Friday, June 10, 2011

SHAKESPEARE TAROT

Calgary's The Shakespeare Company premiered a play called Queens this week, about some of the Bard's female characters. I provided some illustrations that will be used as projections. I was asked to insert drawings of the actor's faces into specific tarot cards. Using Pamela Colman Smith's illustrations from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, I decided to take it a little further and redid the linework for clarity and tweaked the colors somewhat (a lot).  Below are the original cards alongside my reworkings. Click for bigitude.






I was asked to provide just a scan of the Tower card as well, but I did this one too, so they would hang together as a series more.

3 comments :

Kyle Metcalf said...

NICE

JacquiLee said...

Love 'em!

Barb said...

We were all so thrilled with the Tarot card projections for our show. They were fantastic! I also loved your first version of Death (although I know the 2nd version worked better for the show). So talented.