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Derwent colored pencils, Rembrandt pastels and conte crayon on 18×24 Daler Black Pad, Canford Raven paper. The drawing is my interpretation of French painter, Alexandre-Marie Colin’s (1798-1875) “Othello and Desdemona.” Also, see, “The Madness of the King.” Hear the song below.

“That death’s unnatural that kills for Loving" Desdemona

Albert Forssell © Dec 28, 2008
/Modified lyric RoyAllenHunt

a blatant lie / a running eye
itching of tears / Oh my dear

a glimpse I caught / of your hidden thoughts
present and near / that was my fear

covered in flames
buried in shame
a fatal mistake
join in the wake

in a spider’s web / a flower red
caught by the mold / that is my soul

An open chest / the heart at rest
shines just like gold / but it’s so cold, so cold

turned inside-out
a voiceless shout
dripping with pain
join in the wake

a dream in shards / she holds all the cards
the winning hand / and she sings
the queen is gone / she was the only one
who meant anything / without her I am no king

the silence is true
the blood’s running blue
fell the crown from my head
even the joker is dead.


  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarabout 3 years ago

  • Ushna, thank you so much for the feature. I’m glad the gore in the subject matter didn’t freak you out. The composer of the song that it was based on thought it a bit brutal.

    – * RoyAllenHunt *

  • CrismanArt
    CrismanArtabout 3 years ago

    Very dramatic, yet with a twinkle of humor, that takes away the edge, transforming energy. Congratulations to the feature, Roy! Must be one of the queens that have misused their power for self-gain and corruption, elected to serve the people, but just enjoys selfishly, promises and words in the wind….! Very symbolic painting and words! Christiane

  • Ah, the Marie Antoinette spin or mayhap today’s politicians. That’s an interesting take on this piece. Thanks for the visit and the comment.

    – * RoyAllenHunt *

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    Roy in the last year you’ve really embraced the artist within, such incredible work!

  • Thank you Lina. I hope I’m able to continue with even more this year. BTW, Happy New Year!

    – * RoyAllenHunt *

  • Mary Sedici
    Mary Sedicialmost 3 years ago

    JANUARY 14th,
    Your participation with works/votes it is greatly appreciated

  • Thank you, Mary for this awsome feature! Happy New Year to you!!!!

    – * RoyAllenHunt *

  • Steven  Sandner
    Steven Sandneralmost 3 years ago

    Fantastic and fascinating!!! ! :)

  • Thank you Steven, it’s appreciated.

    – * RoyAllenHunt *

  • linmarie
    linmariealmost 3 years ago

    Outstanding, amazing, and very creative,, your works are brilliant!!!

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