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January 4th, 2017

The Illustrated Shakespeare

The first volume of The Illustrated Shakespeare, a projected thirty-eight books — one a month for the next thirty-eight months — is scheduled for publication Monday, January 9. It’s an ambitious project, and one for which I’m proud to be the illustrator, something that might come as a complete surprise to anyone who . . . → Read More: The Illustrated Shakespeare

December 29th, 2016

Shakespeare Reimagined

This is the first portrait I ever painted in gouache — the Bard of Avon, based on the famous Chandos portrait. I chose gouache for this painting because it’s more opaque than the watercolors I typically use. Plus these Holbein brand paints helped me get the dark background I wanted. This particular portrait . . . → Read More: Shakespeare Reimagined

October 17th, 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Act I Scene ii

Lucetta: Peruse this paper, madam.

October 16th, 2016

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

I’m going to create one illustration for every single scene in Shakespeare — an ambitious project to be sure. I’l try to do one drawing a day, but we’ll see. I’m working with Coyote Canyon Press on an illustrated edition of Shakespeare, to be published first in individual volumes and then as a single . . . → Read More: The Two Gentlemen of Verona