As you can probably guess, I am a big fan of Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth. So it comes as no surprise that this has strongly influenced a lot of my work. As well as illustrations of the characters I've drawn in the past, I've also started a collage series reflecting some of the darker acts of the play. This first one represents the ghost of Banquo returning for the feast, as Macbeth toasts his health. For those that don't know the play, I suggest you go read it! But just as a quick overview (*Spoilers!) Banquo is Macbeth's best friend, whom he has murdered.
A few of my favourite points of reference in the piece are the three sketched profiles of women, representing the presence of the three weird sisters, the multitude of dogs scattered around which are of course 'man's best friend' and very loyal creatures, and the stag below the doe, which shows Macbeth's place in his marriage.
There's a lot of other symbolism dotted around, but I'll let you make your own minds up about those...