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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.

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Friday, 14 February 2014

Beware the Ides of March! Et tu, Brute? All Hail Caesar!

Julius Caesar, E.Schuch 2014
At long last, the timing was right for my long-awaited stab at my own take on Julius Caesar.  With a background inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, and by a fantastic statue, I've tried to make a framework majestic enough for the legendary dictator.
Caesar on Society6

Using watercolor, pencil, and ink - I created the image in stages, starting with pencil sketches, based on research photos of the Pantheon and a statue of Caesar in Rome:

I then create a clean ink version of the image:  
Followed by a few looser watercolour washes, the drawing layers are digitally comped together for a final image.

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