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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

Friday, 25 October 2013

Special Request Shakespeare Art: Sonnet 18 Illustration

By special request, I created this artwork for Sonnet 18.  Playing with Elizabethan lace as the graphic inspiration, I tried to weave elements from the visuals of the poem: flowers, wind, and the warmth of the summer sun.

The original sketch is worked with fine pencil, then overlaid in black ink.  I then work watercolour and Sennelier inks over the lacey  lines for the full colour finish.








Tuesday, 5 March 2013

In quest of a Muse - new illustration

Some early ideas for my new 'Muses' Illustration...


Lots of inspiration from Erte and Ancient Greece, the first muse is underway!
Calliope, the muse of poetry


Calliope ink/colour preview. 


 

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Valentine Rogues

A day dedicated to the rogues and romantics who loved a little too little, too much, or unwisely. Follow their tragic updates on our Facebook page.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Hamlet journal appears in Hamlet!

A wonderful customer story:
"My husband gave me your beautiful Hamlet Journal last Christmas. This past fall I got to play Hamlet and I used the journal for the "Words words words" scene.
"Our production of Hamlet was a directing thesis for my directing class mate and dear friend Brad Raimondo at The New School for Drama MFA program here in NYC. The production went off extremely well and both Brad and I could not have asked for a better success as we look forward to graduating in the Spring."
"My husband Michael gave me the book last Christmas and, being beyond supportive of me and my crazy dreams, wrote Polonius' line on the first page, "This above all, to thine own self be true."


Thanks so much for sharing your story with us John... and we're sure you need no luck with your MFA but all the best wishes from us!