January 2005: Gargoyles in Classic Literature

We're doing our own little form of Masterpiece Theater for this month... The challenge is to illustrate, using your favorite Gargoyle characters, a scene or character from a work of classic literature - you know, the kind of thing they make you read in school! And hopefully, the kind that you found yourself enjoying despite that. *L*
So whether you are exploring Homer or Bronte or Hemingway, get creative and bring those Great Works to life!
note: no Shakespeare or other playwrites, or poets, please! This topic is for novels or books only, thank you. ^_^

Mascot by Jessie! ^_^

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Title: Hester Prynne
Artist: KNewer [DeviantArt]
From "The Scarlet Letter" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. "Ironically, it is a novel in which, in terms of action, almost nothing happens. Hawthorne's emotional, psychological drama revolves around Hester Prynne, who is convicted of adultery in colonial Boston by the civil and Puritan authorities. She is condemned to wear the scarlet letter "A" on her chest as a permanent sign of her sin. The narrative describes the effort to resolve the torment suffered by Hester and her co-adulterer, the minister Arthur Dimmesdale, in the years after their affair. In fact, the story excludes even the representation of the passionate moment which enables the entire novel." - summary from enotes.com
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Title: White...Fang?
Artist: Dezi [ummm..Dezi's art stuff]
My favorite book is White Fang, so it was only natural to pick it, along with Bronx as the lead sled "dog." My vid card is messed up, so I'm not sure how the colors translated when I scanned it, but I was happy with the original colors, so oh well. Medium of choice: Sharpies!
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Title: We All Saw This Coming
Artist: Nebulan [Gallery]
My friends all know that I love Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. I think there are a lot of parallels between Demona and MacBeth and Darcy and Elizabeth. eg: They're Prejudice, Prideful, arrogant, headstrong (what their their multiple attempts to gain power and rule/conquer the world) not to mention they hate each other... Of course, this is just my opinion.
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Title: Cheshire cat!
Artist: Twitch [Twitch's Deviant Art Gallery]
Alice in Wonderland is awesome.... Of course, I've only seen the movie.. o.o But still! I loved the cheshire cat in it, and when I saw what this month's contest was about, this guy popped up.... Wickedly delicious, If I do say so myself.
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Title: Lex & The Chocolate Factory
Artist: Agro Antirrhopus
Okie dokie. Friend of mine is a big fan of this site, and he kinda poked and prodded me to draw something and suggested y'alls contest. Hopefully you can tell what this is. It's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Not much else to say.
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Title: Franken-Garg
Artist: Bobby
Like the creature from the novel Frankenstein, this gargoyle has been created with pieces of other Gargoyles. Not just a creature of immense strength, this poor desolate soul has emotions the same as any other living being... and harbors a deep resentment at being abandoned by its creator.
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Title: Where's your towel?
Artist: Erin Ruiz (Yami0204) [Yami's deviantART gallery]
Douglas Adams' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" may not be a classic to most, but it is to me! =3 Being the sci-fi nerd that I am, I highly revere this book as a wonderful piece of literature. Anyway, this pic contains the following characters: Arthur Dent (the human one) and Ford Prefect (the green one). Since Mr. Adams never really describes his characters completely (leaving much to the imagination), so why not make Ford an alien gargoyle from Betelguese? >D Also, take note that his "loincloth" is a towel! Can't go anywhere without one. And he's not giving "thumbs up," but hitching for a ride across the galaxy! =D
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Title: Waiting at the Gate of Dis
Artist: Son Neko
This is a scene from Dante's Inferno where Dante and his spirit guide Virgil have been denied entry into the Hell City of Dis by fallen angels. The two wait with hope for God's messenger to come and deal with the disobedient "angels" for them.
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most creative image  
Title: The Little Mergoyle
Artist: Christi Spencer
It’s my original Gargoyle character, Aivee, as Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Little Mermaid.” This is the first piece of Gargoyles art I’ve done in a long time, so please go easy on me! She is topless, but I chose to draw her as such because that’s how it would have been in the original piece of literature and I don’t think its very risqué. ^^ (No nipples, ala Sailormoon Style nudity!) Thanks for looking. =D
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Title: Three gargs in a boat - to say nothing
Artist: Epantiras [Epantiras' DeviantArt gallery]
The trio and Bronx as the protagonists of the famous - and very funny - novel of Jerome J Jerome. George said "Let's put the canvas cover on the boat. It will only take a few minutes"...
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Title: Taira No Atsumori
Artist: Bethsheba Grimore
Atsumori was a charachter in the japanese literature of "The Tale of Hieke". He was 16 years old when he was in the battle and beheaded my the general of the enemy .The book itself recounts the battle of the two houses (Taira/Hieka & Genji/Minamoto) in the late 12th century. Basically it's a war tale that was masterfully written and ultimatly leads up to the creation of Military rule (the shogun). if your into the subject it's a must read^_^
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most artistic image  
Title: The Gargoyle of the Opera
Artist: Brianna [deviantART gallery]
Yes, before the films, and even before the musical, there was The Phantom of the Opera NOVEL, written by Gaston Leroux!!
Graeme stars as Erik, the Phantom, and Lucy is his Angel of Music.
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Title: Alice in wonderland
Artist: Bex
One of the best books i read as a child was alice in wonderland, it was strange and yet amazing all at once. This was a difficult picture to draw as i didnt want to go too close to the Disney film made, so i drew from my own imagination and used bright colours to make this.
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most creative image  
Title: Where the Red Fern Grows
Artist: Liz [Imaginator Central]
If I remember correctly, the dogs met quite a gruesome death saving their master and friend the boy from a mountain lion. But on their grave sites the very rare red fern flourished to honor their memory and sacrifice.
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Title: The Phantom of the Opera
Artist: A.J.
'I.. came forward, more timid than... a little child, she did not run away...no…she waited for me... I even believe...that she put out her forehead...a little... oh, not much...just a little... like a living bride...And...I... kissed her! I!... And she did not die... Oh, how good it is to kiss somebody on the forehead!... My mother, my poor unhappy mother would never… let me kiss her… She used to run away… and throw me my mask! … Nor any other woman… ever, ever!... My happiness was so great, I cried. And I fell at her feet, crying… and I kissed her feet… her little feet…. crying. And she cried also… the angel cried!...'
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Title: Jane Eyre
Artist: Spike [The Rockaway]
In "Tengu," a paperback copy of "Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte plays a recurring role in bringing Ariana and Kirin. Here we have Ariana as Jane, Kirin as brooding Mr. Rochester, and his ex-mate as the insane Mrs. Rochester.
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Title: Off The Deep End
Artist: Lioness-gargress [DeviantArt Gallery]
U know in (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen) Dr. Jackal could speak to his counter part Hide in his reflection. Well same hear Demona’s in control and out of her mind. Dominique is pleading for her to stop the
insanity. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde within by - Robert Louis Stevenson
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Title: The Invisible Gargoyle
Artist: kessalia
Based on sci-fi classic The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells. See? There he is, flying above Manhattan! See?

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