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For Mr. Pratchett by JesIdres For Mr. Pratchett by JesIdres
Today I go to the signing for Thud at Harvard Square. I decided I wanted to give him a picture- I abuse his characters enough, I feel I owe him. I'm horribly nervous- this isn't my best work, but I tried. The quote is my all favorite line in Thud; but no worries, it's not spoilerific. Just confirming a little bit we've all known. So don't worry, you non-US folks.

I took 4 hours on the line work/idea, 4-5 hours for coloring. Pilot fineliner, TRIA, Prismacolor, watercolor pencils and one copic marker (I was desperate for browns- stupid uniforms!)

I have to say if I get my knackers up, I am going to ask if there are puppies in Carrot and Angua's future. But I doubt I'll have the courage....


EDIT!: HE SAID YEEEEEEEEEES! YESYESEYESYES!!!!!

And I did give it to him! And he liked it! He's putting it on his Fridge. :faint:



Discworld, Carrot Ironfoundersson, Angua von Uberwald (C) PTerry

I'll be check all day DeviantArt, so give me your opinions- I can edit while waitin'!
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Arrext Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015
Oh that is so awesome! Congratulations, i'll bet you were beaming! AND HE SAID YES!!! AHDYJMFDIFN!!!
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
I was truly blessed.
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Arrext Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Although now that i think about it, him saying yes to there being puppies in their future could mean puppies of an entirely different sort, knowing his writing...
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
No, he knew what I meant, and was rather explicit in the answer- whether we'll see it in the books themselves is unknown, though.  This was the last tour before he was diagnosed.
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Now you've done it *flops down on bed, consumed in lovesickness, in a supine spreadeagle position, and coughs blood all over my white damask drapes*
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ppanek Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done, and I'm so glad you got to meet Sir Terry and give this to him.
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ppanek Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot on your plate, so I understand that you can't commit to anything at this time. 

I was hoping to get some DW character standees made for the exhibit, and in my opinion your DW character depictions are among the best I've seen. They're well-done, artistic, believable, and instantly recognizable as the characters from the books. I also appreciate that they are your original work.

Unfortunately I don't have any budget, so I can't convince you to take it on as a commission, although I wish I could.

If you change your mind, or if you just want more information about the event or the exhibit, feel free to contact me. Best of luck to you with your studies and certification!
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was too.  I've met him twice since, still as amusing and witty as he was.
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ppanek Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There will be a Great Discworld Gathering of fans at next year's WorldCon in Spokane, WA (called "Sasquan") in August 2015 (for Discworld Gathering announcement see it-bodes.blogspot.com/; for Sasquan see www.sasquan.org).

Is there any chance that you would be attending Sasquan or be willing to do some artwork for it? I'm putting together ideas for a Discworld exhibit there and would love to talk with you about it.


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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional General Artist
I, unfortunately, will be hip deep in getting dual certified in special and general education at that point, and so I don't know what my time will be allotted.  While it sounds lovely, I can't commit to such a large project at the moment.
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ppanek Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot on your plate, so I understand that you can't commit to anything at this time. 

I was hoping to get some DW character standees made for the exhibit, and in my opinion your DW character depictions are among the best I've seen. They're well-done, artistic, believable, and instantly recognizable as the characters from the books. I also appreciate that they are your original work.

Unfortunately I don't have any budget, so I can't convince you to take it on as a commission, although I wish I could.

