Visit our Shakespeare and Opera Shop online!

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.

Tudor Portraits

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Tools of the trade - drawing and illustration

A good illustrator is never without her tools!

Since so much of my work involves drawing on site, or with a client, my pencils travel with me in a wonderful leather roll-up case.

The tools range from wonderful drawing pens for ink work, to simple mechanic pencils for drafting. Art pencils in a variety of softness, to graphitone pencils that create watercolour washes. Top up with a rubber and sharpener and illustrations, storyboards, mock-ups and plein air sketches are possible anytime, anywhere!
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