump
○ Kneadable eraser
○ Eraser stick
○ Cotton buds
○ Tissue
○ A4 paper

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My other Hamlet drawing:

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Everch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is the Yorick speech your favorite of Hamlet's speeches or soliloquies? Or is it "To be or not to be" judging by your name? My favorite of his soliloquies is "Oh what a rouge." I've done a little bit of Hamlet art myself: everch.deviantart.com/gallery/… Just one of two pieces. Or twenty-nine. What other of Shakespeare's plays do you enjoy?
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canadiankazz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Fantastic work!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again! :love:
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karlarei2003 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is amazing!

The amount of texture and depth in BOTH of your Shakespeare drawings are just fantastic.

Wow, just wow.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:blushes: Thank you so much! :D
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karlarei2003 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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TimeandSpace Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Seriously just..wow.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: Thanks! :lol:
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xnattyx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Hamlet! wonderful :D i went to see this in stratford. incredible performance, really made me appreciate him more as an actor. Fantastic skills you have and love composition
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh you lucky bastard! :D

Thank you so much! :)
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