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The 5th Elephant - Colored by JesIdres The 5th Elephant - Colored by JesIdres
Since I'm reluctant to start reading Harry Potter, I managed to finish my submission for 's contest for our own versions of our favorite discworld book.

I guess the reason I like this book so much is that once the main characters I love so much are taken out of Ankh-Morpork, their characters suddenly become so much more focused and realized. From Sam's development as political and human figure, to Carrot's humanizing and actualizing emotion. And once you go to those levels, you can't go back.

This piece took about 2-3 hours sketching wise, then 15-20 hours coloring with a Wacom tablet and Photoshop 7.

Carrot Ironfoundersson, Angua von Uberwald, Samuel Vimes, Cheery Littlebottom, Gavin and Discworld (c) Terry Pratchett (PTerry).
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:iconsaffindrakosh:
SaffinDrakosh Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cherry so pretty))
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think she should be.
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vitaminanime Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Lol! Excellent! Currently listening to the audiobook
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! :clap: Your drawings of all these characters fit my mental images of them almost perfectly! I love their eyes here especially. The big shines make them seem innocent and kind, even though they are still tough.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcuddlesaurus21:
cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
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:iconmightymite50:
MightyMite50 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Vimes looking every inch the Duke here. Nice
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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HoustonDave Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Extremely well done, all of it. Kudos!
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconpiecemaker1:
Piecemaker1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011   Filmographer
Love the Vimes. Not many people can draw him this good - especially his hair getting grey gives him fine look.

And , of course, great job on others.
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconhippie-monkey:
hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
One of my favorite books in the series. You do it justice.
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjahavad:
jahavad Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
cherry is actually attractive for a woman with a beard
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Ankeel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Man, why don't YOU design the covers on the books instead of the crappy American clipart I've got to look at?
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
I have no idea- I'd prefer the British covers, but nooooooo....
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Ankeel Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Of course not. *sigh* The pretty British covers that actually LOOK like the characters (the later books, anyway).

But no.

I hate being American. Gah.
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coldangel1 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So perfect. They all look exactly as I'd imagined them.
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkehz:
KehZ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007
AWESOME poster! I really loved that book, especially the Vimes vs. werewolves stuff. Nice job on the characters.
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkehz:
KehZ Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
de nada ^^
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE your version of Vimes!
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:iconjesidres:
JesIdres Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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feathered-feline Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
VIMES!!! :love:

These look like you were inspired by Paul Kirby's illustrations. I love that man's art. Good Job. :)
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional General Artist
Partially inspired- but honestly, I started drawing them long before I saw Paul Kidby's art- which is why some of his designs I disagree with. Thank you!
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Falcon0281 Featured By Owner May 27, 2006
I Looove this. I personally think this is your best pic of Vimes. The coloring is very well done, good job! I liked T5E alot, but I think that listening to the audiobook before I read it really didn't do much for me. Anyway, still one of my favorite books. :D Really good job.

-Falcon
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your interpretation of Sam. He's always been my favourite character. I like the lines in his face and his stern expression.
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional General Artist
I get a lot of my design from Paul Kidby's illustrations, I fully admit- but I think a lot of us actually have a pretty good idea what Sam should look like thanks to Pterry's descriptions on how the world done him in. Thank you!
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Spaceman-Chris Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love Paul Kidby's interpretation of the characters, must be why I love yours :)
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Darek-Page Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
that's certainly well done, i think vimes needs to be bit more scruffier but great style there :)
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narosius Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
awsome=D this is just brilliant! :+fav: I have just started reading terry pratchett's books, but so far they're brilliant! do you think I should read "the fifth elephant"?
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JesIdres Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
YES! But read Guards, Guards, Men At Arms, and Feet of Clay first.
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narosius Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2005
ok!=D
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orinsul Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005   Writer
oh i love it, brilliant.
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Lady-Twatterby Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm, Vimesness........
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Splinter-Cell37 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2005  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nicely done! :clap:

You've got my vote! :#1:
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loudsilence Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2005
Brilliant! Not only is that a really good drawing but I think it would make a better cover since its more accurate than the one on the book (which shows Angua in uniform...shouldn't someone have pointed that out before they published it?! lol) Vimes's expression and the cigar are nice touches too, you've really shown his character well :clap: :#1:
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a-discworld-guild Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2005
Looks Great, we'll enter it right away
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Venugopalan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
Fantastic :thumbsup: I love it...
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:iconozodrac:
Ozodrac Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2005
Brilliant! How do you turn these things out so fast?
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charliegirl Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005   Photographer
Wonerful, wonderful!
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:iconastolante:
Astolante Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
That is... Extremely stunning.
Have I told you lately how much I love your Angua?
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:iconhyel:
Hyel Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
I'm so impressed that it's silly! I LOVE those colours!
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heart-of-glass Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
Godsdammit! Wish I could colour that good.
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IronOutlaw56 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
I love it :) w00t So good!

AP
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RevNook Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Awsome!!!!!!!
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