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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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xnattyx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Duddde! whata way to show your gratitude. baha.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know. I always shock people with my utter politeness. :lol:
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thatgirlanalise Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"poor Yorick. I knew him well." I don't know that i've seen this version... But after seeing branaugh's (and no idea if i spelled that right) twice within the same month and memorizing a bunch of lines, I'm done with hamlet for a while.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is actually from a stage production. :) Although, they're also making a film version of it, since it was hugely popular.

I can never have enough of this play. I developed a huge character crush when we had a course on Hamlet where we discussed the play and watched 4 different movie versions and I've been slighltly obsessed with the play ever since. :lol: Branagh's Hamlet was awesome. :nod:
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thatgirlanalise Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it was it was! We did something similar, but branagh's version is the only one we watched all the way through. We did watch seven different renditions of "to be or not to be" and I really liked olivier's version. Branagh and the Gibson one impresed me as well

Although... I did watch some others sophomore year... I think we watched Branagh, Gibson, Hawke, and the lion king. (yes, the latter is relevant)
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samjo989 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
My word,

That
Jacket
Is
Freakin
Amazing
!

Like I could reach out and touch it. In fact I tried, but my monitor's not made of clothes so it felt weird. Like when your hand passes through one of those holographic transmissions. Seriously, the detail is astounding. You've got me goggle eyed! How do you get the *texture* of it to look so perfect? It doesn't look at all like it's made of graphite!

Hmm. I feel like I'm going on and on about the jacket a bit too much. I like the skull too =P But the jacket... I'm going to scroll back up and stare at it some more.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahaa, thank you so much! :XD: :hug: :D I was pretty surprised myself when I was finished with it. Not trying to blow my own horn here, but it looks good. And it wasn't difficult at all! :lol:
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samjo989 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
Ooh, I forgot to say, props for the pun! I'm a big fan of bad puns (you may have noticed). =)
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TomBydand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Thanks!
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TomBydand Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
it's such a shame his back went kaput :( aparently he was really rather good at being hamlet.

although lets face it hes pretty bloody good at what ever he does hahah.

great picture!
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vp1173 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
"Alas poor Yorick. I knew him well...."
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khinson Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work as always!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
omg the jacket! Great work on those sleeves. You always know how to make clothes look so incredibly detailed. I never have the patience for that :noes:

Keep it up! :#1:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D :glomp:

Haha, you silly! You don't have the patience? Who are you trying to fool here, young lady? :lol:
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Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're certainly most welcome!

:lol: what! I really don't have the patience to work on clothes to make them look nice, mainly because I find it really boring. It's all about the person's facial features I draw :nod: which is the reason why I barely draw full body images!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I'm the exact opposite.:lol: I love to draw clothes and backgrounds and stuff. I really like creating different textures. I'm not very fond of faces, though. They tend to get out of hand. ^^;
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oleanderclouds Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah. Gorgeous. Quite the leap from the good Doctor...or maybe not? The hands are just...perfect. I could crop them out, just them, and, I don't know, eat them. With a nice merlot.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:giggle: Haha, thank you so much! :aww::hug:
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SandraSaar Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Jope on nii lahedate kortsudega. Sou riil! :D
Me liek. :eyes:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D Need kortsud paistsid algul küll ühe õudusunenäona, aga hakkama sain (enda arust)! :lol:
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xx-Jazzii-xx Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
this is fantastic!
if you ever get stuck for ideas for something to draw you could draw rose in her awesome long rainbow scarf and plaits *looks hopeful* :lol:
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D

I think I'll never run out of ideas. My DW must-draw folder has about 500 image files in it. :slow: BUT...it's also got a screencap from that episode you mentioned. She looked absolutely adorable with those plaits, didn't she? :aww:
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Sini-M Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
My usual comment stands: You are brilliant. :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, you're too kind! Thank you so much! :hug: :glomp: :cuddle:
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Resolution-db Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
shading detail of the jacket is very professional :)::)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you so much! :heart:
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
wow.
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thanks! :D
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Martywolf92 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
no problem. =D
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
Marvellous! Excellent likeness and I love the textures on the coat :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :aww: :thanks:
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jinkies36 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009
You're welcome! ...I seem to have a thing for fabric textures :XD:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely. I swear I'm going to open a favorite section dedicated just to your work. :)
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Believe me, my stuff is not worth it. :XD:

Thank you very much! :heart:
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jennieannie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I disagree, I absolutely love your work. I swear one day I will put a favorite section titled, "SheldonSands Masterpieces" (or something to that effect). :D
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SoLong-AndGoodnight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow - this is so lovely! I think it looks exactly like him. And the shading on the jacket is just lovely!
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naturalshocks Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you so much! :hug:
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SoLong-AndGoodnight Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :glomp:
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