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A Christmas Carol by Gardi A Christmas Carol by Gardi
Ryba insisted that I would've finished this by Friday, so I did.
Have you ever read A Christmas Carol?
I absolutely adore it.
The old man is Ebenezer Scrooge and the gost is his dead friend and business partner, Marley.
They were both very miserly, mean and extremely ignorant towards other people. Then, at about Christmas time, Marley died and Scrooge started to hate Christmas, the time when people become kind and warm-harted, even more. Seven years later, the ghost of deceased Marley appears in Scrooge's house; there are heavy chains tied around his body. He comes to warn Ebenezer: If he doesn't care about others and help people with the money he has, he'll surely meet the same fate and will have to walk the Earth wrapped in chains as 'heavy' as his sinful gred is. Three more ghosts are to visit Scrooge: Past (to show what Ebenezer lost when he became greedy), Present (who shows him all the poverty and misery that lies in the streets of London) and Future (to show him the death of the young son of his only clerk, Bob Cratchit, who hasn't enough money to afford a doctor, and eventually the funeral of Scrooge himslef, where people come to steal things from his house, not to mourn for him).
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Yes. It was the first Enlglish book I've read and it still appeals to me. The movie, starring Stewart, is brilliant, too.
It might've been a year or so since I last saw the movie, so please excuse any mistake in the plot ^^;;

Ch. Dickens - A Christmas Carol
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Andunazimril Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing.  I love how you've depicted Marley! :D
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ShiftingWinds125 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Beautiful! XD
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thejunkyardfaerie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing <3
I adore A Christmas Carol :3
Do you mind if I submit this to the Dickens Fanclub?
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Moonsong-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Great Job! The disney version is great and has a Great adaption Of Marley and the Ghost of Christmas past. u should see it ^^
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fazzygrl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Marley's Ghost!! :D Love it! I just saw the new adaptation from Disney! It was awesome! :D
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this deviation has been featured here [link] hope you don't mind. :)
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Gardi Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
Of course I don't, I'm no great artist so I don't insist on being asked that much, don't worry :) I'm glad you like tCC, it's the best Christmas story ever IMHO...
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RickHaigh Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
glad to hear it.. :)
and yup, i like TCC..although i love the film Scrooged.. :D
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Strife89 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Change nothing. This is a wonderful piece as-is. :clap:
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lapetitballerina Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
OOOOH!
Creepy
but awesome
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TwinTwosGirl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is just amazing! You did some outstanding work on it. Love the colors and detail.

And I LOVE 'A Christmas Carol' SO much!!! It's my most favorite story ever. I think I've read it and seen the movies so much I could act it out word for word. lol!
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ElvenBayleefBoy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Thats incredible!
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CyanZack Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats fantastic!
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Gardi Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
I'm afraid I can't agree... I eventually started to dislike it, when I see it finished I spot thousands things I would've done differently...
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CyanZack Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa. Thats your works for ya. o.o
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GogetaJr Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Damnit, Gardi, stop being so amazing.
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Gardi Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
I wish I was that amazing. Can't you see the mistakes? Ohh, I must get rid of them >>"
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En-Cu-Kou Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Wow.... The white hair works great on the ghost. As does the contrast of the ethereal robe and the mist stuff against the heavy chains.... Maybe I'd make the chains either cut in more or let them dangle, this way it seems as if he had a thick solid arm.... Anyway. The candlelight effect is interesting. And I love Scrooge's face, especially the nose. But the right arm seems to grow from a rather strange place ^^;
Some more rambling about composition - the center is not the place you should have your focal point in, maybe if the picture showed more of the ghost and less of Scrooge, it would work even better.....
And slap me for this comment sounding too negative.... Not what I meant at all ^^;
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DrMackFoxx Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Very impressive! There's more gravy than grave about this one. Heh! Still, excellent detail and coloring! Awesome work! +1 to Favorites
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Gardi Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
If you think so.... thank you then.
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