Reportage Drawing Day: Bard on the Beach

topsBard on the Beach is a Vancouver thing, where plays by the Bard are performed, well, on the beach. This is my first one, and proved to be a pleasant surprise. Ladies and gentlemen – A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

setEven before the play began it was apparent that the entire production design takes on a very contemporary twist. I like the direction they took. I think the updated sensibility really appeals to the west coast audience.
theseusTheseus and Hippolyta.maleIdentities, particularly the lack of them, is a prominent theme in this play. Here is an illustration of the male characters’ identities blurred together.femaleAnd the female characters’ identities blurred.

puckPuck the deceptive and mischievous prankster.

oberon_titaniaOberon vs. Titania

titaniaTitania, close-up.

assTitania loves an ass!

tops02And one more drawing of the tops for the road!

cover_mockAlso did some thumbnails for book jackets. These are coming soon!