So this is my first entry for Lemony Snicket’s All The Wrong Questions fan art competition … I decided to create what appears to be a file on Stain’d-By-The-Sea, made up of photos of most of the main inhabitants of that sad and fading town, along with a few curious items. The bottom right hand corner is burned away, revealing the inside of the file. I used waterproof pen and watercolours and decided to paint the photos in sepia tones because I think it matches the books. I’ve had so, so much fun creating this, and I’m already working on some more pieces of art for this competition, as these books are so inspiring and thought-provoking.
All the photos are labelled, but in case it’s difficult to read them, these are the people/objects in the photos:
Top row, left to right: Mr. Lemony Snicket, Miss Moxie Mallahan, Miss Ellington Feint, Mr. Bouvard Bellerophon “Pip”, Mr. Pecuchet Bellerophon “Squeak” *
Second row, left to right: Mr. Dashiell Qwerty, Miss Cleo Knight, Mr. Jake Hix, S. Theodora Markson, Mr. Prosper Lost
Third row, left to right: Officer Harvey Mitchum, Officer Mimi Mitchum, Mr. Stew Mitchum, File Cabinet **, Nurse Dander
Fourth Row, left to right: Ms. Polly Partial,
Mrs. Murphy Sallis Dame Sally Murphy, Mr. Mallahan, Dr. Flammarion, One of the last octopi
Fifth row, left to right: Misses Zada and Zora, Mr. and Mrs. Knight, Black Cat Coffee bag, The Bombinating Beast, (?)Hangfire(?)
* You may notice that I’ve labelled Bouvard as Pip and Pecuchet as Squeak, which contradicts what most people online seem to think — everyone seems to think it’s the other way around — but I’ve always thought it was this way round, and I read their descriptions and introductions very, very carefully, several times over, got a second opinion and concluded that I was right. If you disagree, please feel free to send me a message and I’ll give quotes to back myself up.
** The file cabinet is from When Did You See Her Last?, when it’s used by the Officers Mitchum.