I created this collage using a copyright-free photo of Charles Dickens taken in 1860. This was taken at the time that he was writing Great Expectations!
Pip tells more lies about his first visit with Miss Havisham to his sister, Mrs Joe, and Uncle Pumblechook. (I love to say Pumblechook, but hate typing it!) He says that he, Miss H and Estella ate cake and drank wine in a black velvet coach which was in Miss H’s dressing room (no horses, of course). He goes on to say (lie) that there were four immense dogs eating out of a silver basket and that he played with flags (not cards). Uncle P admits that has never “clapped eyes” on Miss Havisham, only spoken with her through her slightly ajar door.
I used Photoshop, applying various brushes, textures and layering techniques to the original pic. It was fun!