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The Doubtful Guest by erondagirl The Doubtful Guest by erondagirl
I'm a big fan of Edward Gorey, and recently bought some more books. Now I have 'The Doubtful Guest', 'The Gashlycrumb Tinies', 'The Blue Aspic', 'The West Wing' and 'The Epileptic Bicycle'. So I decided I'd like to do a little tribute to him, but in my own style.

I chose the creature from 'The Doubtful Guest' and modernised him. :) And humanified, of course.
I tried to get the look of Gorey's cross-hatching on his trousers.
I want an urn backpack.

I have a theory that the creature in the book is actually a metaphor for a teenager. :nod:
If you want to hear/see the story, then here's a good reading on YouTube: [link] It's not very long, and I recommend it :)
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UnderAbigailsRose Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I want that urn backpack... :D
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Me too :3
I was going to put the creature as his bag first of all.
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UnderAbigailsRose Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Really? I think it'd be awkward...
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I thought the bag and the figure would look too alike. So I changed it last minute and instead draw the creature wandering around his feet.
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UnderAbigailsRose Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, good choice!
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ShakratotheArson Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012   Writer
This is fabulous. I've never read The Doubtfuk Guest myself, but I a MASSIVE fan of The Ghastlycrumb Tinies. Best alphabets story ever...
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The alphabet of unfortunate children! Yey! :D
You should take a look at the video link! :D
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ShakratotheArson Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012   Writer
Nothing better! =D
I will!!! =D
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RosesDieSlowley Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the books and it's a great drawing. Love how you interperted the character! Looks amazing.
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awww :love: :glomp: thanks! :D
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kiatzuki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
No idea who this is, but it's stunningly beautiful!
WAIT.
YOU'RE ONEE WHO DREW THE ANDY SIXX IN BATMAN COSTUME WITH THAT OTHER DUDE!?!?!? O_O
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes I am :giggle:
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kiatzuki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
OH MA GAD.
I once posted it on tumblr without knowing where it came from because because I BECAUSE I FOUND IT FIRST ON FACEBOOK, THEN YEH. D:
SORRY. :'C
I LOVE IT.
IT'S SO CUTEZZZ.
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's alright, don't worry about it :) you've found me now! :D
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kiatzuki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Yes I have and I am so happy I did. ;w; -Watching.-
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erondagirl Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:dance:
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