Saturday, April 25, 2009

Illustration Friday - Theater

Here's my thought process for this week's theme:

After seeing the topic: "Hmmm...meh. This'll be a hard one to come up with something funny."

Later, at lunch: "Ok, what to draw, what to draw. Need to make theatrics funny. Something with acting; a play maybe. Sure. A play. Which play?

Instantly image of Hamlet talking to Yorick's skull pops into mind and I decide: "Done, now how do I make it sillified?"

Famous scene undergoes a role reversal in my head, characters are flopped. I think: "Yep. In watercolor!"

And now I'm picturing an audience comprised of skeletons applauding, my thoughts drowned out by the din of bone hands clanking together.

Oh! And the sound effect to accompany this illustration is "BOOP!" Yes, Skeleton Hamlet is booping Yorick's nose. He knew him well, after all.


  1. You've done a wonderful job. I got it before I read your notes. I like your process.

  2. totally fun and beautifully painted

  3. Fantastic! I love the movement and lightness!

  4. ahh B!
    I heart your watercolor illustrations!!


  5. oh! this is too ... wonderful!
    What beautiful coulours, expresion, dance, gorgeus illustration seems from s.XVIII book!

  6. Hehe, reversals and sound effects -- fantastic!

  7. Shakespeare would be proud! I really like the pose, very creative.

  8. Thanks for the comments, everyone! I will try to watercolor more often.