A while back after I illustrated an interactive Romeo & Juliet iBook, there was talk of doing Macbeth next. The project was put on hold, but not before I made a sample sketch. Can you tell I used Charles Manson as inspiration for Old MacB? It’s true.
MACBETH: Is this a dagger I see before me?
LADY MACBETH: No, it’s a crown, stupid. (aside) He’s blind as well as homicidally ambitious.
(pause for laughter)
Exuent Macbeth and lady Macbeth.
Here’s a fun fact: the lovely and attractive friends I recruited to model for Romeo & Juliet, are real life cousins. I thought it was more historically accurate that way. Just kidding. Truthfully, the two amazing women of artfromKaoS selected the Callahan cousins from about 8 options I sent them, so it was fate… you might even say they were star-crossed. (The cousins might say it’s a little gross. I say, that’s what you get for being ridiculously good looking.)
Here are a few of my favourite images from this amazing assignment.
(I think the is the image the cousins like the least. Sorry pals!)
The ibook is available on iTunes for the low low price of $9.99 so feel free to snap it up and share it with anyone who plans curriculum for high school english classes. I know you have connections.
It has been a very busy spring and summer! Part of that was my bill-paying job, exciting visitors and weather than insisted I get outside. The other part was made up of some pretty wonderful projects. One of those was this, that just turned up on iTunes New & Notable:
Two amazing women offered me the extremely rewarding opportunity to illustrated their iBook edition of Romeo & Juliet. I have always loved Shakespeare thanks to some great teachers in high school, so I bit on this in a big way. Teachers of the world take note, for this is an excellent way to learn these works – there is video from a young Shakespeare scholar, a reenactment by some Stratford actors and OF COURSE some illustrations. Something for the whole family. Or classroom. Or whatever.
I’ll post some process work soon, as well as the finals on my Official website. But if you have an iPad, it’s only $9.99. Buy it why don’t you?
Should I have done this whole post in iambic pentameter? I am a Shakespeare nerd living the dream? Yes and Maybe… in the opposite order.