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Oh Clistoffer by monotogne Oh Clistoffer by monotogne
Christopher and 'the silly ladies' from The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones.

I'm finding it impossible to open a book lately for some reason, which means very few book-related drawings from me. However, I saw *WingedLioness' Chrestomanci fanart, [link] and was instantly inspired to do my own. ^^


On tumblr: [link]
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:iconstarmasayume:
StarMasayume Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Love it! I adore little Christopher and this is a great scene. 
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FENIXRECKONING Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome DrawingĦĦĦĦ but even so is sad to remember the question that will never be asked again

what made you a Clistopher?
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JuanMilagro Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Because I love the works of Diana Wynne Jones and was especially fond of this scene, I am adding this to my favourites folder.
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MimiJones Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you mind if I use this in a youtube video?
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
nope, go ahead
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Ishtarstar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
This is fantastic! I never would have thought to have drawn Christopher and the silly ladies. I love his expression and the way each one of them are slightly different
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Credit goes to ~WingedLioness for the inspiration. Thank you!
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rakesharul Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Really awesome drawing! The feeling of the "silly ladies" laughing at poor Christopher and asking him why is he a "Clistoffer" really comes through!
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Kaptin-Kudzu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Oh, I like this!! I love how you drew the silly ladies XD
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AnneCat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent illustration! I love how the silly ladies look very beautiful and very fishy and very dangerous, all at once. They always struck me as a little bit "hyena-like," what with all their giggling fits, and that pearls-carved-to-look-like-tiny-skulls necklace seems rather a savage jewelry choice. I also love that they all look different from one another, and the way their hair goes tendrily in the water. This looks so good and so finished, like something you could just open up a book and see. Oh, I like the gauzy/transparent fins, too!

...poor silly ladies. :(
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks very much! Hyena-like sounds like the perfect description. And yes, poor them >.>
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rainbowyarn Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011
This is adorable! Works very well with the imagery from the book. =D
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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DarklyWhite Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Haha, cute.
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minutia-r Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
Nice!

And yet . . . these silly ladies are a bit sinister. I don't blame Christopher for looking alarmed.
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Ahaha, thanks!
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Peachkid4 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
i always loved that part :D
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
I've since found that part quite saddening actually T.T
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Peachkid4 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
man, i need to reread that...why does it bring you sadness?
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist
Well, knowing what happens to them later in the book... The whole getting butchered to be smuggled across the worlds thing >.>
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Peachkid4 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
oh yeah...my mind conveniently left that very sad fact out of my memories of that book....and now i'm sad :(
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Mirrankei Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable! I love Clitoffer and the silly ladies. <3
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Thanks!
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AngelAndChangeling Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just lovely! Chrestomanci needs more amazing art like this!
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you! And yes, more Chrestomanci art please...
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AngelAndChangeling Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, maybe someday...
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AmyVarens Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
:heart:
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monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
<3
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
this is so cute!
Oh my god! I just realized my name was in your comment! I feel so honored that you drew this because you saw mine. I really really love how you drew the mermaids.
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monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist
Just giving credit where credit is due ;) Thank you!
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:hug:
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
lol.
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:iconmonotogne:
monotogne Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist
You are my very first commenter and all you've got to say is lol?! XD Thanks for the fave~
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D0minatus Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
De rien.
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