Immortal Longings is an artist-run London company specializing Shakespare & Opera illustrations.
What you'll discover: Delightfully dramatic Shakespeare gifts featuring the Bard's best loved characters. I'm passionate about offering inspired gifts for actors, literature lovers, teachers, poets, dreamers, dramatics and romantics. My Opera Series provides art for international productions, giving an illustrated style to the thrilling music and characters.
My unique Shakespeare Gifts and Opera Gifts include: Giclée Art Prints, Art Cards, our Leatherbound journals (which make wonderful diaries and sketchbooks), Postcards, iPhone Wallpapers, and More.
The artwork is created by designer Elizabeth E. Schuch, working with local artisans in the UK and Society6 in the USA to produce gifts. Elizabeth has worked with Shakespeare's Globe, The Metropolitan Opera, The Seattle Opera, The Royal National Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, and other venues around the world to create illustrations based in the world of drama.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Shakespeare's King John
This one has been hiding in the bottom of the pile of drawings on my desk for some time now, it's colour just wasn't right. But with some rich browns and gothic flourishes, it's time for it to see the light of day. King John!
The tragic young Prince Arthur sits uneasily upon the throne of England. Illegitimacy and family quarrels over the throne have lead to the order that the boy be killed. An assassin stands over the boy. Hubert wasn't able to kill him in the play, but later the boy falls to his death escaping.
The play is full of double crosses, poison and intrigue, and the poor Prince was caught in the middle. The scene of Hubert's attempt to kill him is very powerful on stage and stayed with me when I decided to illustrate it.
I'm listing all my new print designs in my Etsy shop today.
And just about ready to show a design that has alluded me for years: The Taming of The Shrew!