Friday, February 27, 2009

I like this version better,

without the dagger and the crown.

The now-erased icons did make Lady MacBeth's identity more obvious, but I don't think they're necessary. That's what my classmates said, too. Also, I think the absence of the dagger and the crown draws attention to the ladder, and I like that. It gives the viewer some white space, too--some room to breathe within the image. By the way, guess who came up with the ladder metaphor when my original idea (drawing Lady MacB. at the bottom of a big, Elizabethan flight of stairs) didn't pan out? Ben! He has a gift for metaphor. I admit I'm really good at reading metaphors (even obscure ones requiring leaps of faith--it's a muscle one must develop!), but I'm not great at thinking them up. So thank god I have a husband with the soul of an illustrator. Is there anything he isn't good at?


  1. I like this one too. Your blog is really interesting!

  2. I could tell right away that that was Lady MacBeth. Neat! I wish I could draw :-)