Ladies of Shakespeare: Juliet

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My bounty is as boundless as the sea,
My love as deep; the more I give to thee
The more I have, for both are infinite.” -Romeo and Juliet, Act II, Scene 2.

It was only a matter of time before I got around to this gal, right? Trying out some new gouache and a tiny new liner brush. 🙂

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Ladies of Shakespeare: Juliet

Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

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My father had a daughter loved a man,  / As it might be, perhaps, were I a woman, / I should your lordship.” – Twelfth Night, or What You Will, Act II, Scene 4

Happy Monday! This rendition of one of my favorite Shakespeare Ladies is based on the American Shakespeare Center‘s recent production of Twelfth Night. I loved the Edwardian-inspired costumes for this version, and I couldn’t get it out of my head when I decided to draw Viola.

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Ladies of Shakespeare: Viola

Ladies of Shakespeare: Portia

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Is it excepted I should know no secrets
That appertain to you? Am I yourself
But, as it were, in sort or limitation,
To keep with you at meals, comfort your bed,
And talk to you sometimes? Dwell I but in the suburbs
Of your good pleasure? If it be no more,
Portia is Brutus’ harlot, not his wife.” – Julius Caesar, Act 2, Scene 1.

Ladies of Shakespeare: Portia

Ladies of Shakespeare: Adriana

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“The time was once when thou unurged wouldst vow
That never words were music to thine ear,
That never object pleasing in thine eye,
That never touch well welcome to thy hand,
That never meat sweet-savored in thy taste,
Unless I spake, or looked, or touched, or carved to thee.
How comes it now, my husband, O, how comes it,
That thou art then estrangèd from thyself?” The Comedy of Errors, 1.2.106-15

Today’s Shakespearean lady is Adriana from The Comedy of Errors. This one is particularly special to me, because I got to play this role when I was in high school (although this design of the character looks nothing like me). It was very fun finding a balance between her fiery spirit and her vulnerability. I’d like to tackle the part again one day.

Ladies of Shakespeare: Adriana