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Hamlet by cidaq Hamlet by cidaq
Hamlet, my favourite tragic hero in his `inky cloak`, poor Yorick`s skull to his feet.
Based on Kenneth Branagh`s interpretation of the prince. I could newer really decide, wether I could sympathize with him or not. Hamlet, not Kenneth Branagh, with whom I highly sympathize;)
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potatogoji Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Oh my God. He looks just like Ray Gillette.…
lovesoranges Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
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Great work!
cidaq Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thank you and you are welcome to use it.
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This had been submitted into group: Hamlet-The-Play: [link]

Is that alright with you?

Thanks so much!
cidaq Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
That's fine with me :)
miamary123456 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
azurelorica Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Ah! I miss this movie version of Hamlet! Nicely done!
ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
This is too wonderful, especially the deep, pondering look on his face. Be careful, don't trip over Yorick...
ZombiePenguinFreak Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg i LOVE Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet. Out of all the other versions we been watching in class this one is my favorite
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cidaq Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thank you for the feature :)
dreamingoflight Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Writer
David Tenant as Hamlet is divine!
cidaq Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
True, but I still prefer the Branagh version. Mainly because he made the gargantuan effort to put the entire play on the screen. He made for quite a good Hamlet too, of course, even though he was a touch too old to be entirely believable.
CivilWarLaserGuns Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Yay Hamlet!!!!
ArtLucie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
God, so very beautiful! I love this picture, perfectly caught mood.
K-l-a-k Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This picture is so beautiful...
You're talented.
Blackfoxx24 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Hamlet! He is one of my favorite heros, and I always can sympathize with him. I have watched the Kennith Branagh film so many times that I have memorized almost all of the lines.

Get thee to a Nunnery!
CeleryBear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is wonderful! love the detail!
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MrsPadfoot12 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Kenneth Branagh's version of Hamlet is really the best (or at least in my opinion) I loved his costume and everything. This is so well done :)
SamusX10 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
I agree, Ken's in the better interpretation.
dnangel64 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Wow, I love the fact that you know the skull! Not many people knew it was poor yorick the court jester even though they all use the skull in hamlet pieces. I like your painting very much other than him being on the older side. But I assume you are doing it from the movie, in which case I understand I would not entrust the roll of hamlet to a younger boy the movie would have been horrible. This was my favorite outfit of his I loved his jacket. and I really love the detail on the collar.
AchyJedi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
He's fantastic!!!
stellachan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what you mean about sympathizing with him, he's just such a snappy dresser! ...and of course, Kenneth Branaugh is amazing, and I love him for his brilliantly done Shakespeare movies! :heart:

Sidetracked... I love this, it's so simple in it's design, it really lets the emotion of the character shine. I would love to be able to capture feeling like this in art!
LuvGen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I always imagine Hamlet as young with an old head and a bit hot-blooded.. Yet, your drawing is fantastic.. :D
GlukozZa Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
'tis beautiful
Korini-chan Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Ah, Hamlet! If only the books my English teacher handed out to us contained such charming illustrations. I'd have been a lot more interested.

I especially enjoy how you've somehow managed to give his jacket a velvety texture with watercolor.
Trista-Katagata Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Ahh~ I didn't know fanart for Kenneth Branagh's version existed! :D I'm so happy to have found this.
The love his contemplative pose. <3
Faving this immediately~
Also, love the color choices, very good. *nod*
iambicink Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Hello! This is Jack, one of he admins for a brand-new Shakespearean art comm called Iambicink. I noticed this piece, and I was wondering whether you might like to submit it to the community? If so, please send me a note and we'll get you set up. Thanks!
Braise Featured By Owner May 9, 2007  Hobbyist
This is certainly an older Hamlet than what I imagined. Its good, nonetheless.
cidaq Featured By Owner May 10, 2007
This is somewhat inspired by Kenneth Branagh's Hamlet and he was admittedly a bit too old when he played him (but so was Olivier:D).
CreativeBox Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
Beautiful drawing style - when did you started to draw?
cidaq Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Can't remember a time, when I did not:)
Lancer-Azaran Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Woot. :+fav:
ajoyant Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
lanakent Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
wow cool it looks exactly like him!! i was shocked to find out that he played lockheart in Harry Potter!! Great job i love Hamlet!!
chibikenshin Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2006
I love this depiction of Kenneth Branaugh. You captured him perfectly.
crossyourheart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006
I liked his version of Hamlet. I thought he was funny. :D I admire your dexterity in drawing and watercolor, and congrats on the DD for your other deviation. ^^
melyanna Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Hamlet! (And I love Kenneth Branagh, too )
But what's amazing of this picture is that I saw the extra tiny thumbnail and thought "Hey, looks like Hamlet!"... Great characterisation, really!
And the simplicity f the image and the cold, sober colour scheme are really good for the character.

primulatook Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a beautiful Hamlet. He is one of my favorite tragic figures...
Brig-the-Bold Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2006
I can't stand him (Branagh) as an actor, and I think he was too old to play Hamlet, but that interpretation was probably my favourite (followed closely by the Ethan Hawke version). Excellent deviation, I love the colours and the lines. Especially the shape of the nose. You've captured the costume wonderfully.
cidaq Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
He WAS too old to play Hamlet, but so where many who played him. It is not easy to find someone with the right age and enough personality to fill out that part. Besides, Branagh`s Hamlet adaption was more stage-like than movie-like and in theater the right age is not as important as it is in movies.
However, thank you for the compliment:)
Brig-the-Bold Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
Good point. You're welcome. :)
hiding-daisy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2006
Much love for Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet". I really love this piece, it captures Hamlet's melancholy/madness rather well ^_^
Hamlets-Ophelia Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2006
I love Hamlet, needless to say. And I like your painting :)
Aethelgar Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2006   Traditional Artist
Wow :D
He looks so thoughtful, the way I imagine him looking. Great job :)
Uthopya Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005   Photographer
Wow... ;o
mornmeril Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
Nice! Though I personally prefare Macbeth, when it comes to Sheakspear... I'm a fan of his dramas :)
cidaq Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Macbeth was the first of shakeapeares plays I read and it is still one of my favourites, though I am generally more interrested in his tragedys:)
mornmeril Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Yeah... I want to see Macbeth the opera by verdi soon... :3 Cant wait.
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