The cantankerous old grump hobbled his way home through the blustering snow and dangerous ice, completely unaware his life was following in his wake. A young weak flame, his past, hovered right behind him. A giant lumbering man, his present, walks careful aside him as not to fall out of step. Ahead of him, creeps the shadows of his future and into them he ventures. A lingering cry haunts the alleys and the streets, chains clank and rattle of warnings to a ruined man as he bitterly scoffs off the world, heading home to sulk.
Here is this year’s rendition of Dickens’ Ebenezer Scrooge along with all four ghosts. I stayed with the traditional flame character for the Ghost of Christmas Past. I had to do three or four thumbnails, and a nearly full render of another drawing to get a composition that I liked since I wanted them stacked, using the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come as the backdrop. I haven’t really seen Scrooge done with a beard, sometimes Victorian chops, but usually clean shaven. I thought it might be fun to give him a cranky old beard and make him stout rather than long and lanky. I had a lot of fun doing this one, hope you enjoy.
“Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.” – A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.