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Scary Stories 1 by Cheetana Scary Stories 1 by Cheetana
For my art project at school I am looking at the artwork of Stephen Gammell in 'Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark'.

This is a bad rendition of a ghost in one of the stories. I'm not used to this medium so it cam eou tkind of lame, though I've managed to scare a bunch of people with it! :XD:

Charcoal on A3 paper
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werewolfqueen7 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I it, and the books. I have/read all three!
BatmanLorna Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
XD I love the photo and I also Love those books I read all three
Enlightenup23 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice. I love these books. The art was the best part. I'm going as here for Halloween this year. Also mixing with the girl from "The Girl Who Stood on the Grave" story.
FrozenSymmetry Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen that picture in that story! That's actually pretty good! And I can tell you that, I've read the book so many times and i open to that page unexpectantly and scream- just because I'm that much of a coward :p
MegCurtis Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I was little, I would look at that page in the book, and be like "man, wouldn't it be REALLY scary if that thing came into your room while you were sleeping?"
poop87 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
GrimFate1 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
ummm it scares meeeeeeee!!!!!
samie09678910 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to love this book! i have all of them!
auster26 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The weird part? This book is right behind me right now. O.O

Also, great job! :D It looks a lot like the one in the book.
BloodValkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Although the original picture is much more frightening, this image is good in its own right, rather nice.
avilon1232 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
i remember when i used to read those books and this picture used to scare the shit outta me when i was in 3rd grade lol
Cheetana Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
Heh heh, good times :XD:
avilon1232 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
haha yeah, My third grade teacher used to read us these stories and everytime there was a scary part she'd jump out at us and scare everyone in the whole class! lol
Cheetana Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Eep! (I once terrified my younger brothers into falling of the bed whilst reading 'The Big Toe' and screaming at the end! XD)
Smiley-Face-123 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist
These books were wonderful! Always scared me!

And this is a REALLY good rendition of the actual picture :D
BombCards Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ya I remember reading this. The lady's futer husband murderd her and buried in the basement of a house(or something like that). Nobody wanted to stay in the house. One man decided to stay the night. She came out of the basement and told the man the story. She then told the man to find her killer by using a finger from her left hand. The killer was the found out during one sunday in church and got arrested. The man decided to go to the house again. He then heard the dead womans voice saying her treasure was under the portch. Happy Ending(I think).
Loveless427 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Wow I used to read those books all the time, this looks like the bride who locked herself in the chest on her wedding day but I could be wrong :P.
Genjibunbun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, talk about bringing my elementary school days back to the surface! I was so scared of the pictures in the 'Scary stories' book. This picture in particular has a funny memory attached to it. I was so scared of this picture, I actually teared it out of the book and flushed it...too bad it was a library book. :XD:

You did a great job! I could immediately tell what it was from. :D
chuckylover Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Student Interface Designer
I loved reading thoes! I have the set, I need to read them, also i loved the artwork, so awesome! But this is awesome! *faves*
emilio1234567 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I loved these books! The pictures used to freak me out, and THIS one was the on that scared me the most :lol:

Awesome job! :hug:
shoppergurl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
I loved those books! ^^ Hm, I also had one book I still want to buy, someday. It was True ghost stories. There was one story about a boy's best friend that had been knocked unconsious and everyone thought he died. He was buried alive, before the doctors could revive him. And the other boy was haunted by the spirit of his friend. Whenever they opened the dead child's grave, the child's body looked like it had been trying to escape from his casket, but he died of exhaustion.I guess that's why I have a huge fear of being buried alive or, in my glasses. >_O And, there were some other awesome, scary stories.
nyanyagirl Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG I remember reading these when I was little. It was back when I wanted to be a paranoral investigator. :blushes: Anyways, you did an excellent job on the drawing. =)
Darkness-inside-me Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
This looks so cool. :)
KaylaManson13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   Photographer
i rememeber reading those books when i was younger, i loved them!
WrenEyes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student General Artist
Woah, that's really cool o: Very creepy >w< I love those 'Stories To Tell In The Dark' things owo You did a great job with this! x3
Cheetana Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
Thanks! =D Yeah, I love those books.
WrenEyes Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Student General Artist
No problem x3 Before I even read the artist comments the picture brought the stories to mind right away XD
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