Monday, February 6, 2012

"The Poe Show" Theatre Poster

I recently finished a project for The Free Theatre company here in Portland, OR. They are putting on a show right now titled "The Poe Show" which is an amazing musical about Edgar Allan Poe's life. It's a dark story of love and loss.
"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!

3 comments:

  1. Very nice Margaux! Digging the pattern and the overall vibe. The Poe stain is classy!

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  2. Intriguing image! I would love to see this piece in person and figure out how you actually did it. Did you take any pictures at different stages of making it?

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    1. Yeah! Great idea, I'll post my process in the next couple days.

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