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Illustration for North Shore magazine about the flood of war plays that had sprung up in the wake of the war in the Persian Gulf, a list which included politically charged versions of Shakespeare.
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TwainandTesla Featured By Owner Edited May 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sgt. Shakespeare, Chief Poet of the British Army, defender of the Good, the Intelligent, the Christian (Insert your religion, but most believe William was Christian.), the Bold, and the Great.

Some say he slayed five-hundred men with his quill pen, and another six-hundred with his wit.

Some say the skull he totes is sentient, and helps him form strategic battle plans.

Some say...
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Arabianprince1 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
😂😂😂😂
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TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Writer
BADASS SHAKESPEARE? Right, go and kick ass.
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Deathmark1999 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WELL
THE WRITTEN PURPOSE OF ROMEO AND JULIET IS WAR IS BAD 
XD 
GO BADASS SHAKESPEARE 
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PestilentAngel Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Where is this skin in Call of Duty?!
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Yurikaya Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
Epic :D Shakespeare is a badass^^
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WorkInProgress96 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Never knew Shakespeare could be so badass. :D
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Alas, poor Yorick. You were on the wrong side! :woot:
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Abhorsen0 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is hilarious, and awesome.
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MagicalAdventure Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is glorious.
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:iconephynephryn:
Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Digital Artist
the master :D
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:iconmeganhopeless:
MeganHopeless Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mary Me Please.
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:iconsteventhewood:
steventhewood Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now is the winter of our discontent indeed.
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:iconvtec1800:
vtec1800 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Its a mind spinner. So good.
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jacksheeh94 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
'Tis now the very witching time of night,

When churchyards yawn, and hell itself breathes out

Contagion to this world: now could I drink hot blood,

And do such bitter business as the day

Would quake to look on.
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Tehartist92 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Very well done man i love the shading, the tone and the composition. Epic win ! Im pretty sure Shakespeare would feel this way if saw the what the world is like in modern times XD
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MaDMaN020 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Haha..just brilliant !
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danieltrevino Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Awesome idea!
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Kanjimaru67 Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
I love the concept and his expression! Very nice.
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BonesOfDarkRelms Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWESOMEE!!!! *mind blows*
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:iconinfinityshark:
infinityshark Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I see William Shakespeare liked playing Oddball on Halo ^_^ Very nice work!
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PRASTSHACKER Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Saw this in an illustration anthology of sorts. Fantastic.
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:iconmindjuices:
MindJuiCeS Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Badass!
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da-ekko Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lol !!
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I think this made me laugh harder than it should've.
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:iconashnazari:
ashnazari Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
this should be called: "Capt. Kick Ass"
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BlackWarsheep Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This made my year.
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JimtheGent Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
hehe to be or not to be..looks like he wants to be...
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HannonArtInk Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
very cool. Nice art
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smitandjasper Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
this is impressive :)
nicely done
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:iconiszi94:
iszi94 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
It's incredably odd... and amazing. :juggle:
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TangyMikan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist
WOAH. Too cool.
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sightswiftlifter Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
This picture is made of pure win. It's ironic but it fits so damn well!
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JoePeasant Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
How is it ironic? Shakespeare has plenty of plays about war. I wouldn't be surprised if some wound up on military reading lists.
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sightswiftlifter Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
True that.
I just can't imagine the Shakespeare being a mad militant raging wars with a rifle in hand. Then again, there are poets who've been through wars and I didn't live 400 years ago and I've never the man himself. :shrug:
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my 3/12/2010 Journal [link]
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smokeybg Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
It's fantastic and hilarious!
Absolutely love it.
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JoePeasant Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
Would make an AWESOME poster.
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ScottEquus91 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow...:clap: Great idea and great job.:+fav:
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AlessandroTheDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student General Artist
war or not to war this is the question
why don`t put an moliere???
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AlessandroTheDeviant Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Student General Artist
guerrillero????
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P1pp1N Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
*whistles* impressive! and biting and dark and funny.

love the "once more unto the breach" on his sleeve. and the muted colour scheme. i'm afraid i'm gonna have to fave it, sorry :)
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Rewrite-it Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
That's really creative! Did you come up with the concept or did that magazine?
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r4don Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
i just saw this in lürzer's archive special - 200 best illustrators wordwide 09/10.

awesome work!
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sLo-Burn Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
This is too cool
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RenaissanceRuss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Artisan Crafter
This kicks all kinds of ass.
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pulpfictionbitch Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Magnifico!! fav
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sgtbuckwheat Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
I've seen that picture before, but I didn't know who did it. Now, that I have the chance to do so, I want to thank you (the original artist). This was a great take on the poet himself.
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Datenshi13 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
your art has been featured here: [link]
:)
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AutumnCrow Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Oh my god. You are amazing. I love the idea and the execution.
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