Sunday, 8 December 2013

Christmas... Humbug! Scrooge and Bob Cratchit character portraits...

Scrooge ... notice the sinister chain around the border...
Bob Cratchit working at his desk. He gets a nice festive robin and holly border

December is here folks! which means Christmas isn't far off now... it's hard to ignore all the brightly coloured lights and displays and images of Santa Claus with all his elves and fluffy animal helpers which seem to be everywhere you turn now... When I think of Christmas I think of a more Victorian one, so obviously 'A Christmas Carol' by Mr Charles Dickens is a perfect starting point! Here are my festive illustrations, a couple of character portraits of the miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge and long suffering but ever optimistic Bob Cratchit (who I think has already had a couple of gin's looking at his face)
Pen and ink and watercolour.

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