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Salieri by tavington Salieri by tavington
“All the same, if it wouldn't be imposing, I would like you to see my new piece. It would be a tremendous honour for me.”

F. Murray Abraham from the movie "Amadeus"
If you haven't seen this film yet, I suggest you do so now!

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Tom Hulce's laugh is highly contageous :D

This is F. Murray's character, Antonio Salieri, talking to Mozart about a new Opera he is writing.
Slimy git, but hey :D

I wanted to find some great pics of Salieri online, but couldn't, so ended up getting a few caps from my DVD.

I couldn't help but see a bit of Jason Isaacs's Lucius Malfoy in him.
And his cheeks were particularly interesting to shade and colour. I think he may have had a skin condition when he was younger, but I could be wrong.
I could bang on and on about this film and this character, but I'll let you discover it for yourself if you haven't already.

Listening to some music whilst colouring this, lyrics I heard seemed quite fitting for Salieri's character:

"Father into your hands, I commend my spirit
Father into your hands
Why have you forsaken me?

In your eyes forsaken me
In your thoughts forsaken me
In your heart forsaken me, oh

Trust in my self righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die"


Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore Bristol Board 300 series

Next will be Hulce's character, Mozart himself
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:iconmonicamusic:
You like F.Murray obviously!
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:icontavington:
tavington Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes XD
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Jun 4, 2013   General Artist
Oh my goodness I love Amadeus!! :D This is great!
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:icontavington:
tavington Jun 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icondreamer-of-magic:
Dreamer-of-Magic Jul 4, 2013   General Artist
:) Welcome!
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Mozartmistress Apr 10, 2013
wow amazing
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:iconzmokingfishlips:
he is and will always be the master...
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candytears430 Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gasp of shock nd wonder
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:iconkjzombiekiller:
Amadeus was a delightful movie. I cant believe how much I laughed at it. Nice drawing
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Lady-Blackdove Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Marvellous drawing, it's so realistic and vibrant!
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