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A Very Unfortunate Portrait by rose-colligan A Very Unfortunate Portrait by rose-colligan
Sunny, Violet and Klaus from the series of books A Series of Unfortunate Events.

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I think what I love most about these books besides the amazing characters is the fact that the author is concerned about and critiques the notion of under-valueing and under-estimating the mind and awareness of the child. Something I feel is very important for illustration as well. I remember as a kid I used to love freaky, wierd illustrations in books. An obvious one to come to mind was Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Children love this book, but it was initially shunned because it was deemed to frightening for them.

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oh and characters copyright Daniel Handler (and the movie studio that made the movie...man im useless haha

illustration copyright me

EDIT: WOW!!!!! a DD!!! Thankyou so much!!!!!!<3<3<3
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A Very Unfortunate Portrait by ~rose-colligan: "This is just amazing: the textures, the art work framing the characters and the characters themselves make this a lovely and tender depiction that could should be a book cover!" ( Suggested by Veronica-Art and Featured by aunjuli )
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tonightslights Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wow, this is SO amazing. Will you ever sell a print of this? :D
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mcgaelicgal Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
WONDERFUL work!!
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ApolloGize Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMGOMGOMG this is perfect! It goes along with the style of the books, but you gave it a personal touch, I love it :)
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
aw thanks love :)
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minime41191 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
This is incredible!
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
:) thankyou
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KatTheKillerOfSouls Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
I read the entire series as a little kid only to be disappointed by the last book...I'm sorry, but that ending just infuriated me. But the over all story was awesome.

I absolutely love this by the way. The whole steam punk kind of feel with the border is very cool and the color choices just add to the whole effect. I can tell just from this one picture that you have a lot of talent my friend. :)
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Passin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Superb work
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cutelittlepanda8 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome!
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I'm at a loss for words, this is fantastic.
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