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Lillian Gracey Disneys Haunted Mansion by pat-mcmichael Lillian Gracey Disneys Haunted Mansion by pat-mcmichael
Lillian Gracey...through some research, I discovered her name!
This is one of those stretching portraits you see at the entrance to the Haunted Mansion attraction at Disney World, Florida.
This particular portrait always had my attention mainly because of her expression of total sadness and detached emotion, yet still looking lovely at the same time!
This is a smaller drawing than I usually do.....this is 8" x 10" (20 x 25cm) and it doesn't show the complete scene.....In the Disney portrait, she is walking a tightrope above a snapping alligator.
2B & H Pencils - approx 5 hours to complete
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ScroogeMacDuck Featured By Owner May 28, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Lillian Gracey was just a fan-made name (which had also been attributed to Miss April-December, by the way). Disney's official game "The Ghost Post" says she's actually named Sally Slater.
QueenIchigoHatsune Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Writer
A nice picture. I've noticed something; maybe she's related in some way to them. Perhaps she is a daughter to the Gracey family. Apologies, it's just that I'm making my own version of the family using various versions of The Haunted Mansion (including the 2003 movie. sorry, but it's ok imo, and Jennifer Tilly makes an excellent Madame Leota). I couldn't decide a name for the sea captain character, but Gilbert seemed to work imo, and it was either that or Montague (if I chose Montague I would've made a :nod: to "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder").

Edward Gracey and Elizabeth Henshaw
Gilbert Gracey--eldest son, sea captain betrothed to Emily Ravenscroft O'Hara (based on Nuptial Doom: the story of the Haunted Mansion Bride in the Attic)
Lillian Gracey--middle child, circus performer
Constance "Hatchaway" Gracey--youngest daughter, good with an axe, black widow bride (based on current version of the DW and DL ride)

Emily Ravenscroft O'Hara--a nobleman's daughter famed for her beauty, betrothed to Gilbert (see comment near Gilbert, guess the :nod: I made for her last name. Here's a hint: both of those people with these last names did voice work for the ride; one for the original, the other for a Halloween-Christmas overlay in DL and TDL)

Henry and Martha Ravenswood--Uncle and aunt to the Gracey family 
Melanie Ravenswood--niece to the Gracey family, betrothed to Jake Evans (based on Phantom Manor)

Jake Evans--betrothed to Melanie, murdered by a Phantom

What do you think? I gave Emily and Jake separate lines because they weren't married into the families before their deaths.
AQUARules Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
TheWhiteMaiden Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a gorgeous drawing. I question the validity of the backstory, though... I've never heard these names or stories confirmed for these characters. It sounds like someone's fanfiction to me.
LDFranklin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013   Photographer
yamihoole Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is amazing! I love how you did the hair!
ScaryCatish Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! :D
TheClawofdoom Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
HinaValliere Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lillian Grace is my real name :)
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Awesome Job!!!
DrPhilWoodchip Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Woah really cool! I love the way you drew this. I knew the guy that talks to you on the ride name was Master Gracey. I didn't think the people in the portraits had names too!
TheMegalomanicMoose Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Really beautiful!
Great job :clap:
Goldilocks92 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgious! I wish I had skills like you! :)
DriftingBalloon Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are very good at shading! Do you like to use only black and white, or do you sometimes do colour? wow, you are really, REALLY good. Well done!
yamihoole Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude! Epic! I bow to yer skill! And only 5 hours! I love all the detail and shading
Kataang15Love Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FancyPancy Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student
I thought I knew this girl. :) Awesome work! The first time I saw her in the Haunted Mansion it creeped me out a bit. I think maybe because she looked so emotionless. Nice work!
Zindy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cute work, I like her expression.
pat-mcmichael Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You Zindy, I'm glad she
caught your eye!
loganthenotlovely Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
Kyoko-nii Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I love this! I would have had no idea that she was a Gracey.
Leemeeri Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010   Artisan Crafter
The painting is also at the Disneyland in Anaheim. I love the paintings in the house, and I love your drawing of it!
chostopher Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Her painting was always my favorite! Love it, great job!
LovelyDani2011 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
amazing!!!!!!!!! wow, can you do allison harvard, that would be very interesting to see
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
selia-fairy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
you are soo youre work:X::X:X
Lyvani Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
love the dress, the umbrella, the eyes...etc.
:D good work!
LumpyGravy Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know who it is but it does loook great!
lowkey704 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
nomorefaith Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
Wonderful work
todd18 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
damn this is just gorgeous in every way. Damn man. I applaud thee.
ultimateduofan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
lol the ballerina over the crocodiles
MadameGracey Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
I adore this!
pat-mcmichael Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You...Glad you like this drawing!
MadameGracey Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
Of course! I also love your style. Keep up what you're doing!
LJemima Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Really nice work! I am starting to really develop an extreme liking for the Haunted Mansion. I'm tempted to do some art of my own.

Also, where did you find that her name is Lillian Gracey?! Gracey is the name of the supposed 'owner' of the Haunted Mansion, and is also most likely the ghost host. The two brides that have lived in the attic are rumored to be his, particularly "Emily", the first bride. Is this Lillian Gracey another wife of his? Or his daughter??! She does look quite young. :)

Anyways, a few more comments about your work. The shading is amazing, and the time spent on detail really shows. Her expression has been captured perfectly! :D
Adne Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
actually, this is his first wife, the second one is Emily and the new bride with the hatchet is his aunt, who got wealthy trough killing 4 men until she died (cause yet unknown). your right about the ghost host though, he is mostly known as Master Gracy and is the one who brought the woman in the glass globe on the ceance table ( Madame Leota) into the mansion.
Terrauh Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it! My favorite Mansion portrait! I have one of my own hanging in my house that I've been meaning to update with a new version, you did an excellent job!
SpookvdOpera Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What a masterpiece, the details are amazing! :D
Captain-Halfbeard Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! I'm impressed with how much detail you brought to her face.
shamankid Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is a beautiful and very detailed redition of the Lillian. I might say its even better than the original? :D
Evanescenceheart Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recognized her right away! Except from Disneyland, CA. :P Really cool! I have been on that ride like 4 times in the last month lol
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
Beatiful work on her
lexielovesyou35 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow thats amazing i love it!
InnsmouthFishwife Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply amazing work, and love the detail and expression invested in this...stunning final product. Plus, the Mansion is awesome, so, love it!

With your permission, I would love to include a link/shortcut to this piece in my dA Haunted Mansion group's gallery. You would receive full credit of course and all clicks lead back to your page, we just have a "sample" visible to our guests. Thank you very much for sharing this, and for your consideration!
pat-mcmichael Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank You...and SURE, Why Not...You can post a link!!! Thanks for the nice comments!
InnsmouthFishwife Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, and thank you! There should be a request form to "accept" somewhere on your end... :skullbones:
Malice-Ghoststar Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
well its the first part you see really, same at Disneyland favorite ride by far (i have the grandfather clock featured in the ride tattooed on my back)

this is wonderful!
whizzywhizzer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
hey beautiful work Pat, great stuff mate
Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lovely !!
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