Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Personal project

This has always been one of my favourite Shakespeare plays. The atmosphere and cinematic visuals he creates with the language are second to none. And the symbolism that can be found reading between the lines brings to mind the hidden clues and symbols found in the Old Master paintings.


I set out to incorporate some of these visual symbols in my own illustrations, for example; The Weird Sisters are based on the classical Three Graces, albeit rather less beautiful. Also, a few of my compositions and much of the lighting was inspired by the work of the Baroque painter, Caravaggio.


All hand drawn in graphite pencil.

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