|"Poe Show" theatre poster|
Consumption was a major theme throughout the musical, as Poe lost the three women closest to him to the deadly disease. One of the few props featured in the production is a blood stained handkerchief, which is passed from victim to victim as she meets her demise. I decided the handkerchief needed just as prominent of a role in the poster as it had in the production.
I executed this piece with a calligraphy pen/ink with watercolor washes and colored pencil over top. Thanks for looking!