Monday, October 22, 2012

Something Wicked by Murray Tinkelman

"Round about the cauldron go;
In the poison'd entrails throw."


"Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,"


"For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble."


"Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,
Witches' mummy, maw and gulf"


"By the pricking of my thumbs,
Something wicked this way comes."


This week, in anticipation of All Hallow's Eve, a look at the wonderfully scary art of Murray Tinkelman.

* Murray Tinkelman has won Gold Medals from The Society of Illustrators, The New York Art Directors Club and The Society of Publication Designers. He has over 200 Awards of Merit from The Society of Illustrators. Murray is the director of Hartford Art School’s limited-residency Master of Fine Arts in Illustration program.

* Poetry lines in this post excerpted from Macbeth - Act 4, Scene 1 by William Shakespeare


  1. Great to see Murray's stuff here on TI Leif! I had the great pleasure of getting to know Murray as I got my very own MFA through the Hartford program. What a talent not to mention his wealth of illustration history knowledge. Not sure I could be patient enough to draw like he does though.

  2. Loved the pull back reveal on this!

    Like Greg said above, the reveal shows the patience and craft that Tinkelman puts into his images.

  3. Is that a portrait of Vin Di Fate, or is Murray using the mirror during his mustachio days?

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