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.
Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Tina has created her usual soft ethereal backgrounds for me to paint and draw over. (Tina is blogging her take on the project.) Here's a start with painted lines to create the beginnings of the building shadows.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
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!
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Starting with the period portrait painting, to drafting stylised lace, to the finished pen and ink drawing, and finally the composed print.
fine art print and greeting cards, digital images for your iPad or laptop skin. (leather journal can be created on request)
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
In celebrating the World Shakespeare year in London, Immortal Longings has brought together a team of artists to recreate some of Shakespeare's most captivating characters set into unique locations around the newly Royal borough of Woolwich.
Photography: Theo Albanis
Poetry: A.E. Montana
Costumes: Anami Tara Shucart
Art Direction: Elizabeth E. Schuch
Photography Assistant: Tina Mammoser
Models: Hannah Tompkins, Lexie Lambert, Zoot Lynam, Christine J Kim, Katya Ralph