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Gone character sketches by lorellashray Gone character sketches by lorellashray
remember those books i said i was drawing the characters from? I FINALLY GOT THEM DONE!

21 FECKIN FACES :iconimdeadplz:
but i'm really happy with how they turned out :D

These are sketches of the characters from Michael Grant's "Gone" novels (which are completely stupendous books that i recommend to everyone, especially if you like HG, x-men and lord of the flies.... because "gone" is basically a fantastical smashing together of all three :dummy:)

The books are basically about a small town called Perdido Beach and what happens when everyone over the age of 15 disappears and some of the remaining children begin developing strange abilites. If fantasy isn't your cup of tea, then i'd read these books just for the characters and relationship development. Seriously they're all so realistic and there's such a huge variety of them, and you get to see them cope with genuine teenage problems but also problems created by their situation: like lack of food, children running riot, mutated animals, you name it. they're good books i tell you. :stare:

I won't bother rambling about why i drew them all the why i did, but there are a few i need to explain. (there may be tiny spoilers, be warned!)

I tried to make the characters look more unique this time and true to the descriptions. So Dekka, Albert and Howard, i tried to make them distinctly more African-American, since i sucked at that last time. Same with Edilio, Lana, Taylor, Duck and Nerezza though i'm not too sure about how they turned out. Edilio is Honduran, Lana i imagined as almost half-native american, Taylor and Duck are Asian and i guessed Nerezza was Italian from her name. So i'd really appreciate hearing what you think on these and if you think they fit ok :D
Little Pete is Astrid's 4 year old brother and is severely autistic which is why his eyes are kind of staring off somewhere.
Drake is a psycho and one of the most twisted and downright disturbed characters i've ever seen and gets a whip for a hand at one point. which is why he just looks plain demented o-o.
Orc is a big brutish kind of guy, but an accident leaves his entire body replaced by some kind of indestructible gravel-like rock. The only "human" part left is part of his face. poor Orc.
and Hunter... god poor poor Hunter ;A;. I don't even know if he even has nerve damage but at one point he suffers a blow to the head and is left with minor damage to his brain. As a result he struggles to remember things and has problems solving sentences but i do remember somewhere saying that one side of his mouth didn't work (i might be imagining it though). That is why i'm stuck with this image of Hunter having facial nerve damage on one side of his face and having a drooping mouth and eyelids ;__; heck i feel HORRIBLE for drawing him like that but that's how i picture him, GAH Hunter *me creys* i'm a horrible human TT_TT

anyway READ THESE BOOKS! they are fantastic and so well written and they keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through.

Plus the UK covers are just plain awesome. the page edges are dipped in different colours. it's like having a set of higlighters... BUT BOOKS! :dummy:

PS i've only read up to the start of Plague, for anyone who's read them, so i have missed out a few characters, i might draw them later :)
also, no spoilers please if you can :D so people who want to read them won't have the plot ruined for them before they start.

characters (c) Michael Grant
art (c) me, please do not use without my permission.
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DrMandarine Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Just finished these books, lot of feels, I love it. This is the most accurate drawing of them I see in the entire Internet.
TheCrazyCatCow Featured By Owner Edited Jun 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg this is amazingggggggg

I can't express how much I love this
MarzKartoons Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have to say I adore your style! It's a perfect balance between realism and cartoon. Heart Love 
savvyforeverthee13 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! So much detail. Fits them perfectly!
elsadreams8 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Those are SOOO cool!
mangasketchartist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
kittyface27 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cried so much in the last book.
DayWalker62011 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student
I really want to draw like this I need help this is amazing
MTGfan67 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
This is fantastic! I especially like the take on Orc!
Laptopworm1 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I had to look at each one ten times. I couldn't take it in! It's amazing
TheLadyBadass Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I read the books, I had this picture up on my laptop the whole time! I felt like it was easier to picture everyone thanks to your beautiful drawings! Man, I wish I was that good at drawing! Could you do another one with Brittany, Sanjit, Choo, Roger, Justin, Darah etc? And if you've read BZRK, could you do one to them as well? 
MaddieRunsXC Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Plz no spoilers!! I'm only on Plague! But I Love all the faces espetially Caine cause he's so hot ;)
bearhugbooyah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You drew Dekka! Yay, my favorite character!!
I'm 100 pages into Fear... it's getting so suspenseful!!
And I love how you drew Drake. He looks so... insane. And creepy. And scary. Just like he is! XD

