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Neverwhere character sketches by silentsketcher Neverwhere character sketches by silentsketcher
Just finished reading Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and I was itching to sketch the characters, especially after I took a look at the 1996 TV miniseries which was, frankly, rather disappointing. So this is more or less how I would envision them.
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mewhaku Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Such nice sketches! Seems Neil Gaiman reblogged an image of this (which linked/credited you) on tumblr~ 
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DaniMoss Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE THISSS!!! YOU ARE AWESOMEEEEE!!! This is exactly how i imagine all of the characters looking save for The Marquis! He always pops up in my head as more similar to CeeLo Green :P
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Doktor-Crooked Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I love your Islington so much. Whenever I read the book now, this is how I picture all of the characters.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Glad you like him, and that it would have that kind of effect on your reading of the novel. :)
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Yosephyne Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
These are absolutely great!
I think I like Old Bailey, Richard and the Marquis best, not because you drew them better than the others but because they look exactly the way I imagined them.
Awesome job! :D
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LadyGhostDuchess Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are not the only one. When I saw the show I was like "awww, no no no, that isn't what I thought!" I really like your deceptions of the characters! They are really great!!
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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Leonca Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautifully done! =D Always interesting to see how other people interpret characters. I especially like what you did with the Marquis. I had a hard time picturing him, and thought he would look sort birdlike and almost nonhuman. =p
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010   Traditional Artist
That's what's so fun about books: characters are different for everyone. :)
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loveheals3 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2009
Wow. I really love your drawing style. You really captured Islington perfectly.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Glad you liked him. :)
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elle-fr0st Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
youve done a very fine job drawing the characters :) I especially like mr Croup and mr Vandemar
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I liked that pair in the story. :)
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elle-fr0st Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
I think they were everyones favourites! ;D even though they are the bad guys :)
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superlucky13 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student
sooo perfect
every character (minus Hunter) looks just how i pictured them :D
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. :D
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anonymouslyours Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
wow, I find this so interesting!!! I just read this novel over the summer and fell in love with it, but I pictured the characters quite differently...it's fascinating how we read the same information but our interpretations can be so different...
Croup and Vandemar were such brilliantly psychotic characters. Because they were so twisted, I pictured them...almost less human. Croup in my mind was shorter and stouter. His eyes were almost always hidden in the shadow of his hat, but his teeth were very pointy, like an exxagerated canine mouth, and they looked quite lethal and unnatural, as though they could chomp through anything. He looked like a less cartoony form of the mayor from nightmare before christmas. Vandemar in my mind was tall and thin in a creepy way with a hooked nose and slitted eyes. Door's hair was a bit longer, very dirty and scraggly, and her face was thinner and gaunter. Surprisingly, I couldn't picture Richard properly in my mind. He was so normal compared to everyone else, so I never put much thought into it haha..
anyways, brilliant depictions!
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! From the way you were going on how they appeared in your mind, I would think you ought to give it a try and draw them. :)
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Prodigious-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
DUDE! I'm JUST finishing that book!
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
Good read, isn't it? :D
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Prodigious-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's really cool! I love the Marquis de Carabas! I thought he was a jerk at first but he turned out to be awesome. Mr. Croup and Mr. Vandemar are also really intresting characters, albeit creepy.
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Xtermination Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o3o today I just now picked up this book!
^3^ by your prospective, I think I'll enjoy what the characters are like.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
I hope so. Enjoy the book! :D
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Xtermination Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^w^ thank you very much
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QuestingRaven Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent characterizations of them all :)
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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cool-slayer Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww man. Neverwhere is one of those books that I frequently picked up at the bookstore, but never ended up buying it. Is it cool? A recommendation from you would kick it up a few notches :)
Excellent work on the drawings, as always, the faces shows so much personality. I especially like Old Bailey.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! Old Bailey was my favorite to draw. Sort of had Tom Waits in mind when I sketched it. :D

But yes, I'd definitely recommend Neverwhere. That, along with American Gods (the sequel Anansi Boys was alright, but I wasn't impressed) and Good Omens. If you had to read any of the three, I would say pick up Good Omens. Probably my favorite of his works. :)
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cool-slayer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually read Anansi Boys a while ago and didn't enjoy it as much as I expected, probably because I now realize it was a sequel and I never read American Gods lol silly me and my compulsive book-buying. I definitely made a note of your recommendations, and I'll be checking them out. Good thing Christmas is around the corner so I can expect a big batch of books coming in for me - although to be fair I still have some from last year I didn't get around to read :\ The lack of time can really be a darned thing.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
Yes it can. Ah, but likewise I'm looking forward to Christmas, too. :D There's Halloween and Thanksgiving, but who really cares about those, right? *sarcastic tone* :XD: But really, Halloween should be interesting this year. My cousin's getting married that day, so that will certainly be a different way to spend it. I just wish they'd really go all out instead of having a traditional wedding. There's so much potential when it falls on Halloween to waste it. Ugh, the shame.
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cool-slayer Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An Halloween wedding does have a lot of potential! But well, it will be a different way to spend the day :) Since we don't celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving here, Christmas is pretty much the next big holiday. I mean, some people celebrate Halloween, but there's no real tradition, you know? It's just we see it everywhere and think "Hey that's pretty awesome", and then we want to emulate it, but it's just not the same. I don't really join in any festivities, except sitting down with ~Cosmic-Rocket-Man, friends, a bag of junk food and candy, and 2 or 3 horror movies to watch :lol:
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
Sounds like a pretty good way to spend Halloween night. :D
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Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Those are great. I personally liked the mini series.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks. Sorry if it sounded like I was ripping on the series. ^^;
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Nemesis12 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
You're welcome. It didn't.
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ninjaman42 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Whoa, time out. you're telling me they made a TV miniseries on this book already? I too read it, by the way it was awesome, and I thought, 'boy this would make a great movie, or at the very least an interesting TV miniseries'. Awesome sketches by the way. I need to see this thing on Youtube, if they have it that is.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Well, like I said I wasn't that impressed with it. But I've heard talk of a possible movie, so that would be exciting. Coraline was spectacular and I can only imagine what they could do with the same animation crew, or perhaps the Henson Company, who did an amazing job with MirrorMask. :D
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Violet-lavander Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
genial!!! me encata!!! ^^
muy buenos trabajos!!! :)
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Eso es muy amable de tu parte! Muchas gracias. :thanks:

I'm afraid I don't really know Spanish, but I tried to translate a thanks from English.
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Violet-lavander Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
your welcome! ^^
ok, no problem :) if you wanna write in english, you can do it ^^
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Ashika Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Professional Writer
Ooh, my fave's the Marquis. Wonderful sketch.
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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LottieDottie Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Verry nice =3 I like the emotions in the face. very nicely done
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silentsketcher Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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LottieDottie Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
No problem =3
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