A Shakespeare Feast
A color sketch- about 80% complete of William Shakespeare. The piece is one of several ideas I'm working on for the cover of a book of recipes taken from meals in the works of the Bard. This is based on the well known woodcut that was executed years after his death.
The two color portraits are believed to have been painted while Shakespeare was still alive. The authenticity of the portrait on the left, known as the Cobbe Portrait is disputed by scholars. The center painting bares a much stronger resemblance to the woodcut (right.)