Yeah, yeah I know it's way too early for Christmas stuff, but...in my digital painting class we are illustrating the Christmas Carol which we are going to compile and put on ibooks for free! So anyone who wants a free ibook of the Christmas Carol with super awesome illustrations can have it--for FREE! Anyway, we have to do the work early so there's time for it to go through the whole process of being published. I'm not 100% sure how it works but I think it might not be ready until next Christmas...oh well, that gives you something to look forward to for an entire year. So...yes, you are welcome for making your dreams come true.
The scene I illustrated for the Christmas Carol is of the third Spirit.
The Last of The Spirits
The Phantom slowly, gravely, silently approached. When it came, Scrooge bent down upon his knee; for in the very air through which this Spirit moved it seemed to scatter gloom and mystery.
It was shrouded in a deep black garment, which concealed its head, its face, its form, and left nothing of it visible save one outstretched hand. But for this it would have been difficult to detach its figure from the night, and separate it from the darkness by which it was surrounded.
He felt that it was tall and stately when it came beside him, and that its mysterious presence filled him with a solemn dread. He knew no more, for the Spirit neither spoke nor moved.
"I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come?' said Scrooge.
The Spirit answered not, but pointed onward with its hand.
'You are about to show me shadows of the things that have not happened, but will happen in the time before us,' Scrooge pursued. 'Is that so, Spirit?'
The upper portion of the garment was contracted for an instant in its folds, as if the Spirit had inclined its head. That was the only answer he received.
So...drum roll please.....