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"the Death of Mercutio" by James D. Ramsey

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i drew this one for the Woodworks E-zine contest to design a fantasy image based upon a scene from Shakespeare...

one of the most poignant scenes from 'Romeo and Juliet' for me was the Death of Romeo's friend, Mercutio. when Romeo (the lion) tries to make peace and steps between Mercutio (the fox) and Juliet's cousin, Tybalt, Mercutio is stabbed...

ROMEO: Courage, man; the hurt cannot be much.

MERCUTIO: No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but 'tis enough, 'twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man.

(pencil, photoshop colored 3-18-03)

23 Apr 200345 Squinkus
Oh Mercutio!!! My lovable Mercutio!!! 8sniffles* But very good pic. I feel that there's something not quite right with Romeo's head, but I can't quite pick it out, so never mind. Hmm... Them as animals. That your idea, ne? Very good stuff.
18 Apr 200845 Chad
good good, very good mercutio is my favorite character in Romeo and Juliet as well, in fact Im suposed to be writing a report on him as I type this XD As to the art however it is very good, but I have to agree with Squinkus, there is something a bit off with Romeo’s head, but, alas... Also I think the too roles of the animals should have been switched, Mercutio as the lion, and Romeo as the fox, I just think the lion suits Mercutio’s boisterous personality much better. But, the background I thoroughly enjoyed, the color choice was odd, but I like it, and the splotches and mottled darkness was very striking and worked well. All in all this is a great piece of artwork, and I like the way it represents my favorite character in all of Romeo and Juliet very well, Mercutio. 2
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'the Death of Mercutio':
 • Created by: :-) James D. Ramsey
 • Copyright: ©James D. Ramsey. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Animorph, Blood, Death, Fox, Furries, James, Lion, Mercutio, Ramsey, Romeo, Shakespeare
 • Categories: Anthropomorphic (Furries), Body Study, Fights, Duels, Battles, Romance, Emotion, Love
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer-coloured Picture
 • Inspirations: Other Author
 • Submitted: 2003-03-24 17:53:05
 • Views: 4549
 • Resolution: 475x700

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