Fan Art Up! (24) – Edgar Allen Poe’s Lenore

September 25, 2014 Art it Up! 32

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Fan Art Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Fan Art and doodles inspired by entertainment media, whether it’s Books, Movies, Anime, Comics, etc. Or even your random self inspired art! Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art was inspired by

LENORE by Edgar Allen Poe (doll by my sister Richelle)

I don’t know about you guys but I’ve always loved the works of Edgar Allen Poe. From Fall of the House of Usher to Lenore – his haunting works have stayed with me all these years. Obviously my sister loves him and one of her favorite peices by him is LENORE. So she created this doll inspired by his Lenore. And she’s for sale in my sister’s ETSY SHOP




I’ve been drawing quite a few of these girls and this is one of my favorites so far. I will likely turn a version of her into a yarn painting – though it’ll be hard to get that cat and tail that’s wrapped around her neck quite right. But I’m sure I’ll give it a try. If I don’t then it’ll end up a water color painting instead. =)

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This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!

And for those of you that think I’m so crafty – you might get a kick out of knowing I just spent and wasted over an HOUR trying to teach myself (via youtube videos as such is my way of learning things) how to KNIT and PURL on double pointed knitting needles in the round.  It was MADNESS – it was aggravating – its not intuitive and you get the yarn all twisty and jacked up and its NOT easy to back up and just try again oh noooooo mother ffffing fricka frack – you just have to start over. YOu can bet your sweet arse I was cussing up a storm and wanting to throw stuff. Now…I need a cookie. I need to figure this out because the doll pattern I’m making calls for this knitted mini sweater and yeah she’d be naked without it….I hate knitting.

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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32 Responses to “Fan Art Up! (24) – Edgar Allen Poe’s Lenore”

    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Thanks Tammy – I agree she is so lovely.

      My problem with the Etsy shop is having to figure out taxes and what to charge for shipping (and actually shipping the items) also I think even if you have an Etsy shop that you have to like get a sellers license? But I’m not sure – it requires some research that I’m currently too lazy to do. But I have tons of ideas for things I could try to sell!
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Yeah same here – I have an Etsy shop that I’ve never put anything in – mostly because I’d have to figure out what to charge for shipping and then also I’d have to figure out the whole seller’s license crap and what kind of license I’d need to actually legally sell things online – and I’m lazy to do that. That’s not “fun” making stuff yes, calculating shipping, shipping and researching a business/selling license = not fun.

      It’s ok I didn’t have much motivation this week either – hence why my sister’s doll is the main feature and mine is only a random doodle lol.
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  1. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    The doll is beautiful! But I could never really have that in my house, I am too creeped out by dolls with large eyes. I can’t even stand those kind of dolls that open/close their eyes when you pick them up and put them down! Needless to say, I didn’t like dolls growing up, and my daughter doesn’t get to have any either 😛
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  2. lynnsbooks

    The doll is great – I’m probably a bit with you – I wouldn’t have it in my bedroom (I guess that’s what happens when you read so much speculative fiction!
    Your sketch is great – will be nice to see whether you go for yarn or water colour – I really like your water colours.
    Lynn 😀
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Yeah I never realized til today that I’ve never even thought about sticking them in my room even though I have a book shelf in there with space. I guess I just like them all in my craftroom to stare at me all day.

      I’m so glad you like the water colors! I definitely need to do more of them. I just bought a bigger paper slicer so I can slice my watercolor paper up easier and start doing them again.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      You will be glad to know that I edited that frustration part INTO the post and have since (during my lunch today) finally figured the blasted problem out! I wasn’t moving the yarn from the front to back and back to front properly in-between switching from purl to knit and knit to purl.

      This tiny little doll sweater is so going to get it’s butt kicked by me.

      Do you knit or crochet?
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        • Tabitha (Pabkins)

          Haha knitting is completely different from Crochet. Knitting typically uses two needles (but if you want to knit ROUND things with holes in them, like socks and sweaters and hats – you need to knit in the round which requires either these crazy circular needles OR 3 – 5 double pointed (sided) needles – this pattern needed the 4 DPNs and the 5th one to work with….so yeah a pain in my ass)

          Thankfully my blessed and lovely CROCHET is simple and requires but only ONE HOOK! (of varying sizes depending on how big your yarn and project. just ONE HOOK!

          Hence yes knitting can be crazy – but now that I figured it out – not too bad at all haha. Wait til I show you this tiny sweater LOL.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      haha thanks – no worries, I figured out the part that was stumping me – now I’m trying to figure out the next part of the pattern that is stumping me. These things were not written for beginniners to knitting. Which is funny it is for a CROCHET doll pattern but her clothes are KNITTED – go figure.
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  3. fishgirl182 @ nite lite

    Beautiful doll! I love her outfit, too. Those ribbons on her legs are perfect.

    I wish I lived near you cause I would totally teach you how to knit in the round. It’s not so bad once you get used to it. Have you tried a circular needle? That might help. DPN can be fiddly if you are not used to them.

    • Tabitha (Not Yet Read)

      It would be so nice to have friends best me who crochet and knit. I know how to crochet better then knit obviously. But after much frustration I finally figured it out. I want moving the yarn forward and backward properly when changing from knit 2 to purl 2. Now I have commonly different problem if figuring out how to “waste yarn” so I can pick then back up later tip work the sleeves. Completely stumped. It’s a mini sweater for a doll. Arghh
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