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The Honorable Archibald Fitzhugh by nicholaskole The Honorable Archibald Fitzhugh by nicholaskole
I've been listening to Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book' while I drive...and I love it so far!

The Ghouls in particular, for whatever reason, captured my imagination- their absurd names and the way they were written...I somehow felt like I had to draw one.
So I took a little break and I did!

It's just a simple monstery doodle- more of an exercise in technique than anything. I added my other color version because I still like it- I was working on the bottom one first, but then knocked it back to the top one because it felt more in-tone with the feeling from the book to me. Still- I like both versions.

Hope you guys dig it!
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thebigjb Jan 16, 2013  Professional Artist
It's a pretty good book. The goth version of the Jungle Book. I always pictured the ghouls representing the monkeys from Jungle Book that take Mowgli.
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nicholaskole Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Totally- I didn't catch the similarity until after I read it- I'm kinda glad...I think I enjoyed it just as-is!
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thebigjb Jan 17, 2013  Professional Artist
I believe that Gaiman deliberately used the Jungle Book as his inspiration and adapted it to graveyard-type characters. You can find parallel characters for almost every Jungle Book character. But still enjoyable as-is. :)
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Gimaldinov Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! Love this book.
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nicholaskole Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
right? I miss it- I think I'll read it again.
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MarshallPlex Jul 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
really nice color study! It's like the both have a very similar feel but just a slightly nuanced different take! Diggin the character design too!
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tommybane Jul 3, 2012
I really like this and all the previous ones you've been posting these last days--they're great! I miss your beautiful lines though, and would love to see some more of that as well. Keep up the amazing work Nick!
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nicholaskole Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well thanks for saying so- I'm glad you like the new work. I'm trying to take on a new direction- I hope you don't miss the lines too badly! For the time being, I'm giving myself a break from lineart and trying to learn some new things and follow what is fun for me right now! Inking just isn't fun, after a point :/
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tommybane Jul 3, 2012
I totally get that, rock on sir!
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aedifico Jul 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heehee, super-fun. I dig it!
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