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M. L. Mehlhorn

"The Trickster 2" by M. L. Mehlhorn

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This and the other two trickster pictures were for a class assignment, illustrating a poem I wrote several years ago. Ballpoint pen sketches for the figures, background and colouring in photoshop.
Silent and still stood the listening ghost.
Of his past deeds the trickster did boast.
When this business was finished, there began wordplay
in which prodigious talent they both did display.
Then each told of of tricks they had played in the past
and found each list equally vast.
There ensued many a contest
`til both were exhausted from the night's long jest.
So tired, they sat, the two side by side
and then in the trickster the ghost did confide.
Once it had been a young man who sought thrill
who happened one night on the ghost of Hob hill.
Their contest, as this one, had gone through the night,
and as now they'd sat, exhausted by morn's light.

21 Jun 200045 Karah Valdez
Methinks this is my favourite of the three in the story, including this part of the poem--it's an interesting story, the air of a classic tale. You handled colour and shadow nicely; love the fellow's pose and expression, and the contrast of the tree over the brightening sky. (I still love that tree!)
7 Aug 200045 Dylan K. Meconis
Heeheehee...it's a lovely pic, and my favorite part is the ghost trickster's expression...heeHEE! (psst...go Clopin! And Frollo! Oh, sorry...couldn't help myself) That night sky is pretty nicely done, too...woo!
24 Oct 200345 Kocho
I was just wondering if a certain Gypsy may have been in the back of your mind? I love the drawing and the poem!
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'The Trickster 2':
 • Created by: :-) M. L. Mehlhorn
 • Copyright: ©M. L. Mehlhorn. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Atmosphere, Ballad, Computer, Ghost, Legend, Light, Mood, Moonlight, Night, Poem, Rogue, Scenery, Series, Spirit, Stories, Story, Supernatural, Tale, Tricks, Trickster
 • Categories: Dream Imagery, Fights, Duels, Battles, Ghosts, Ghouls, Aparitions, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic, Man, Men
 • Techniques: Ballpoint Pen, Computer-coloured Picture, Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Views: 1141
 • Resolution: 500x700

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