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Charles Dickens

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There is a lot of people celebrating two hundred years of Charles Dickens and I also want to do a little tribute to this great English writer.

I took more than fifty books and novels by Dickens (including the most iconic like Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and A Christmas Carol) and counted the words. I spread the words over two different portraits images.

The first words in the list. oliver (868),upon (755),replied (548),bumble (399),gentleman (366),lady (359),sikes (357),dear (330),jew (325),fagin (317),sir (314),away (298),another (275),without (253),woman (229),poor (204),window (202),shall (192),heart (185),quite (181),child (177),arm (172),brownlow (167),something (166),returned (164),doctor (161),master (161),manner (160),whether (156),moment (153),observed (152),seen (150),london (149),sat (149),indeed (147),present (147),office (145),rather (145),bill (144),speak (143),expression (139)…

The illustrations represents the single word counting, but I also counted two and three words combo. If you are curious the three words combo list start with: gentleman in the white waistcoat (13),poor mercantile jack (11),waiter who ought to wait upon (8),great salt lake (7),queer small boy (7),spoken young man (7),well spoken young (7),french flemish country (6),titbull’s aims houses (6)…
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samclaymore's avatar
Truly a picture worth a thousand words, or more :). Very cool idea & thank you for sharing.
JuanOsborne's avatar
Thank you Sam for your nice comment.
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marwanmamdouh's avatar
you are a fantastic artist making an astonishing work , thank you very much
JuanOsborne's avatar
Thank you very much!, but I think of me as another freak out there ;-)
spidermanneo's avatar
That's amazing!! fantastic artwork. how did you design it?
JuanOsborne's avatar
I have my own technique and tools :-)
Thanks!
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Musicislove12's avatar
That is awsome charles dickens is my great great ancestor
zhugebeifong's avatar
... DICKENS!! This is so damn epic, man!!
TonyDennison's avatar
Beautifully designed and executed.
BonnieLeeman's avatar
wow thats amazing! Truly breath-taking
poeticocean's avatar
Amazing, truly awesome! Well done ;-)
JordanGreenhall's avatar
I'm sure you don't need to hear it, but this is amazing.
JuanOsborne's avatar
Thank you Jordan!
WOW... Amazing... Simply amazing
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