I originally posted this on my Tumblr blog [link] and thought it about time I added it to the collection of sketches I have here.
The original accompanying text was as follows:
'I guess I should really mention what inspired me to draw this, in case I’m considered morbid or something similar… the idea behind it is actually rather charming.
Back in the spring of this year, I paid a visit to the beautiful (and not so little) Highgate Cemetery (in London); rambling, ivy engulfed and historical burial grounds with a breathtaking display of Victorian monuments, now completely at one with nature. One of the main sights of the old West side is the Circle of Lebanon, a circle within a circle of family vaults, each with a little sealed door at the front with an inscription either on it or above it. At the time of viewing these, a thought passed through my mind and I turned to my travel companion (~Lupinator) and said ‘you know, this is so sad. They’re like little houses. It’s almost as if you could reach out and knock on one of the doors to see who is in and wake them from their sleep’.
Hence the ‘cold caller’ makes his solemn walk around the cemetery and with his little lamp to guide him, knocks on all the doors to let the dead know that they’re late in joining the night’s festivities…'
Crappy picture ftw. I know i submit a lot of WIP, but i like to keep you updated and i like WIP from others, so i guess you like mine. Even if you don't, i'll post them anyway .
This drawing is turning best than what i originally thought it could become. I just thought that the pose would be so hard to draw, for example. But it was one of the most simple draft i did. I don't know, it was just natural. I didn't do if like 35 times. Just two .
Hope you like how this is turning out ! Definitively finishing this before the end of the week, because i have so much fun and i want to draw a lot of others scenes .