"A drum, a drum! Macbeth doth come."
Here is the second in my series of illustrations from Macbeth. The three witches, the weird sisters, the creepy ladies who sense weakness in Macbeth and start him on his road to ruin. They speak in these rhythmic rhyming couplets that have continued to inspire generations of evil sorceresses
. Yes, they were the ones who said:
"Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble."
There are just so many ways to draw them. I started out with the old crone in the lower left, but then I decided they shouldn't all look like typical old crones. So I made one fat, which is a bit tricky because creepy and evil old witches tend to be withered and gnarled like old sticks.
For this drawing, I pictured them as they hear the drum that signals Macbeth's approach. Here they will meet him and Banquo for the first time, and pass on the prophesies that will affect both characters so differently.
This was done with my usual Bamboo Fun tablet and GIMP. And, as usual, all criticism and opinions are welcome. Thanks for viewing! And read the play!
You can also check out my other illustrations from Macbeth here: [link]