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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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