Edward Gorey was an American writer and artist well known for his illustrated books. He created unique characters, who often appear strange and unusual in unsettling atmospheres, usually set in the Victorian era.
When studying an artist I always begin by doing a copy of their work to get a feel for the way they use line and how they apply their media. I am in awe of Edward Gorey's attention to detail and the way that each of his characters have an indistinct personality. His work is very stylized which makes it easy to recreate, but difficult to add an individualistic spin on which I have tried to do by drawing myself in his style. I wish I had been more adventurous within my own depiction by adding more background details, as I think it would have really challenged my use of a dip pen and ink. However, I learnt a lot in terms of adding detail to clothing and the way that line can be used to create different textures to represent a certain type of material.