Alas, poor Cable.

Alas, poor Cable.

Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool treading the boards as William Shakespeare’s Hamlet? Why not. A fun digital creation inspired by the old masters.


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The thought of Deadpool cheekily holding the skull of Cable, HAD to be done. As Mr Pool likes to dress up, it only seemed right that he rubs the head of his once enemy while wearing the crown of Denmark.

As Sir Anthony van Dyck and Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s era overlap the period of Shakespeare’s work, it only seemed right to take inspiration from their work for this piece. Thankfully these old painters give us a snapshot of the fashion from their time. Perfect for that theatrical Shakespearean feel.

Having reworked a few of the old masters, other characters of popular culture presented themselves and things became more adventurous. This collection of prints began with Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘A Lady with an Ermine’. The lady in question was replaced with Ellen Ripley and the ermine with a small alien. It worked, and soon Spock, Yoda and Deadpool all followed suit.

All work is created with Adobe Photoshop and Wacom tablet.

Print Info
Small – 297mm x 420mm
Medium – 420mm x 594mm
Large – 594mm x 841mm

Standard Print
Printed on 250gsm silk paper.

Giclee Fine Art Print
Printed on St. Cuthberts Somerset Photo 300gsm, 100% cotton natural white matte art paper with subtle hints of surface texture.

Would you like this as a canvas print? Then please get in touch here.

PLEASE NOTE: The larger work is printed on demand, so kindly allow up to 5 days for production. Good things come to those who wait.