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4.60 / 5.00

Aug 22, 2016 | 7:49 AM EDT
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This is my entry for Jazza's Challenge of the Month August. I'm entering for the first time and I'm pretty excited (Hi Jazza :) ).

I chose Terry Pratchett because he is my favorite author. His novels play with steryotypes and are both original and hilarious. I definitely recommend checking them out.

The piece was done traditionally on a DinA2 piece of paper. The outlines as well as the stars were done with sharpie/gel pen, for the coloring I used a set of colored pencils.
I don't normally work with colors and instead do black and white drawings like portraits, so it was a challenge to get the colors right. But I think it went okay enough.

This is a WIP picture:

I haven't drawn much in some time now as I was lacking motivation and inspiration, but your video announcing the topic for August got me hooked and inspired, so I decided to participate...and I ended up having fun and enjoying something I used to like for the first time again in ages. You're a true inspiration. So thank you, Sir



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This piece is really up there for me in the August challenge.
I have no idea how people are able to attain this kind of flow using traditional medium - That's just mind boggling to me. I wish I could see this A2 sized magnificence in person though. Gotta look pretty crispy.

"Terry Pratchett" doesn't actually ring a bell for me (for better or worse I dunno), so none of the imagery tickle my nostalgic bone or whatever, but dam, this piece deserves at least a runner up from what I can grasp with my limited understanding; very respectable work.

I may be overhyping it, but I can't help it since it's non-digital and yet looks so solid and well-composed.

Cheers m8 and GL in the competition!

8th-day responds:

Hey, thanks for your feedback and kind words! I appreciate it.
Yeah, it was a challenge and it actually took me around ten days to complete the picture, so I'm pretty happy that it turned out nice. I'm glad you like it.

Maybe you'll like to check out his books....the Death wearing that hat, for example, is a reference to a story where Santa Claus is "killed" and Death takes up his role to ensure that things go as planned...resulting in him dressing up as Santa, giving out presents and practicing his "ho ho ho" very funny story among many


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely byotiful.