These are really awesome! Love love love it!!
nisaacme Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Lozinoz1986 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Omg, these drawings are PERFECT!!!! I can't stop looking at them! You drew everyone almost EXACTY how I imagined them! They are all so amazing and thank you sooo much!! <3 
FindingWhatsLost Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Eeekkk! I am such a big fan of this series, and all I have to say is AMAZING! 
X-fan1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist
they are great <3
NinaBreeze Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you drew Brianna because she looks like ME !!! Awesome job !
Alicaylor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Sadly, Taylor does not look like me : P but she does look asian. Love this pic, you're one of the only ones who's ever drawn Taylor
KunstenaarRose Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I havnt read the last one yet...but I absolutely LOVE these interpretations.
 . . . I always pictures Lana with like long, straight blond hair. . . is that Wrong??NO DONT CHANGE MEEEEEE........!!!!!!!!

but still. your drawing is amazing. I wish I could draw like you. How long did it take to draw one of these faces? Like how long, on average, does it take you to draw just one of these amazing portraits?
Deidara1BangBangBang Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
QUIN! <33 *fangirls*
mamabear10 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
I just finished the first book and it was amazing! These are great and very life like, awesome job!
NoreyDragon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
aaawww you even included Duck and Hunter, these two were such amazing characters with such an unfortunate fate D: their deaths were quite ...hard to take.
Awesome potrayals, I lift my hat in front of you!
katie-killer-sparkle Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

he drives me absolutely nuts....
414nMGS Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the gone novel. gaiaphage!!!
ScarletWolfy Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Incredible, I just finished the series and you got the characters spot on!:happybounce: 
MEClarke Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reading the books and I have to say, they are my favourite now. Absolutely love these! Fantastic! Especially Sam, Astrid, Quinn, Diana, Caine and Orc because it's exactly how I imagined them!
aximilifaolan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Writer
i love these books! the variety of the characters is really amazing. they're all so complex and it's easy to get into the story because of this. i've only read the first book, but i can't wait to start on the second!
Hannajohal Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Absolutely amazing I adore it!
musicrocks09 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Amazing artwork, you rock! :D
xxxDoortjexxx Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Oh wow, almost everything is like how i imagined them and this is so awesome and bless you.

Great drawing, really! :D
Starfern Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so wonderful. I don't even have words.
Platypus-Queen Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Filmographer
dawnflower8 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I wish Orsay and Dahra and Brittany were on here too. These are so good.
thesubwaystation Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness, i love your sketch! they look amazing
Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have commented here before, I'm sure of it, but I want to re-comment. This is fucking frickin awesome! It's just PERFECTTTTTTTTTTTT! Everyone is exactly how I imagined them all! Also, I've just realised that Nerezza looks like a mental version of Dekka :D This is fantastic. I really wanted to do something like this, so do you mind if I use this as I can't remember the like inspiration, but a bit different... :D?
FHYeah1 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This series is the best!! Good Job!
batmantribute Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
ahhh!!! I already miss these characters so much!!! I cried for 4 hours after I finished LIGHT, even though it was amazing. awesome job on the drawings!!!!
Cinderclover Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
OMG! This is just how I imagined them!
Pyrothraxus23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:+fav: this is how I imagined them too!
RealWaterbenderGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
Cool. My sister really like the Breeze, but I think you did a nice job with Diana. You really portraid (portrayed? I dont no...) them well!
clay-pumpkin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love. i love i love. vjd;vfdkvfavkldfsjkvlfadjvfd;vkflsd;vfdkl;k ok
ohhiimawkward Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, I love your drawing style. They are all how I pictured them in the book. Great job!
argonboron Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are so accurate it's ridiculous.
zudilio Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Gravitii-CS Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Damn, so similar to how I pictured them. This is so awesome! I've really been sucked into these books lately, I just started Light. Which, sadly, I think is the last book coming out for this series? I'll be sad when it comes to an end. But I plan to make fanart! //That is, if I get a bit better at drawing humans. XD//
Anywho, I really love how you did this and you are completely right! Everyone should read these books!!! X3
iza-bee Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!! Almost 100% how I pictured the characters, it's like you read my mind ^_^
raexie Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
This art is great but it pains me to see all the dead characters :'( Have you finished Light yet?
rachj007 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
omg they are so good cant wait till thursday light comes out :) but im unpreordering then buying it at a shop so i get the right cover
Paranormal900 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay. This is amazing. xD.
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