Good Hamlet, cast thy nighted colour off, And let thine eye look like a friend on Denmark. Do not for ever with thy vailed lids Seek for thy noble father in the dust: Thou know'st ‘tis common; all that lives must die, Passing through nature to eternity.
One of my final few pieces for my spring thesis! This one is from Hamlet, styled as if it were a 1980s soap opera a la Dynasty!
Hamlet 1960s AU commission for @horaetio! You can read more about her AU here if you like. Hamlet is a college student and anti-war activist, Ophelia is a hippie flower child, and Horatio is an injured war vet. I hope one day she will be able to direct the show she’s dreamed up! :)
I wanted to portray a passively floating mermaid and this iconic image quickly came to mind. There’s a sense of melancholy captured amidst the beauty in the original painting. I wanted to try and evoke that feeling.
Watercolor, gouache, and marker don’t compare to oils but it was a nice color study for me to mimic.