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Remembering Ophelia by elgatonegro13 Remembering Ophelia by elgatonegro13
Scene from Shakespeare's Hamlet. Death of Ophelia.
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QUEEN GERTRUDE
One woe doth tread upon another's heel,
So fast they follow; your sister's drown'd, Laertes.

LAERTES
Drown'd! O, where?

QUEEN GERTRUDE
There is a willow grows aslant a brook,
That shows his hoar leaves in the glassy stream;
There with fantastic garlands did she come
Of crow-flowers, nettles, daisies, and long purples
That liberal shepherds give a grosser name,
But our cold maids do dead men's fingers call them:
There, on the pendent boughs her coronet weeds
Clambering to hang, an envious sliver broke;
When down her weedy trophies and herself
Fell in the weeping brook. Her clothes spread wide;
And, mermaid-like, awhile they bore her up:
Which time she chanted snatches of old tunes;
As one incapable of her own distress,
Or like a creature native and indued
Unto that element: but long it could not be
Till that her garments, heavy with their drink,
Pull'd the poor wretch from her melodious lay
To muddy death.

LAERTES
Alas, then, she is drown'd?

QUEEN GERTRUDE
Drown'd, drown'd.

LAERTES
Too much of water hast thou, poor Ophelia,
And therefore I forbid my tears: but yet
It is our trick; nature her custom holds,
Let shame say what it will: when these are gone,
The woman will be out. Adieu, my lord:
I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze,
But that this folly douts it.

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Much thanks to ~thecoldofwynter on stock [link] and got texture water on [link]
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amberrosemcconnell Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007   Photographer
I LOVE this picture. I played Ophelia in my junior year so that might be why i'm so drawn to it. But it really is amazing.
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elgatonegro13 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
gracias bella.
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digitaleyes010 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
mmmmmm!!!
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bittersweetdreams Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2004
Gorgeous concept, I thought of Ophelia when I saw this too, I just never got around to sketching it out. Beautiful work! :clap:
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Rakista Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004   Digital Artist
Stunning, it will help me remeber the speech for years to come.

Only suggestion. Maybe move the gleem in the eyes to the top right so it appears she is looking up into a light instead of the camera's.
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elgatonegro13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
Thank you for your suggestion. Still working on a few revisions. <<< still reading your script
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CrestFallen1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
WONDERFUL!!!!!
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elgatonegro13 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
Thank you for adding Remembering Ophelia to your +fav. means alot bella. :)
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CrestFallen1 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2004
anytime...:hug:
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mrlucia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004   Photographer
Very mezmorizing.....a fitting remembrance of the tale.
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thecoldofwynter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004   Photographer
oooh what a great idea to use it as Ophelia!
Love your view on this, and it looks great!
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elgatonegro13 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004
Wanted to give the effect that she drowned. At first the color was blue but then added the green to give it more of a realistic stream. Thinking of doing a few revisions on it. Hope you liked it bella.
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thecoldofwynter Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2004   Photographer
I did, a lot :)
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ADDena Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004  Student General Artist
wow i love the textures in this! and im likin how you are makin ppl look underwater!
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elgatonegro13 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2004
thanks bella, still messing with textures.
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