Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Valiant and the Audience - Theatre

"Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once."

It is one of my favourites by William Shakepeare in his tragedy Julius Caesar. I have experimented with decontextualising the illustration. Another version in another context is right below.

One of the major aspects of theatre is the audience, because without them, there can be no theatre. The line is concocted by me itself.

Done for illustration Friday, this week’s theme being theatre.

Plakstil Inspired - Babolat

A poster inspired from the German Poster Style - plakatstil

The Plakatstil Poster Style, examples

Oblivion - a poem on the theme of borders

A soft thud

That went unheard.

A gentle pat on the shoulder

That was left ignored.

She watched the night sky

Feeling way too small,

Not realizing even once

That her name was being called.

Her mind was her world.

Her thoughts, a never ending train.

She thought people were complicated,

People thought she was insane.

Snapping out of her reverie,

She caught hold of a few words.

“Special school” was amongst them,

The rest unstrung and unheard.

She started screaming.

She was forced to stand.

She yelled, she groaned,

Someone grabbed hold of her hand.

Just for a brief moment,

She had left the boundaries of her world.

It left her confused and bewildered.

It made her head swirl.

She was led to her room.

She lay down in her bed.

She didn’t comprehend human beings,

They filled her with dread.

She closed her eyes,

Listening to the ceiling fan.

She liked it when she was left alone.

She wondered why they couldn’t understand.

Her world was that of oblivion

In which she was happy and content.

She was abnormal, but she was special,

And that made all the difference.

This illustration stresses on two aspects of me, the playful side and the serious side. It is for that reason that the composition is shaped as a L; to show the transformation. (view it full size, it will make more sense :))


An illustration on an excerpt from Feluda. It was about a discussion between Feluda and his friend on geometry and its significance outside.