If you change your mind, or if you just want more information about the event or the exhibit, feel free to contact me. Best of luck to you with your studies and certification!
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Writer
Your edit in the description made this the best thing ever; and you did a fabulous job with the drawing, this is exactly how I picture them! I love that Carrot is just completely too big for his clothes, and Angua's so wonderfully self-conscious.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Pandaren-Chaplain Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconclapplz:
   I wonder what i I could draw Watchmen with mine clumsy hands and rude style...
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
Practice, play with them, and I bet you can.
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felixdahousecatz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I love this picture - I'm just re-reading men at arms at the moment when they first meet and this picture matches my imagination of them more than any others I've seen. Also so cool you gave it to TP :)
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hey, did he say they would have children?
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not for certain, but he implied it. This, however, was before his diagnosis.
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kendragon2 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Huge Discworld fan here and I think this is awesome.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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Kraut007 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
The City Watchs finest.
I like it, especially the uniforms.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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SgtAngua Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your artwork, and I'm really jealous that you got to meet Mr. Pratchett himself!
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Still one of the greatest moments of my life.
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starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great picture!
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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BenRG Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
One of the things that stands out about Carrot and Angua is how amazingly normal they are, despite their extraordinary backgrounds, world, environment and, possibly, destinies.

This is going on my faves list as it manages to show the characters as read them without exaggeration or fan interpretation of anything.

Oh, and the news from Patrician Pratchett is good too! :excited:
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Messerfly Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
PUPPIES!? YOU MET TERRY PRATCHETT?! HE SAID PUPPIES!? HE PUT IT ON HIS FRIDGE?!
Sorry for the caps lock abuse, but if I met you in real life and you said that I would certainly be shouting with envy.
Jealous...
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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brianct1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
someone wittily pointe out why Angyua love Carrot:

Re: Woodclaw's - WH 40K: Gaunt; Discworld: Carrot, Angua
by catsi563 Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:46 pm

I know im going to hell for saying this but what the heck.

So because she loves Carrot shes a vegetarian?
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brianct1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Just finished reading Fifth Elephant after polishing off Men at Arms Feet of Clay and Jingo ...quite remarkable books, and the backbone of Discworld for me. Some thoughts:
I didnt think id enjoy Men at Arms as much as i did, as the Angua-Carrot love story came out of nowhere.Also the tone was different to the earlier novels: the humor and parody are still there, but Carrot in climax is a very different character, where the personal 'loss' suddenly adds a depth not seen in Guards Guards!
That the relationship has been continued so long suggests its not just another parody of fantasy liasons...esp as its treated with an unexpected depth of feeling and sincerity.For anyone who reads it it strikes a deep chord. For books by a master of parody, Angua is never treated as an object of parody, nor is the relationship.In Men at Arms, While Sam and Sybil get married...its in the background...while our attention in the foreground is with Carrots apparent loss at Anguas 'death'...moments before she walks into his room alive....
Prachett books can be divded into Angua and post and Angua. Angua is a dividing line.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Interesting thought.
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brianct1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
very nice...esp about the pups!
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Aeidhryn Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
YAY!
I'm so proud of you! I can only imagine how nervous you must have been.... <3

SO MUCH LOVE!
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Dead frightened, I was, but it was worth it.
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brianct1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
when did this take place, Jesidres? also just to clarify, we are going to see Carrot and Angua marry?..its what they deserve after nearly 20 or our years of their being together!(1993- 20120
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
This took place in 2007, shortly before Mr. Pratchett learned about his condition.
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Aeidhryn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
I admire your awesomeness.
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FairestEpona Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Ah I love these two!! :D welldone and awesome about giving it to him.....met him at a signing in colchester once, brilliant chap x
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! He really is brilliant.
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prisca-t Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
Uao! I love it! I love this couple and I love Discworld! You're so lucky to live in the USA, so you had the chance to meet Sir Terry Pratchett.
I'm so envious about that! Ah ah ah! Good Job! :D
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
It was such an honor. Thank you!
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caroll-in Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable!^^ As well as the rest o your Discworld stuff. ;)
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JesIdres Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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xxxThePretentiousxxx Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Carrot looks just how I imagined him...:la:
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JesIdres Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Yay!
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fanahoria Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
and will there be pupies in their future??
I,d like it, but i,m not very optimistic about that. Tehr next book "snuff" is about Vimes in his holidays
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brianct1 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Angua and Carrot both have small roles in Snuff....so they are still together...
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