CHARACTER DESIGN: “Envy”
Since my last Sin was so well-received, and I’m rather busy with essays, I’ve decided to carry on posting them (out of order, natch), until I can muster up the energy to make something relatively new-ish. Perhaps I’ll even just re-design them from scratch once this is all over.
Envy is of course drawn green; however, the way Marlowe writes his speech, he seems to be as full of self-importance as any ‘envious wretch’ you’d care to meet. So I thought I’d draw him as a bit of an exhibitionist - very much in the vein of those in the modern-day who scream about their own paltry suffering in order to get over their envy of everyone else. He’s meant to evoke constant hatred of others and constant paranoia of his own failings.
And what art thou, the third?
I am Envy, begotten of a chimney-sweeper, and an oyster-wife. I cannot read, and therefore wish all books burned.
I am lean with seeing others eat. O, that there would come a famine over all the world, that all might die, and I live alone! Then thou should’st see how fat I’d be.
But must thou sit, and I stand? Come down, with a vengeance!