Friday, October 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Ghost of Christmas Past


Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
The Ghost of Christmas Past

"It was a strange figure -- like a child: yet not so like a child as like an old man, viewed through some supernatural medium, which gave him the appearance of having receded from the view, and being diminished to a child's proportions. Its hair, which hung about its neck and down its back, was white as if with age; and yet the face had not a wrinkle in it, and the tenderest bloom was on the skin. The arms were very long and muscular; the hands the same, as if its hold were of uncommon strength. Its legs and feet, most delicately formed, were, like those upper members, bare. It wore a tunic of the purest white, and round its waist was bound a lustrous belt, the sheen of which was beautiful. It held a branch of fresh green holly in its hand; and, in singular contradiction of that wintry emblem, had its dress trimmed with summer flowers. But the strangest thing about it was, that from the crown of its head there sprung a bright clear jet of light, by which all this was visible; and which was doubtless the occasion of its using, in its duller moments, a great extinguisher for a cap, which it now held under its arm."

10 Comments:

Blogger Random York said...

I knew what it was immediately!(at least I hoped) Great illustration!

1:24 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

wonderful! enjoyed the limited color palatte.

1:46 PM  
Blogger JO said...

One of my favorite books. A great classic ghost. Nice job.

3:41 PM  
Blogger mjc said...

great work!

1:45 PM  
Blogger harmoniousjosh said...

Speaking of ghosts...

I'm baaaack...

5:59 PM  
Anonymous belinda said...

awesome! really like the novel. the white is really striking.

4:39 PM  
Blogger platinum blonde said...

great work, i'm a big fan of dickens so i especially love it! :)

12:25 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Great, I love A Christmas
Carol1

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is he crying?

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is he crying?

4:05 PM  

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