Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A Night at the Opera




Here are three illustrations from a fun project I completed last month. They're for a new modern opera, "Les Adventures de Madame Merveille" which will be opening this summer in Montreal. Commissioned by ECM+, the libretto is written by award winning comic writer Cecil Castellucci, and features 4 different comic-themed sequences, each illustrated by a different artist. The other artists involved in the project are Scott Hepburn, Cameron Stewart and Pascal Girard -- excellent illustrators all.

My segment is the romance part of the story, and the drawings above are three of ten illustrations that will be projected onstage during the performance. All the illustrations were painted in ink and goauche, and were a lot of fun to work on. I've been having great luck lately in the variety of different assignments to try my hand in and I have to thank Cecil for bringing me aboard for this project.

17 comments:

rico said...

I love them, sounds like an amazing project!

Alex Pearson said...

that actually sounds like an opera I would like to see!

Nori Tominaga said...

nice :)

cecil castellucci said...

Oh le sigh. It is so gorgeous! You should all come!

The Stapelia Company said...

Wonderful. I wish I could see the show, sounds great. :)

Octavio E. Rodriguez said...

Great pieces!!

damon said...

nice stuff i love your work

Rick Cortes said...

So lovely.

max said...

Lovely stuff Michael. Saw Scott's pages at the studio when i was last in town, i wonder how i'm going to get myself a pass for that show...!

Arkonbey said...

What a cool project.

The images are as usual, fantastic; especially the drapery. Though, I especially love the atmospheric perspective you created out the window of the second piece.

Davis Dewsbury said...

So glad to finally see a new update! Fantastic pieces Michael.

shane oakley said...

gorgeous.

the sense of place, the mood, and your killer eye for composition - always knocks my socks off.

that last shot/pose especially, kinda reminds me of how i feel mid-deadline hell.

Gregor said...

I like the stillness!

Nico. said...

my god, your work is sooo amazing!
cheers from argentina!

RAWLS said...

These are great my friend!!

Michael Cho said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone. It was a fun project to work on.

tomnel said...

Love all of it!