Sketchbook Project: Atë By His Side

The Greek Goddess Atë.  

“Blood and destruction shall be so in use
And dreadful objects so familiar
That mothers shall but smile when they behold
Their infants quarter’d with the hands of war;
All pity choked with custom of fell deeds:
And Caesar’s spirit, ranging for revenge,
With Ate by his side come hot from hell,
Shall in these confines with a monarch’s voice
Cry ‘Havoc,’ and let slip the dogs of war;
That this foul deed shall smell above the earth
With carrion men, groaning for burial.”
~ Julius Ceasar
(William Shakespeare)


  1. I like the way this page is set up…. the flowers and crow (raven?) really make the whole thing. The quote is fantastic too; I wonder if there’s anyway to include it in your sketchbook.

    • Rubin Pingk

      If I had half decent handwriting I might put it on some transparent vellum and let it sit above the page.

  2. Ces

    I love this new layout but I find the bug infestation quite disturbing which only means your illustrations are super effective!!! Ugh, I participated in the Sketchbook project but have not started it. 🙁

    • Rubin Pingk

      Sorry Ces! I am exploring the idea of creepy crawlies and beautiful faces for my Sketchbook Project. Get yours started! You only have two months to get it done! Your work would be amazing. Maybe our books can sit next to each other at the exhibit!

  3. Bella Sinclair

    EEK! I know a good doctor who could get that removed.

    Seriously, you really know how to straddle that line between beautiful and disturbing. And I mean that in the very best way, of course! The little worm on the raven’s eye???? Good grief. He doesn’t even flinch! That reminds me of a video I saw a little while ago of a giant frog. You could see a worm swimming around INSIDE his eyeball. ewwwwwwwwww I couldn’t stop watching.

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