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Mistress Mary Quite Contrary by AbigailLarson Mistress Mary Quite Contrary by AbigailLarson
Based on the delightful classic, "The Secret Garden" by Frances Hodgson Burnett ^_^

Graphite and digital media.
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BrownEyedBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
With your permission, I'd like to use this picture for an audio version of the story I am posting online.
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gothicbelfry23 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I have always loved that movie and my sister read the book with me when i was younger. Your art is absolutely fantastic :)
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snoopcat99 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognized her immediately!  The Secret Garden was my favourite childhood book and one that still haunts me.  I will never cease to hope that a mysterious locked garden waits to be awakened in my future.
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NoxNoctisEstNostri Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Definitely my absolute favorite... I may be biased because of how much i loved the movie though. But this is extraordinary.
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carynne0 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Your art makes me want to read books like those. Alas, I cannot for I am busy with my studies. Perhaps in the summer, after I have finished my drawings.
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Student Writer
One of my favorite books! I love how you drew Mary. You did her face perfictly in my opinion!
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Mockingbrook Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010
Really wonderful -I know the rhyme way too well myself, and I think you've captured her ire beautifully!
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x-frenchy-x Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
this is amazing :heart: i love your whole gallery :)
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roby-boh Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Professional
I love that story! Very nice art
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dreams-king Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
Now I want to read the book. Excellent lineart, I like that it has a shaky feeling to it. Its a beautiful yet somewhat mysterious air to it because of the lineart. Magnificent job, continue the awesome work.
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squanderling Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
You portrayed her perfectly!
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2ndgatewaytonowhere Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student General Artist
I loved that book! You did a great job on her. :heart:
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emilyhann Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i would kill for those boots
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AudreyBenjaminsen Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
The secret garden is fantastic! Especially the play version... there is a song in the play calle "Lily's Eyes"... I't always reminds me of Harry Potter.... ANYWAYS ...Lovely work! The rough and thorny roses capture Mary's essence very well.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I had heard about a musical version, and wondered if it was any good - I'm so partial to the book and movie XP Glad you like it!
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DarthxErik Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the crate. Got one like that at the goodwill and I just love those things. :D Wonderful job, as always!
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
fantastic
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SilverSoulmate Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
Wonderful picture... Your style is just amazing!
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Bells-Art Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
your style is really interesting, very beautiful! :D
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Meagan-93 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
I Love the secret garden..:) and this picture to!
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carcus613 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
i also like this.
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Zaraphena Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
OMGS WIN! I LOVE this book *is currently reading it....for the millionth time* XDD :+fav:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love her boots!
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SerinaTrunstall Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
everytime i read that book i criedT^T
and this just reminided me of that
its soooooo beautifully drawn it makes me want to read it again~
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Hito76 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
I'm surprised to see Cinderella have more fav* than this one.
The framing, the colors, the mood of this drawing is far superior.

(sorry for my english ^^ I hope you understand me)
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Merci ^_^

Coming from you, that is a wonderful compliment!
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Hito76 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
You're welcome and thank you! I really love your work :)
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dear - and I love your work as well! ^_^
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Hito76 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
:hug:
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alikat-young Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
It looks marvelous!
Would you ever consider drawing your own interpretation of the garden in question? Dead or teeming with life, either would be great. I think you'd do a fantastic job, even if it would take a long time to do all the detail.
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SteamPunk-Anime Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
I love this, I love the Secret Garden, such a cute book.
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yokesonyou Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
LOVE this story! i think you captured mary perfectly :)
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casebasket Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
Hey, have you read the "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" reworking of Jane Austin's original? It's not like it's the greatest, what should I call it, re-work or anything, but it is fun. I would love to see what you thought of that! Anyways, I love the piece -- as always!
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DiamondSkies88 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i love how all of your drawings are beautifully grim...
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PetiteCreation Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010   Artisan Crafter
yayyy new workss ~
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LibraryChild Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
i love this book. the first book i could read by myself. and this picture is amazing!
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SaharaDezert Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love her, I want her shoes!!!!!
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RADification Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
you're drawing has just the sort of feeling i got reading the story, it's beautifully done, and i particularly like the rosy border
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Mae-Starling Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i love her shoes
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Mistress-Morbid Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
I just love how you draw noses...that's a really random compliment, I know. xD Your noses add so much character though.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's funny you comment on that, because when I was learning to draw the figure, the nose is something I struggled most with. Once I figured out how to get them just the way I wanted, they quickly became my favorite facial feature to draw!
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rosecoloredhalo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student
absolutely lovely. the roses and capelet are especially excellent ^^
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arna Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, as always! :)
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NightPhoenixChan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful piece! And it's based on one of my favorite books! :dance:

:+fav:!
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TheDarkRook Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is amazing :D
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koukon17 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
ah, I loved that book. :iconblushplz:
this is a perfect companion to it as well
I love all the little details, great work!!
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damnitsasha Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010
You just keep illustrating from books I love! You have great taste!
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LenoreEarwen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I dont have words to say how your word is wonderful! =D
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LenoreEarwen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
*work, sorry ^^
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, dear Lord! What (or whom!) has she locked in that trunk?!?:paranoid:
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