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205 - VARIATION ON WILLIAM BLAKE'S NEBUCHADNEZZAR - DAVE EDWARDS - COLOURED PENCILS - 2008 by BLYTHART
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FEATURED BY SAFE HAVEN GROUP – 12th June 2010

I took this from the famous painting by William Blake of Nebuchadnezzar. In the Old testament, while boasting over his achievements, Nebuchadrezzar was humbled by God. The king lost his sanity and lived in the wild like an animal for seven years (by some considered as an attack of the madness called clinical boanthropy or alternately porphyria). After this, his sanity and position were restored.

For this picture, I first drew in pencil and then did a wash or two of watercolour, before starting work on it with coloured pencils.

I’d like to dedicate this piece to my late father, Elwyn Tecwyn Edwards, who made me aware of the works of William Blake.

I also did a much earlier version in pen and ink if you’d like to see it.

I am a retired man who enjoys expressing himself in pencils and paints. I have had two solo exhibitions in my home town and I love Redbubble. I get as much pleasure from viewing the works of other artists as from creating my own.

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Comments

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 7 years ago

    wow dave this is great!

  • Hey, thanks Helene … that’s a good start, as it had only been on for two minutes when you commented.

    – BLYTHART

  • Deborah Holman
    Deborah Holmanalmost 7 years ago

    You are being busy, this ones great, love the colours. I love Blake

  • Thanks Deborah!

    – BLYTHART

  • Kaitlin Beckett
    Kaitlin Beckettalmost 7 years ago

    I always loved this painting. Well done!

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenalmost 7 years ago

    Its impressive!

  • pinkyjain
    pinkyjainalmost 7 years ago

    This is brilliant Dave, awesome work, great commentary

  • Many thanks for favouriting my work … that’s kind of you.

    – BLYTHART

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersalmost 7 years ago

    Your experiments with combind mediums are paying off Dave. It’s always a bit of adventure to try different things and come across something which works well for you.

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 7 years ago

    fantastic work,,,,,,,,,,

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 7 years ago

    Great piece of work Dave!

  • Conrad Stryker
    Conrad Strykeralmost 7 years ago

    I’m a huge sucker for all things Blake. Great idea, doing a bit of a redux of one of his prints. Wish I’d thought of it.

  • There is certainly nothing to prevent you from doing your own personal interpretation of Blakes’ Nebuchadnezzar .. it’d be interesting to see other versions of it actually.

    – BLYTHART

  • phil1950
    phil1950almost 7 years ago

    Brilliant drawing Dave, excellent lines, technique, pencilwork, shows your usual great talent

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