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Thursday, 4 June 2009

Two Gentlemen of Verona

New Design! Two Gentleman of Verona

Just finished late last night!
We've our two rather shifty-in-love Gentlemen, a cameo of the lovely Sylvia in the archtecture above, and an actual Verona window design for the frame.

Male friendship vs. romantic attachment, and some rather fickle turns of affection feature in this Shakespeare play. I first saw a version of this at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre years ago.

In the illustration, I wanted a blend of masculine and feminine elements- hence the rigid design repeats and right angles in the frame. The costume and rather effeminate poses of the gentleman betray my sketicism as to whether they make worthy heroes to the play. Above, the lovely ideal of Sylvia hangs above the proceedings, more an idol or trinket than a real person to these gents.

As I can't decide between the warm colour and the blue version, Two Gents will be available in two colours.

Available soon in my Etsy shop!

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