Here's a new one. It's for the play As You Like It by William Shakespeare. Whenever I hear/say/read "as you like it," an echo-y version of Wesley's voice yells "aaaas yooooou wiiiiiish!" in my head. Strange.
The director of the play is taking a different spin on Shakespeare's original. It's more of a contemporary/refugee/Russian-esch non-romanticized theme. In the play, Rosalind, the protagonist, dresses up as a man to hide her identity. I tried to convey that Rosalind has two identities in the illustration.
I used a completely different process on this piece, one inspired by my idol Sterling Hundley. First I bought plastic packing tape, put a layer down on masonite board, painted on top of it, placed another layer down, painted on top of it and continued the process until I was satisfied. Then I peeled layers of the tape off using my handy-dandy utility knife and sandpaper. Then I painted on top of the whole thing, leaving sections I liked alone and occaissionally peeling off more packing tape or adding on another piece. Talk about liberating, scary and WAY FUN.