Saturday, June 25, 2011

Illustration Fri. - 'midsummer night''

"[Awaking] What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?" 'Titania, Queen of the Fairies'
A Midsummer Night's Dream, 8x8, pen & ink on bristol

A quick offering for IF's theme this week 'midsummer night' and of course I couldn't resist referencing Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream.

As you may know, Titania is punished by Oberon, King of the Fairies. Because of her disobedience in not complying to a request of his, the King calls upon his mischievous court jester, Puck, to help him apply a magical juice from a flower called "love-in-idleness," which when applied to a person's eyelids while sleeping, makes the victim fall in love with the first living thing seen upon awakening. His intent is for her to fall in love with an animal in the forest and because of her shame, give in to his request.....

Originally I had thought that I'd keep at this, add a forest background and maybe a crown /dress etc. but now I'm thinking I may just design an Art Nouveau frame around it with lettering of the play's title...maybe not though - I do love me some details :>

Ahhh, another one to finish, better than not getting any sketches in these long hot summer days & nights - yes?

Have a lovely weekend!


Hi I'm Laurie... said...

Lovely! Such a delicate face.

Ana M.F. said...

pretty ♥

studio lolo said...

Simple black and it, my friend!♥

INDIGENE said...

Simply beautiful!

LucyLocketsPocket said...

so very simple but beautiful