So I decided that my pen drawing of Excalibur (that got waaaaay more notes than I expected holy shit) needed something more. There was too much white space so added onto it :) I’ve also seen the quote from Tolkien’s poem “All that is gold does not.
After MacBeth has killed King Duncan, he looks at the blood on his hand and wonders if he will ever be free of the stains of guilt. (Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/Clean from my hand? II ii 61). Blood becomes a repeated image, also symbolizing the guilt of killing and betraying.